Press releases

Comments on the BMA WhatsApp leak

Commenting on the revelation that the BMA was seeking to maximise disruption, and put money before patient safety, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Patients will be appalled to discover that far from being concerned for their safety, the BMA has been playing a 'political game' to... Read more...

Government websites must respect purdah rules in EU Referendum

Commenting on the calls for the Cabinet Secretary to remove material from government websites skewing the EU debate once the purdah period kicks in, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "It’s bad enough that the Government has already spent more than £9 million of taxpayers’ money on... Read more...

Cost of Trident successor must be kept under control

The TaxPayers’ Alliance is today calling on the Government to learn the lessons of past defence procurement decisions if the costs of the expected renewal of Trident are not to spiral out of control. On the publication of a report detailing a plethora of previous errors, the TPA warns that... Read more...

TPA spokesmen available to comment on Queen's Speech this week

The TaxPayers' Alliance, Britain's independent campaign for reforming taxes, cutting spending and protecting taxpayers, will be available for broadcast interviews both previewing and reacting to the Queen's Speech taking place on Wednesday. The TaxPayers' Alliance hopes that the Government will spend the coming year concentrating its efforts on reducing the... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance publishes The Steel Crisis Explained

With Tata Steel putting its Port Talbot steelworks up for sale and saying the value of its UK steel operations are “almost zero”, there are implications for taxpayers which our briefing note addresses. The Steel Crisis Explained covers the following: Why is the UK industry failing? What’s going on in... Read more...

Taxpayer-funded public health lobby needs to be reined in, says TPA

Responding to news that Public Health England is proposing to halve the recommended daily intake of dairy products, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "When will these diktats from the High Priests of the Nanny State in the public health lobby ever end? Fresh from pushing for the... Read more...

Cut unnecessary spending instead of disability benefits

Responding to the announcement that MPs will be asked to vote on a Budget tomorrow with £4bn missing as a result of the U-turn on cuts to Personal Independence Payments, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "It is extraordinary that MPs are being asked to vote on... Read more...

It's time to end the hated Air Passenger Duty

Reacting to the Scottish government's confirmation that it intends to reduce Air Passenger Duty by 50%,Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Air Passenger Duty is just another way for the taxman to squeeze the extra bit more from hard pressed families planning a well-earned holiday. The rates... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance calls for further spending reductions at the Budget

As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Budget on Wednesday, the TaxPayers' Alliance has called for spending reductions to repair the public finances and ease the burden on hard-pressed families. Despite tough talk on spending by politicians, the truth is that it hasn't come down quickly enough. Spending projections set... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance calls for Corporation Tax to be replaced

Reacting to news that Facebook has rearranged its tax structure, Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The fact that Facebook has taken a voluntary decision to change its structure so it pays more Corporation Tax just goes to show how absurd the system has become. The outdated... Read more...

Taxpayers' money must not be used to skew the EU referendum

Reacting to the news that EU referendum campaign has finally begun, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: “Now that the starting gun has been fired, politicians and bureaucrats both in Westminster and Brussels must not be allowed to use taxpayers’ cash to skew the debate one way... Read more...

TaxPayers' Alliance slams plans for a regressive sugar tax

Slamming renewed calls for the hugely regressive sugar tax which would hit the poorest hardest, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:  "It is incredible that the health lobby is continuing to push this deeply regressive tax which will only add to hard-pressed families' bills. A sugar tax would hit those... Read more...

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