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Daily Mirror
Men dress up as nurses for charity run but donation is refused by NHS chieftown and it’s obviously for a good cause. I’m a bit flabbergasted by it really.
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 hours ago
town and it’s obviously for a good cause. I’m a bit flabbergasted by it really.” Chloe Westley, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance: “Hospitals are forever asking for money, so when they are presented with a charitable donation - that... Read more
2d
Daily Telegraph
Jeremy Corbyn's claim that 'people want to pay more tax to clear debt and fund services' undermined by official figuresThe Debt Management Office said that £180,393 in 2016/17 and £14,558 in 2015/16
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
The Debt Management Office said that £180,393 in 2016/17 and £14,558 in 2015/16 was made in these voluntary payments. Most of this came from a single bequest of £177,700 in the last financial year. The other donated or bequeathed by the other 14... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Managers on more than £400,000 a year at failing NHS authoritiesIt comes as NHS battles the worst financial crisis in its history. Services acr
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
It comes as NHS battles the worst financial crisis in its history. Services across the country are drawing up plans to make £22bn savings, while waiting lists for routine operations like hip and knee surgery have reached a 10 year high. John... Read more
4d
Derbyshire Times
EXCLUSIVE: Nearly £90k of YOUR cash given to pregnant mums to stop smokingA controversial scheme which handed out almost £90,000 of taxpayers’ cash to pe
Derbyshire Times / Posted 4 days ago
A controversial scheme which handed out almost £90,000 of taxpayers’ cash to persuade pregnant mums to quit smoking has been axed. The initiative - which was launched five years ago amid concerns about the devastating effects of smoking on unborn... Read more
4d
express
'Slim bins' save taxpayers £3.4 MILLION in 'successful' first year of usegroups and residents spoke of their fears it will encourage crime and rats. Jo
express / Posted 4 days ago
groups and residents spoke of their fears it will encourage crime and rats. Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, fumed: “Taxpayers will wonder what the Council is thinking. “Shrinking the size of bins will just lead... Read more
6d
Daily Echo
Council spends £3,000 of taxpayers' money to attend award ceremony - but comes home empty-handedalso received their third consecutive 2.5 per cent pay hike in June. The night
Daily Echo / Posted 6 days ago
also received their third consecutive 2.5 per cent pay hike in June. The night out was criticised by pressure group TaxPayers’ Alliance. Campaign manager Chloe Westley said: “Instead of congratulating themselves with a £3,000 night out on... Read more
7d
FOX 6 Milwaukee
Wisconsin property value increases largest since 2007MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin property values have reached a new high. The Wiscons
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 7 days ago
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin property values have reached a new high. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance analyzed taxable property value data that was finalized Tuesday by the state Department of Revenue. The $526 billion in property value is a new peak... Read more
7d
Tax-News.com
UK Urged To Lower Taxes On Holidaymakersby Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London15 August 2017 The UK should scrap Air
Tax-News.com / Posted 7 days ago
by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London15 August 2017 The UK should scrap Air Passenger Duty (APD) and consider tax relief for aviation industry operators, campaigners have said. The Taxpayers' Alliance said... Read more
9d
Daily Mail
Jeremy Hunt ‘spends £44,000 on private bathroom'also amounted to the price of ten pacemakers or five heart bypass surgeries. J
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
also amounted to the price of ten pacemakers or five heart bypass surgeries. John O’Connell, chief executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance said: ‘Quite why such a huge sum was spent on a building with perfectly adequate facilities will be lost... Read more
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9d
express
Scandal of Britain’s care crisis must be a priorityholidays this year, many will be blithely unaware that even now they will be fi
express / Posted 9 days ago
holidays this year, many will be blithely unaware that even now they will be filling the Treasury’s coffers. The TaxPayers’ Alliance has worked out that the tax burden on holidays abroad now stands at £3.1billion, the highest in the... Read more
9d
express
Britons paying £3bn in ‘stealth’ holiday taxeshit by VAT on essentials like sun cream and swimming costumes, as well as a tax
express / Posted 9 days ago
hit by VAT on essentials like sun cream and swimming costumes, as well as a tax on travel insurance. New research from the TaxPayers’ Alliance today shows the average UK holidaymaker will pay £68.74 as the taxman squeezes families. Related... Read more
9d
Daily Mirror
'Hypocrite' Jeremy Hunt splashes £44k taxpayers’ cash on office shower suiteThe £44,000 spent on his luxury shower suite could have paid for the annual sal
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
The £44,000 spent on his luxury shower suite could have paid for the annual salary of two nurses. John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, added: “It is an absurd amount to spend when the building already has perfectly adequate... Read more
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12d
BC Local News
Courtenay council wants to get ‘the truth’ out thereThe truth may be out there. Eventually. While Courtenay city hall isn't exactl
BC Local News / Posted 12 days ago
The truth may be out there. Eventually. While Courtenay city hall isn't exactly a setting for the 'X Files', anonymous advertising buyers have been making life miserable for some councillors and at least one senior city staff member – CAO Dave... Read more
12d
Comox Valley Record
Courtenay council wants to get ‘the truth’ out therecouncillors and at least one senior city staff member – CAO Dave Allen. A grou
Comox Valley Record / Posted 12 days ago
councillors and at least one senior city staff member – CAO Dave Allen. A group, going by the name Comox Valley Taxpayers Alliance, paid for a full page advertisement June 15 in the Comox Valley Record criticizing some councillors for attending... Read more
12d
express
STAMP DUTY SHOCK: Excluding downsizing pensioners from would RAISE £186M, Chancellor told PENSIONERS would be more likely to move to smaller homes if they were exempt
express / Posted 12 days ago
PENSIONERS would be more likely to move to smaller homes if they were exempt from stamp duty, freeing up housing and generating activity in the market worth... Read more
14d
walesonline
How Welsh Govt ministers spent £150k on flights around the worldhappened if Ministers had stayed at a desk in Cardiff Bay.”What should it cost?
walesonline / Posted 14 days ago
happened if Ministers had stayed at a desk in Cardiff Bay.”What should it cost? Chloe Westley, campaign manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “Taxpayers will be rightly angry that so much of their hard earned money is being spent on these... Read more
22d
birminghammail
Mum-of-eight on benefits buying horse speaks outother payments include £440 a month in child benefit and £1,604 child tax credi
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
other payments include £440 a month in child benefit and £1,604 child tax credits. James Price, Campaign Manager at The TaxPayers’ Alliance, previously said: “The benefits system is there to provide a safety net for when people fall on hard... Read more
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22d
express
'Long overdue' Probe into Britain's foreign aid budget welcomed by campaignersown country. The more people getting second thoughts about our ridiculous aid s
express / Posted 22 days ago
own country. The more people getting second thoughts about our ridiculous aid spending, the better.” John O’Connell of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “A review of how taxpayers’ cash is spent overseas is long overdue. Every single penny of... Read more
22d
express
Calls for deadline on MPs hiring their family members at taxpayers' expense PARLIAMENTARY authorities were today urged to put a deadline on MPs employing
express / Posted 22 days ago
PARLIAMENTARY authorities were today urged to put a deadline on MPs employing family members at taxpayers' expense. Parliamentary authorities were today urged to put a... Read more
23d
birminghammail
Benefits octomum Marie Buchan set to buy horsetold the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of h
birminghammail / Posted 23 days ago
told the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of heart. James Price, Campaign Manager at The TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The benefits system is there to provide a safety net for when people fall on hard times, not act... Read more
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23d
Daily Star
Benefit mum-of-eight, who gets £31,000 a year, is buying a HORSEbecoming a mechanic, works 16 hours a week as a carer to preserve her other han
Daily Star / Posted 23 days ago
becoming a mechanic, works 16 hours a week as a carer to preserve her other handouts. James Price, Campaign Manager at The TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The benefits system is there to provide a safety net for when people fall on hard times, not act... Read more
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23d
Daily Record
Benefits-scrounging octomum is set to buy a horsetold the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of h
Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
told the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of heart. James Price, Campaign Manager at The TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The benefits system is there to provide a safety net for when people fall on hard times, not act... Read more
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24d
Daily Mirror
Benefits-scrounging octomum is set to buy a horsetold the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of h
Daily Mirror / Posted 24 days ago
told the Star she was returning to work next week after an apparent change of heart. James Price, Campaign Manager at The TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The benefits system is there to provide a safety net for when people fall on hard times, not act... Read more
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25d
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
East of England Ambulance Service spent more than £1 million on taxis last year, figures reveal The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) paid more than £1 mil
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 25 days ago
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) paid more than £1 million to taxi firms last year, figures reveal. Data from a Freedom of... Read more
25d
Ipswich Star
East of England Ambulance Service spent more than £1 million on taxis last year, figures reveal The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust spent more than £1million of taxis la
Ipswich Star / Posted 25 days ago
The East of England Ambulance NHS Trust spent more than £1million of taxis last year (stock image). Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM The East of England... Read more
27d
express
'Ignore the LOONY-LEFT’S crackpot idea for 100 per cent inheritance tax', expert warns A PROPOSAL to fund the welfare state with a 100 per cent inheritance is a “cr
express / Posted 27 days ago
A PROPOSAL to fund the welfare state with a 100 per cent inheritance is a “crackpot” idea that should be “flat out ignored", a leading expert has warned. Amid a... Read more
27d
express
How much do YOU pay in tax? Hardworking British families hit with £24k tax bill last yearyour shopping receipts as they regularly have offers and discounts off your nex
express / Posted 27 days ago
your shopping receipts as they regularly have offers and discounts off your next shop on the back John O’Connell of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Continuous tinkering around the edges means that many people are paying more tax but are unaware... Read more
28d
express
How much tax British families pay in their lifetime – and it will INFURIATE youREVEALED: THE average British household will pay more than £820,000 in taxes
express / Posted 28 days ago
REVEALED: THE average British household will pay more than £820,000 in taxes over a lifetime, according to a bombshell new report. The average household will pay... Read more
29d
express
'A novel approach' Corbyn ridiculed for student debt U-turn after realising £100BN costhas been decimated How has the election panned out for the four main parties?
express / Posted 29 days ago
has been decimated How has the election panned out for the four main parties? This evening grassroots campaign group, the TaxPayers’ Alliance, hit out at Mr Corbyn, accusing him of falsely raising millions of graduates' hopes to gain votes. Alex... Read more
29d
express
Adorable kitten FLUSHED to safety after plunging 20ft down drain pipetribute to his colleagues who helped pull off the amazing rescue on a day when
express / Posted 29 days ago
tribute to his colleagues who helped pull off the amazing rescue on a day when the question of fire brigades' spending of taxpayers’ money to save stricken animals came under scrutiny. The sight of Luke the kitten cradled in the hands of his... Read more
30d
EveningTimes Online
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
EveningTimes Online / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Croydon Guardian / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Hampshire Chronicle
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
This is Oxfordshire
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Lancashire Telegraph
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
West Moreland Gazette
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Oxford Mail
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Oxford Mail / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Bury Times
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Bury Times / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Gazette
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
guardian-series
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
guardian-series / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Greenock Telegraph
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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Harrow Times
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Harrow Times / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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This is West Country
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
This is West Country / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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Gazette News
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Gazette News / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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Bolton News
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Bolton News / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
Belfast Telegraph
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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30d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Snakes and deer among thousands of animals rescued by fire servicesdog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called B
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 30 days ago
dog stuck in a wine rack, while in Lincolnshire an 8ft boa constrictor called Billy was removed from a gas fireplace. The TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group is reported to have told the broadcaster the cost of the rescues was not an efficient use... Read more
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