Plus: Waltham Forest’s proposed “consultancy support for a strategic reset” sounds like something from David Brent.
Posts Tagged: Taxpayers Alliance
The Conservatives should think about the implications of what would happen if Labour got serious on this issue.
John O’Connell: Lobbying, and an unacknowledged problem – namely, groups funded by the taxpayer that lobby for even more
The forgotten victims tend to be the taxpayer and small businesses – most of which can barely get hold of their local councillors, let alone ministers.
Nottingham City Council paid nine staff over £100,000 a year. What did local taxpayers get for their money? A failed council-owned energy company.
Our fringe event with the TaxPayers’ Alliance, including Paul Scully MP, Minister for Small Business.
Plus: The residents of Tunbridge Wells are left with the bill for their council’s Calverley Square vanity project.
How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic initiatives?
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
Plus: Why is Sandwell Council spending £10,000 for a lighting company to project messages onto buildings?
The removal of the precept, a virtually guaranteed source of income, could well lead to greater fiscal prudence.
How have think-tanks and campaign groups responded to the Chancellor’s fiscal and economic news?
We must continue to devolve power to council taxpayers themselves – building on the legacy of the abolition of the Audit Commission.
We would like to hear from people under the age of 35 with an exciting idea or contribution to policy debate.
Robert Halfon: Delivering social justice means feeding children properly. We’re not doing so – and we must.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
Sunak’s measures: What do they look like, where’s the money coming from – and how do they compare to other countries’?
While the Chancellor’s recovery measures look drastic, they are “middle of the pack” when compared to others in the world.