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Milton Keynes Council hikes rates while still funding trade unions

Last night, Milton Keynes council voted to hike bills by 1.95 per cent, just under the 2 per cent limit...

5:29 PM February 26, 2015

Renewable energy project condemned as "appalling value for money"

An energy-generating tidal lagoon has been condemned as “appalling value for money” by Citizen’s Advice. The project is said...

5:12 PM February 25, 2015

What you really pay on the 20p rate of tax

We need to talk about tax.

9:11 AM February 25, 2015

Jonathan Isaby writes for Conservative Home: Why every taxpayer should oppose plain packaging for cigarettes

Our Chief Executive, Jonathan Isaby, wrote for Conservative Home today, explaining why all taxpayers should oppose plain packaging for cigarettes.

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4:36 PM February 17, 2015

Where is the Rose Review?

Cast your mind back to this time last year, and you may remember the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announcing with...

10:24 AM February 17, 2015

The TaxPayers’ Alliance need your help

We at the TaxPayers’ Alliance keep a close eye on what local councils do with your money and on how...

4:41 PM February 16, 2015

Could driverless cars make HS2 obsolete before it's even built?

12:02 PM February 11, 2015

More waste in the NHS

It beggars belief.

4:44 PM February 10, 2015

An Italian Lift to Nowhere

Today the Daily Express reported that £1.5 million of EU taxpayers’ money was spent on a lift for the tiny...

2:56 PM February 10, 2015

Margaret Hodge gets it right, mostly

After Rachel Reeves’ bizarre assertion yesterday that the government was going to pay for a policy, it was refreshing...

11:10 AM February 10, 2015

Councils should do what they can to reduce the burden on local taxpayers

10:48 AM February 10, 2015

Campaigning Guides: How to run a street stall

The stalwart of campaigning is the good, old-fashioned street stall – but what do you need to bring and how...

10:42 AM February 10, 2015

Campaigning Guides: What's the law around leafleting?

Anyone who holds street stalls and leaflets will know that it is only a matter of time before some officious...

4:26 PM February 09, 2015

Andy Silvester discusses tax evasion on BBC News

1:01 PM February 09, 2015

How dare politicians make promises on the basis that “government” will pay for them

With 87 days to go until the general election, the Labour Party has today pledged that it would increase paid...

11:09 AM February 09, 2015

New “tax on employment” proposed by Oxfordshire County Council

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has a long history of opposing workplace parking levies, but they just keep popping up elsewhere....

11:34 AM February 06, 2015

Clegg's plans to cut deficit leave questions unanswered

11:34 AM February 06, 2015

Is inheritance tax moral? Jonathan Isaby speaks to Radio 4's Moral Maze

Last night our Chief Executive, Jonathan Isaby argued that inheritance tax was immoral on Radio 4's The Moral Maze.

11:32 AM February 05, 2015

"If I were Prime Minister" - Jonathan Isaby writes for the Independent

In the run up to the election, the Independent is asking 100 contributors what they would do if they were...

9:39 AM February 03, 2015

The War on Waste in the "rotten borough" of Tower Hamlets

As part of our ongoing War on Waste the TaxPayers' Alliance was back campaigning in Tower Hamlets this weekend.

4:59 PM February 02, 2015

4/5 - give schools freedom from government control, with accountability to parents

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

2:07 PM January 30, 2015

End taxpayer-funded lobbying and political campaigning and require greater transparency for lobbying by public affairs companies – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:37 PM January 29, 2015

Cut middle class welfare – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:27 PM January 28, 2015

Introduce a 2-year public sector pay freeze, increase contributions to unfunded public sector pensions from 6 to 8% of salary and cut pay for the top 10% of earners in the public sector by 5% - 2/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

1:19 PM January 27, 2015

Gold Star For Council Tax Cuts

Of those councils who have declared their Council Tax policies for next year the vast majority are forecasting an increase....

11:48 AM January 27, 2015

Introduce elected police commissioners – 3/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

11:18 AM January 26, 2015

Hiking the personal allowance is welcome, but there's more to do

It’s almost like there’s an election coming. Both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives are talking today about how much...

10:01 AM January 26, 2015

Hold a referendum on fundamental renegotiation of the EU – 0/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

8:43 AM January 23, 2015

Recall and citizens’ initiatives – 1/5

Shortly before the last General Election, the TaxPayers’ Alliance produced a manifesto. Here is the latest in our series of posts looking...

4:20 PM January 22, 2015

Increasing the cost of living with Council Tax hikes

Despite pressure from the Department for Local Government, councils seem determined to increase the burden on taxpayers. According...

2:45 PM January 22, 2015


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