Council Tax

Every day we see numerous examples of councils wasting taxpayers’ money on non-essential spending. We have visited towns and cities to campaign for councils to get their budgets under control and stop asking hard working taxpayers for more money. 

Twenty years of council tax

Our report, Twenty Years of Council Tax shows that between 1997 and 2017, council tax in England has increased by 57 per cent in real terms. Use the map to find out by how much council tax increased in your area. Click here to read more.

TPA staff and volunteers in Chippenham where council tax increased by 5.99 per cent in 2018

Town Hall Rich List

In early 2018 we published our 11th instalment of our Town Hall Rich List. The only comprehensive list of its kind, it details all local council employees whose remuneration exceeds £100,000. In 2017, 2,306 council employees received total remuneration in excess of £100,000. 558 received in excess of £150,000. Click here to read more.


Local authority flights

In June our research revealed the cost to taxpayers of fl ights for local bureaucrats over the last three years. Since 2015, local authorities in Britain have spent £6,792,500 on air travel, with each local authority spending an average of £29,152. Click here to read more.