Events

Panel discussion: housing

Meaningful but realistic policy changes to ease the housing crisis. The housing crisis is worsening by the day, a panel of experts discussed what should be done. Chair: Duncan SimpsonPanellists:Barry Macleod-Cullinane, a former councillor for HarrowJohn Myers, co-founder of Yes In My Back Yard or YIMBYRory Meakin, a TaxPayers’ Alliance... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Milton Keynes

We visited Bletchley in Milton Keynes, home of the famous World War Two Enigma code breakers, to speak with local residents about the high salaries paid to council bosses. For example the chief executive of Milton Keynes Council is paid nearly £185,000 despite refurbishments to their headquarters running nearly £8... Read more...

Rich List Road Show - Plymouth

The TPA visited the magnificent port city of Plymouth as part of our Rich List Roadshow tour. Joined by local coordinator Jake and budding volunteers we highlighted that 13 of the city council's employees were paid more than £100,000 for the financial year 2017 to 2018. Many locals we spoke... Read more...

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...