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The Bumper Book of Government Waste

Welcome to the world of waste. You are about to enter a twilight zone of crazy spending, political correctness, utter incompetence, and fantastic jollies, all funded by the British taxpayer. In this book, the authors have highlighted a myriad of examples of Government waste and useless spending, taken from thousands... Read more...

Whitehall pensions

This report lists details of 100 civil servants with pension pots of over £500,000. Download Whitehall pensions (PDF) Download the full data set (Excel) Read more...

The Political Payroll

The taxpayer funds an increasingly large army of government political appointees.  This report investigates some of the salaries we're paying.Download The Political Payroll (PDF) Read more...

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...