Press releases

UK’s local authorities spent £6,593,523 on award ceremonies

UK’s local authorities spent £6,593,523 on award ceremonies Embargoed: 00:01 Thursday 21st February 2019   An investigation by the TaxPayers' Alliance into council spending has revealed that local authorities in the UK have spent over £6 million on award ceremonies since 2015, with the average cost to the taxpayer per council... Read more...

Taxing the old won't solve inter-generational unfairness

Young people have it better than their parents in many ways, but not when it comes to housing Taxing older people more will not solve inter-generational unfairness as it will do nothing to resolve the housing crisis Declassifying areas of green belt land and allowing for taller developments are among... Read more...

Renationalisation is not the answer

Embargoed: 00:01 2nd January 2019 With rail fares due to increase yet again today, and the debate around public ownership raging, it is clear that renationalisation is not the answer. Despite claims made about our privatised rail network: Two thirds of delays are caused by Network Rail, which is nationalised. Every... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance publishes 2018 Nanny State Rich List

Embargoed: 00:01 26th December 2018 Today the TaxPayers’ Alliance publishes its 2018 Nanny State Rich List, revealing that hundreds of taxpayer-funded public health bosses enjoyed remuneration of over £100,00. Since the TPA’s last rich list publication in 2016, public health puritans in Britain have succeeded in lobbying for a sugar... Read more...

Nanny state approved Christmas lunch

Embargoed: 00:01 Monday 24th December This year Public Health England has spent over £41.7 million of taxpayers money telling Brits what they can and cannot eat, drink and do in their leisure time. Using these warnings and guidelines, the TaxPayers' Alliance has calculated what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch... Read more...

Tax burden at a 50-year high, finds TaxPayers' Alliance

For Immediate Release A new research note, released today by the TPA, reveals that the tax burden in Britain has reached a near 50-year high Britain's tax burden has increased to 34.6% of GDP for 2018-19 The Treasury plans to keep Britain’s historic-high tax burden at these levels for the next... Read more...

TPA calls for business rates reform on "Small Business Saturday"

Embargoed: 00:01 Saturday 1st December 2018   As Brits flock to high streets to support their local shops on Small Business Saturday, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has published a new proposal on how to make business rates valuation fairer and more efficient. Entrepreneurs up and down the country are struggling under the... Read more...

TPA Response to the 2018 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commenting on the 2018 Budget announcement, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “The chancellor was right that ‘ending austerity’ should not mean tax hikes, and mostly resisted the temptation to squeeze families and businesses for even more. “Increases in the personal allowance and higher... Read more...

TPA responds to Theresa May's Conference Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Theresa May's 2018 Conservative Party Conference Speech, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The Prime Minister has rightly talked a lot about creating opportunities and she passionately championed freedom and free markets in her speech, so let's hope that we see the government... Read more...

TPA Reaction to Jeremy Corbyn's Conference Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour Party Conference, John O'Connell, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Corbyn's angry rant offered nothing to the hard-pressed, silent majority of taxpayers who want to be trusted to spend their own money and care for their children as they... Read more...