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Budget 2012: A Boost in the Family Bank Account

2 Comments | Posted 21 March 2012 | (19:43)

With the challenges facing the British economy and the huge pressure on many families' finances, George Osborne didn't have much room for manoeuvre in today's Budget. There was no spare cash for giveaways so he made a series of careful trade-offs which, overall, will leave ease the pressure on lots...

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How Local Government Pensions Add to Your Council Tax Bill

2 Comments | Posted 25 January 2012 | (09:54)

This year the government is making available an extra £650 million to help principal local authorities to freeze council tax. In the last 10 years council tax has almost doubled across the UK, yet many residents have not seen a corresponding increase in the services they receive.

Many households...

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The Misbehaving Council Staff Costing Taxpayers Millions

0 Comments | Posted 14 December 2011 | (10:43)

In September rogue UBS trader Kweku Adoboli was arrested following allegations he had cost the banking group an estimated £1.3 billion by abusing his position. But it isn't just occasional high profile rogue traders who let down their employers. A critical test of any organisation is how they respond to...

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These Strikes Are a Disproportionate Reaction to Moderate Changes to Make Public Sector Pensions Sustainable

0 Comments | Posted 30 November 2011 | (07:09)

Today's strikes have been a long time coming and trade unions have had ample opportunity to call them off, but a small number of hardliners are determined to cause disruption to millions of people.

Union leaders have called out their members on strike with between a quarter and a...

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Don't let Union Fat Cats Block Necessary Pension Reforms

0 Comments | Posted 15 September 2011 | (00:00)

The official national debt is expected to reach nearly £1.4 trillion in 2015-16. But it's only part of the real national debt. If you want to really understand our total public sector liabilities you also need to include items like PFI deals and bills for nuclear decommissioning.

But by far...

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The British public are Rejecting the High Speed Rail White Elephant

0 Comments | Posted 12 July 2011 | (14:35)

MPs were told yesterday that those opposing High Speed Rail are not "Luddites or Nimbys". The House of Commons Transport Committee was hearing evidence from opponents to plans for a high speed rail line from London to Birmingham (HS2).

We at the TaxPayers' Alliance have been against high speed...

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