Press releases

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...

TaxPayers’ Alliance reveals £15 million of anti-eco Whitehall waste

Embargoed 00:01 Sunday 12 April  Research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) shows that since 2014 Whitehall departments have spent £15,383,904 of taxpayers' money on environmentally damaging waste.Freedom of information requests from last year, before the coronavirus crisis, reveal regular practices of unnecessarily using heating during the summer months, and taking taxis... Read more...

BBC wrong to suggest broadband tax, says TaxPayers’ Alliance

For immediate release   Responding to the BBC's suggestion that a broadband tax could be introduced, James Roberts, political director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "With the nation stuck at home, making use of our broadband, the Beeb's spotted an opportunity to slap a TV tax on the internet. "Not... Read more...

TaxPayers’ Alliance sets out coronavirus response policy recommendations

For immediate release   Today, the TaxPayers' Alliance lays out three bold new policies to build on the extraordinary but justifable government response to the coronavirus.In a statement from our chairman and chief executive, the TaxPayers' Alliance has responded to the intervention undertaken by the government to tackle the Covid-19... Read more...

New TaxPayers' Alliance tool lets you Play the Chancellor

For immediate release As the new Chancellor puts the finishing touches to his first Budget, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has released a new tool to help those wanting to lower taxes. The TPA tool allows politicians, commentators, journalists and over-burdened taxpayers the chance to play Chancellor with the click of a... Read more...

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