Introduction Membership of trade unions – for both public and private sector workers – has been declining for many years: 23.7 per cent were members in 2020. In the public...Click here to read more
Background: HM Government is planning to raise national insurance contributions (NICs) from April 2022 by 1.25 percentage points for employee, employer and self-employed national insurance. The purpose is two-fold: to...Click here to read more
Introduction Many charities and third sector organisations are reliant on public bodies for at least a portion of their revenue. Receiving taxpayers' money puts these organisations in a privileged position....Click here to read more
Boris Johnson’s plans to raise national insurance contributions to pay for the NHS and social care have left us with many unanswered questions. One of the biggest mysteries is how...Click here to read more
This week may see the announcement of a rise in national insurance, as part of the PM’s plan to fix social care. It’s fair to say the idea has...Click here to read more
by Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published its annual report for 2020-21 and it raises interesting questions when it...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