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SAS: Learning lessons from across the world

by Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager At the TPA, we believe in lower taxes and better public services, because these policies have been proven to improve the lives of millions of people across the world. In stark comparison, socialism has caused misery and destruction. It's failed every time it has been... Read more...

SAS: Socialism is not the answer to crony capitalism

by Ben Ramanauskas, Policy AnalystDespite lifting over a billion people out of poverty and raising the standard of living in a way that is unprecedented in human history, capitalism has an image problem. It is seen as an unfair system, which enriches a small group of elites at the expense... Read more...

SAS: Why should the TPA Stand Against Socialism?

by John O'Connell, Chief Executive It's a truth, unfortunately not universally acknowledged, that not all countries have started on the path to socialist ruin with hardline socialist governments. The march to statism doesn't only happen with the guys in army uniforms, though they usually pop up when everything starts going... Read more...

And the winner is...

by Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager Awards season is upon us! Cue the flashing lights, teary acceptance speeches about smashing the patriarchy, selfies on the catwalk and bickering online over the best and worst dressed Hollywood stars. It’s the epitome of celebrity culture in the 21st century - glitzy, narcissistic, a... Read more...

Is it time to scrap the TV licence?

by Richard Mason - Research Fellow at Consumer Choice CenterAbout half a century ago, Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter wrote in his book Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy about a concept he called ‘creative destruction’. Derived from the previous works of Marx, Schumpeter perceived economic growth under capitalism as a destructive force... Read more...

Should tax returns be made public?

by Ben Ramanauskas, Policy AnalystThe Sunday Times recently published its tax list, revealing the amount paid by the UK’s biggest taxpayers. There have been calls in recent years for the salaries and amount paid in taxation, by each and every individual, to be made public. This is the situation in... Read more...

There's something in the air

by Ben Ramanauskas, Policy Analyst Last month, under cover of Brexit, the government published its clean air strategy. In a nutshell, the strategy sets out the government’s plans for dealing with air pollution.    The basic premise is commendable. Air pollution is bad for our health, particularly for children, the... Read more...

Analysing the record high tax burden

by Harry Fone, Grassroots Campaign ManagerReaders born before 1990 will likely remember a series of adverts by the Inland Revenue (as HMRC used to be known) that professed, “Tax doesn’t have to be taxing”. Well unfortunately it is, very taxing. In fact, our recent research crunched the numbers and revealed... Read more...

There's no appetite for a new minister

by Ben Ramanauskas, Policy Analyst Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee recently published a report on food security in the United Kingdom. It makes grim reading, highlighting a number of issues in the UK such as households having limited access to food, undernutrition, and obesity. The Committee said that the government has... Read more...