Events

Rich List Road Show - Croydon (again!)

Once again we joined forces with keen local campaigners to expose local council waste. Many people we spoke to are absolutely fed up of council bosses being paid six-figure salaries yet in return residents receive poor quality services. Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Bath

The TPA visited Bath as part of the Rich List Roadshow tour to highlight the very large remuneration paid to its council bosses. Data from our Town Hall Rich List shows the Strategic Director for Resources was paid £424,250 in 2017/18. The bulk of the pay is made up of... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Sunderland

The TPA team ventured to the north east of England and specifically Sunderland to join forces with local campaign group Sunderland for Transparency. Together we have unearthed numerous examples of the local council wasting taxpayers' money. Grassroots Campaign Manager Harry Fone spoke at their annual social event about the work... Read more...

Panel discussion: alternatives to HS2

Do we need alternatives to HS2, and what should they be? Panellists: Shaun Bailey – Member of the London Assembly and Conservative candidate for the 2020 London mayoral electionMichael Byng – Great British Transport Competition judge, transport infrastructure consultant and quantity surveyorKelvin Hopkins - Member of Parliament for Luton North... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Addiscombe

It was a pleasure to be out campaigning again with the Croydon Constitutionalists. We had a fascinating day speaking to residents of Addiscombe about everything for high salaries for council bosses to local vanity projects. Read more...

Tunbridge Wells Action Day on council offices

TPA staff and supporters travelled to Royal Tunbridge Wells to campaign against proposals to build new council offices and a theatre at a cost of £90 million to local ratepayers. This despite the fact they already have reasonably good infrastructure that a simple refurbishment would bring up to modern standards.Many... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Oxford

The TPA team descend on Oxford to speak to local residents about the obscene amounts of money paid to Oxfordshire council bosses. Remarkably the chief executive was paid £216,722 (in 2017/18) and worse still employed an assistant chief executive who received nearly £140,000! One of the most interesting moments of... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Croydon

We joined a group of supporters called the Croydon Constituionalists to focus on the enormous salaries paid to Croydon council bosses. In total 19 council fat cats were paid over £100,000 with the highest salary going to the chief executive at £212,935! This from a council that has some questionable... Read more...

Mid-Cheshire Against HS2

It was a pleasure to meet the dedicated members of Mid-Cheshire Against HS2 who have been diligently campaigning against the vanity project for several years. Their stall at the Royal Cheshire County Show was a non-stop hive of activity as many people stopped and chatted to voice their disapproval at the scheme. By sheer... Read more...