Research papers

The Ten Per Cent Challenge

The fifth part of the CSU series challenges councils to save 10 per cent in several key non-priority budgets in 2006-07 and shows how that could allow them to cut Council Tax bills.  Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered No. 5: The Ten Percent Challenge

TAXPAYERS' ALLIANCE THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET TO COUNCILS WITH SIMPLE AND MODEST SAVINGS COUNCIL TAX CAN BE CUT BY 3.5%, WHICH IS £40 OFF THE AVERAGE BAND D BILL INDIVIDUAL DETAILS FOR HUNDREDS OF COUNCILS SHOWS SIMPLE SAVINGS IN PUBLICITY, MANAGEMENT AND PENSION COSTS Ahead of the local elections on May... Read more...

The Cost of Crime in London

A new study by the TaxPayers’ Alliance has discovered that the cost of crime in London in 2006-07 was a staggering £3 billion, equivalent to £400 for every person in London. Using Home Office calculations to take into account the economic and social cost of various types of crime, TPA... Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered: Town Hall Rich List 2008

The fourth part of the CSU series (and second edition of our annual Town Hall Rich List) provides details of over 800 local authority employees with remuneration packages of at least £100,000 for the periods 2006-07 and 2007-08, including 14 earning more than the Prime Minister.  Read more...

How Cutting Corporation Tax Would Boost Revenue

The report, written for Conservative Way Forward, reveals compelling evidence based on the experiences of Britain’s leading international competitors that a cut in the rate of corporation tax would boost the economy and speed up the rate of growth in revenues raised by the Treasury. Read more...

Budget 2008 Report

The report shows how higher spending on public services has failed to deliver results and how controlling spending and reducing taxes could deliver significant economic benefits.  Read more...

How to Save £3.3 Billion a Year from the Civil Service

There has been justified concern over recent decades that the huge size of the Civil Service constitutes government waste. This paper sets out how substantial savings can be made through reducing the numbers in the Civil Service without needing to make compulsory redundancies.  Read more...