Executive summary Tobacco duties are forecast to raise £8.9 billion in 2023-24 For every year until 2028-29 the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts that the amount raised by tobacco...Click here to read more
Key findings Nottingham and Birmingham city councils have both issued Section 114 notices, an effective declaration of bankruptcy., Nottingham city council is forecast to have an overspend of £23 million...Click here to read more
Introduction Public sector pensions are one of the government’s largest liabilities reaching £2.3 trillion in 2020-21. This was more than 100 per cent of GDP in 2020-21, the first time...Click here to read more
by Elliot Keck, head of campaigns “Change? Why do we need change? Aren’t things bad enough as they are?” This sentiment, originally expressed by the Victorian prime minister, the...Click here to read more
By: Darwin Friend, head of research Our latest research, mandarin millionaires, reveals the enormous pension pots of the UK’s 20 leading civil servants. These bureaucrats running UK government departments...Click here to read more
by Jonathan Eida, researcher The autumn statement was a mixed bag for taxpayers. Here we set out the good and bad bits from the budget. Five good things:...Click here to read more
The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) was launched by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum in early 2004 to speak for ordinary taxpayers fed up with government waste, increasing taxation, and a lack of transparency in all levels of government.
No party was standing up for taxpayers and nearly all politicians were committed to bigger government, higher spending and secretive deals behind closed doors.
The TPA sought to challenge this status quo. The United States, Germany, France and Italy all had groups dedicated to defending taxpayers against new taxes, exposing waste and putting forward the case for spending restraint. The TPA was set up to ensure that British taxpayers were no longer ignored by politicians.Click here to read more