Conservative-DUP deal will give taxpayers little confidence that their money is being well spent

June 26, 2017 12:46 PM

Following the government's announcement that they have agreed a "Confidence & Supply Agreement" with the Democratic Unionist Party, Alex Wild, Research Director at the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: 

"Taxpayers resent politicians cooking up deals behind closed doors that invariably end with their cash being thrown wherever is politically advantageous rather than where it could be best spent. The unfair way in which money is allocated between the Home Nations has been clear for decades, best illustrated by the significantly higher levels of public spending in Scotland than in considerably poorer parts of England. But until there is a major decentralisation of tax raising powers, Westminster politicians will always have ultimate control of the purse strings and be able to dish out taxpayers' cash in a way that benefits them more than the general public."

 
TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Latest Blogs:

Food would be cheaper outside the customs union

4:20 PM 14, May 2018 James Price

Time to scrap inheritance tax

3:34 PM 08, May 2018 Matt Gillow

Why we publish the Town Hall Rich List

2:44 PM 11, Apr 2018 Jan Zeber