Events

Panel discussion: Reforming the House of Lords

Panellists: Lord Henry HaywoodDouglas CarswellSir Henry Bellingham MPHenry Hill Lord Flight Lords, constitutional experts and former MPs all gathered to discuss the future of the House of Lords. Following a recent report by Sir Henry Bellingham MP on reforming the Upper House this was the perfect opportunity to debate this... Read more...

Report Launch: Great British Transport Competition

After months of hard work, we published our landmark report The Great British Transport Competition, which proposed 28 alternative transport infrastructure projects to HS2. The winning proposals ranged from reopening old railways stations and lines, upgrading the A1 and A5 to building more cycle paths across the nation. The report was... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Lewes

TPA staff and supporters gathered in Lewes where East Sussex County Council employ 11 staff receiving over £100,000 in their pay packets for 2017/18. Local coordinator Cllr Charles Amos said that it is maddening that they are paid so much particularly when services are being cut and council tax bills... Read more...

Stop HS2 at Euston

It's full steam ahead for the campaign to stop HS2! This week saw protesters gather at Euston station in London to celebrate Matthew Bishop and his mother Gerry complete their walk along Phase 1 of the proposed high speed line. Along the way they have spoken to many people who... Read more...

Walking the proposed HS2 line

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of meeting anti-HS2 campaigner Matthew Bishop. He is walking Phase 1 of the line to raise awareness about how destructive the project is to the environment and how ordinary people are badly affected by it. During his journey he has spoken to many who are... Read more...

Launch of Automate the State: health and social care

On the 24th April, the TaxPayers' Alliance launched a new report: "Embracing technology in health and social care", which shows that £18.5 billion could be saved in the NHS and social care systems by increasing productivity and freeing up staff resources. . The paper included a foreword and remarks from... Read more...

Morecambe Action Day

Our team and supporters were in Lancaster and Morecambe to campaign against wasteful council spending on agencies and consultants. Findings show that since 2016 Lancaster City Council has spent over £4 million on consultancy and many are questioning if this represents value for money. Read more...

Bath Action Day on the Clean Air Zone

TPA staff and supporters rallied in Bath ahead of a special cabinet meeting on proposals for a clean air zone tax. We were there to highlight our latest research showing that instead of an ineffective tax on lorries, coaches and minibuses, greater emphasis should be placed on improving the region's... Read more...

Cardiff Action Day

The TPA were back in Wales this weekend, Cardiff to be precise, where we joined TPA coordinator Lee Canning to campaign against the 4.5 per cent rise in council tax. Sadly, this is yet another example of a council unable to gets its spending under control and then pleading poverty.... Read more...

Brecon Action Day

The TPA visited Brecon to campaign against a proposed 12 per cent rise in council tax by Powys County Council (PCC). Residents in a Band D property will pay an additional £175 in tax for 2019-20 and we argued that is far too high. Read more...

Lecture at the University of Essex

We had the pleasure of speaking to students at the University of Essex in Colchester about the work of the TaxPayers' Alliance. Discussion ranged from the sugar tax to whether or not the government should implement universal basic income. It was great to see so many young people passionate about... Read more...

Mansfield Action Day

It was brought to our attention by a supporter that Mansfield District Council will be investing £55 million of borrowed money in commercial property. We have previously written about why such 'investments' are a bad idea. If they make a loss then taxpayers are on the hook for paying off... Read more...

Basildon Business Expo 2018

We held a stall at the Basildon Business Expo organised by the Essex Chambers of Commercem where we met with local business people and discussed the work of the TPA. Read more...

York Action Day - 17 Nov 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable Saturday in York campaigning for cutting taxes and stopping wasteful government spending. Despite people being engrossed in their Christmas shopping we had a fantastic response from the public. As usual, many pointed out examples of wasteful spending by the local council and our research team will investigate... Read more...

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