Press releases

TaxPayers' Alliance calls for immediate sale of RBS shares

Responding to the news that Royal Bank of Scotland has announced its ninth consecutive multi-billion pound loss, Alex Wild, Research Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "Every day the government holds on to these shares they are risking further losses. Some ridiculed the previous chancellor for crystalising a £1 billion... Read more...

TPA renews its call to Stamp Out Stamp Duty

TPA renews its call to Stamp Out Stamp Duty Click here for more on our campaign In light of The Daily Telegraph's welcome recommendation to slash Stamp Duty - following revelations that the Stamp Duty reforms have further distorted the market and raised only half the amount of revenue predicted... Read more...

Income tax and national insurance: How much tax do you really pay?

Income tax and national insurance: How much tax do you really pay? Income tax+national insurance means the 20 per cent tax rate is effectively 40.2 per cent Multiple taxes on wages are needlessly complex and obscure National insurance should be abolished by 2021 for a simpler and more transparent tax... Read more...

TPA launches new app: How is your Council doing?

The TaxPayers' Alliance today launches YourTPA, a unique free-to-download App, which allows taxpayers to access local council data on their mobile devices. Users can type in their postcodes which brings up local data, allowing users to scrutinise and hold their individual authorities to account. This app will help promote transparency across local government.  YourTPA is a collection of... Read more...