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Life is easier in the public sector

This report shows how working life is easier in the public sector than the private sector - more pay, fewer hours, more days off sick and better pensions. Download Life is easier in the public sector (PDF) Read more...

The public see the continuing problems with public services

An FT Harris poll confirms that most people see little improvement since 1997 in schools or hospitals. A truly staggering amount of public money has been spent on services and the public are increasingly noticing that a lot of this has been wasted. The idea that the main problem with... Read more...

Better Government Position Paper

In this document Patrick Barbour discusses the problems created by the present system of government and the principles by which it might be improved.  Subsequent papers will outline detailed programmes for different government functions.Download Better Government Position Paper (PDF) Read more...

Better Government Opening Press Release

This press release outlines the problems the Better Government campaign seeks to address and sets out the results of an ICM poll showing public dissafection with politics.Download Better Government Press Release (PDF) Read more...

Tax Freedom Day response

TPA response to Tax Freedom Day, which in 2007 fell on 1 June. The report compares estimates of Tax Freedom Day in other countries. Download Tax Freedom Day response (PDF) Read more...

Dynamic model of the UK economy

The TPA commissioned the respected Centre for Economics and Business Research to build a dynamic model of the UK, to show how tax reductions will benefit the economy. This report explains how the model was set up and simulates a reduction in the corporation tax rate to the Irish rate... Read more...

The real cost of Gordon Brown

This report shows how, if Gordon Brown had not increased the tax burden, the basic rate of income tax could have been cut to just 10 per cent.Download The real cost of Gordon Brown (PDF) Read more...

Flat Tax: Towards a British Model by Allister Heath

A fair income tax which taxed all income at the same percentage would dramatically improve incentives, while bureaucracy could be dispensed with almost entirely. This idea, already sweeping Eastern Europe, is the 'flat tax'.Published by The TaxPayers' Alliance and The Stockholm Network You can order a copy of the flat... Read more...

Total Lifetime Tax

How much will the average person pay in tax during their lifetime?  Find out in this TaxPayers' Alliance Research Note.Download Total Lifetime Tax (PDF) Read more...

The List of Shame

Today's Third Reading debate on David Maclean's Freedom of Information Amendment Bill has just concluded after several hours with a vote in favour from a total of 78 Labour MPs and 18 Tories. Both main parties declared themselves to be “neutral” on the issue and many MPs deliberately chose to... Read more...