Tax Payers Alliance

Labour's Jobs Guarantee

Stephen Timms | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

Our solution is different to the one proposed by the Taxpayers' Alliance. Labour is committed to introducing a Jobs Guarantee, funded by a bankers' bonus tax and restricting pension tax relief for those on the highest incomes.

Backlash Predicted Over Road Tolls

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Pressing ahead with an expansion of road tolls would be "electoral suicide" for the Government, a motoring campaigner said. A Whitehall feasibility...

Budget 2012: A Boost in the Family Bank Account

Emma Boon | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Boon

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 of households and allow most of them to keep more of their own money.

The Deceptions of Ken Clarke, Cuts in Legal Aid, and the Time bomb Waiting for the Taxpayer

Jonny Mulligan | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jonny Mulligan

The truth is if the Legal Aid Bill is passed we the taxpayer will be left with millions of knock-on costs. This is something Ken Clarke and co. are desperate to keep away from peers and the public.

How Local Government Pensions Add to Your Council Tax Bill

Emma Boon | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Boon

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.

The Government Needs to Assess Whether Its Decree on Public Sector Pay Has Been Broken

Jonathan Isaby | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Isaby

The parlous state of the British economy dictated that restraint in public sector pay was non-negotiable when the coalition government took office in 2010.

From Handcuffs To Toilet Rolls: Bizarre Items Stolen From Police Revealed

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

Handcuffs, uniforms, speed guns, dogs and even patrol cars have been stolen from police stations in the past five years. The haul includes dozens o...

The Misbehaving Council Staff Costing Taxpayers Millions

Emma Boon | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Boon

Hundreds of working years are being lost at local councils in the Midlands thanks to suspensions for allegedly misbehaving council staff. This isn't good for taxpayers, the council or the individuals involved. Local authorities must ensure that action is taken and suspensions are dealt with swiftly and cases don't drag on, leaving taxpayers picking up the bill for staff who are off work for long periods and temps to cover their absence.

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

Emma Boon | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK Politics
Emma Boon

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.

Taxpayer Funding of Trade Unions

John O Connell | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics
John O Connell

Facility time is an unfair taxpayer-funded subsidy to unions, which frees up money for campaigns. It should be scrapped and paid for out of union coffers.

Don't let Union Fat Cats Block Necessary Pension Reforms

Emma Boon | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Politics
Emma Boon

Changes to pensions to make them more affordable are unavoidable. Threats from trade union bosses, made from the comfort of their well-feathered nests, should be challenged because the facts are there for reasonable people to see and debate.

High Speed Rail is Damaging to the Environment and the Budget Deficit, High Speed Broadband Would be Much Better for Both

Sarah Lee | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics
Sarah Lee

With a programme of rail upgrades and investment in superfast broadband, the Government could deliver the economic growth it desires, for a fraction of the cost of the High Speed Rail 2 project and in a fraction of the time.

HMRC Under FIre As Report Suggests It Failed To Collect Billions

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failed to collect £27.4bn of tax in the last five financial years, according to a report published by the Taxpayers' Al...