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TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals £56 cost of online sales tax

Embargoed: 00:01 Wednesday 29 July 2020   TaxPayers’ Alliance research finds costs of reported online sales tax.  It would hit the poorest and most vulnerable hardest, with deliveries being a lifeline for millions.  The campaign group opposes the chancellor’s constant war on shoppers. New analysis from the TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to BBC charging over 75s for licence fee

For immediate release Responding to the confirmation that the BBC will end free TV licences for over 75s, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: "This announcement shows the Beeb would rather fleece pensioners than cut its wasteful diversity budgets and top star salaries. "The TV tax is a... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to the chancellor’s economic statement

For immediate release   Commenting on the chancellor’s economic statement, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “The chancellor announced a ‘plan for jobs’ but it’s tomorrow’s taxpayers who will have to work hard to pay for it all. “While the jobs retention bonus will help ensure that... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to new “unringfenced” funding package

For immediate release   Commenting on the further funding package for local councils announced by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Harry Fone, grassroots campaign manager of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “This endless flow of uncontrolled cash to cack-handed councils is likely to see millions more... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to big promises from “Boris the Builder”

For immediate release   Responding to the prime minister’s speech on re-building the economy post pandemic, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:    “Boris the Builder is promising to fix it, but jobs and investment won’t come from spending splurges alone.  “The PM’s promises on planning reform and... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to announced merger of DfID into the FCO

For immediate release   Commenting on the announced merger of the Department for International Development into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This shift is good news for taxpayers, but it's crucial that the end result is less of their money being... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to today's ONS figures

For immediate release   Responding to today's ONS figures, John O'Connell chief executive at the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "The shocking size of this slump is yet another reminder of the dire economic circumstances we find ourselves in.    "With the public finances in tatters and the country facing painful unemployment,... Read more...

Over 500 TfL staff earned more than £100,000 despite £1.6bn taxpayer bailout

Embargoed: 00:01 Tuesday 9 June   The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) today reveals its City Hall Rich List 2020, detailing hundreds of transport bosses earning more than £100,000 in pay, bonuses and benefits last year.In total, 654 staff employed by the Greater London Authority and its subsidiary bodies (Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police, the London... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of tax and regulation stimulus package

For immediate release   Responding to reports of a tax and regulation stimulus package, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:"Taxpayers and businesses experiencing severe economic uncertainty will be heartened to hear that a recovery plan looks set to focus on tax cuts and deregulation.It's vital that the government... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to the announcement of the new BBC director general

For immediate release Responding to the announcement of the new BBC director general, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:“Continuing the long line of establishment BBC bosses suggests the Beeb have tuned out the concerns of licence-fee payers.“Commercial experience from the new director general is unlikely to turn... Read more...

One in five universities pay for vice-chancellors' gas-guzzlers

Embargoed 00:01 Thursday 28 May  At a time of student anger over poor value for money, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) today reveals that 29 British universities (roughly 1 in 5) spent £702,057 on vehicles for vice-chancellors or their equivalents between 2016 and 2019. Some of the vice-chancellors provided with cars received total annual... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance responds to reports of plans to hike taxes

For immediate release Responding to reports of tax hikes as part of the coronavirus recovery plan, John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The government has a tough job on its hands in repairing the public finances, but increasing a 50-year high tax burden should not be a... Read more...

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