Research papers

How to Save £50 Billion

The report, produced in co-operation with the Institute of Directors, sets out spending cuts that could save £50 billion in public spending.  Read more...

NHS Machines

The report shows that there is significant variation in the extent to which NHS Trusts make use of expensive capital equipment.  Read more...

Town Hall Rich List 2009

The third Town Hall Rich List provides details of over 1000 local authority employees with remuneration packages of at least £100,000 for the periods 2006-07 and 2007-08, including 16 earning more than the Prime Minister. Read more...

Reforming EU Development Assistance

The report sets out detailed proposals for reforming EU development assistance in order to ensure transparency and accountability and put an end to abuse of European taxpayers' money.  Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered: Town Hall Rich List 2009

The fourth part of the CSU series (and third edition of our annual Town Hall Rich List) provides details of over 1000 local authority employees with remuneration packages of at least £100,000 for the periods 2007-08 and 200809, including 16 earning more than the Prime Minister.  Read more...

Hate Education

The report sets out how £100 million of British taxpayers' money supports hate education in the Palestinian territories.  Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered: Pensions

The third part of the CSU series provides details on how councils spend a fifth of council tax on pensions in 2007-08 and how thousands of councillors are on the local government pension scheme.  Read more...

How the CAP Costs Families Nearly £400 a Year

With the onset of a recession, family budgets are tight. Despite agricultural commodity prices falling from their recent exceptional high, there are still global concerns at a food crisis. Saving £400 a year, over one per cent of average household, post-tax income,would be a welcome boost for many families struggling... Read more...

Middle Management Pay

The second part of the CSU series shows that the number of council staff earning more than £50,000 has soared by more than 20 per cent in 2007-08.  Read more...

Regional Development Agencies: Having a ball at the 2008 Party Conferences

Regional Development Agencies have been an expensive failure. Despite over £15 billion in taxpayer funding, they have proved ineffective in reducing regional income disparities, incapable of fostering sustainable economic growth and have frequently misused taxpayers’ money. Following the TaxPayers' Alliance's detailed analysis of RDA activity earlier this year (to read... Read more...

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