Video from the TPA 'Cutting Council Spending' event, with Bob Neill MP, Minister for Local Government, Cllr Dave Burbage, Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, and Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.
The TaxPayers' Alliance and the Daily Express hosted an event 'We Need to Talk About Europe' in the Freedom Zone at Conservative Party Conference 2011.
Matthew Elliott (chairman) -- Chief Executive of The TaxPayers' Alliance Douglas Carswell -- MP for Clacton Patrick O'Flynn -- Chief Political Commentator of The Daily Express Tim Montgomerie -- Editor of ConservativeHome
On Thursday 24th March 2011 the TaxPayers' Alliance and the Institute for Economic Affairs brought together key economic experts to share their findings and analysis of the previous day's Budget.
Speakers included Sajid Javid MP, Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TPA, Philip Booth, Editorial Director of the IEA, and Mike Denham, Research Fellow at the TaxPayers' Alliance. The event was chaired by Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA.
Full details of the briefing can be found here - http://bit.ly/hQGBJ4 - and the accompanying briefing document can be found here - http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/briefing2011.pdf
The TPA and IEA brought together key economic experts for a briefing on their findings in the Emergency Budget.
Speakers discussed the likely consequences of the actions taken and not taken at the crucial Emergency Budget. The TPA and IEA presented early analysis of the likely economic effects of the measures announced and looked into the fine print for any hidden nasties.
Ruth Lea (chair), Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group Philip Booth, Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs Mike Denham, TPA Research Fellow and former Treasury and City Economist Allister Heath, Editor of City AM Graeme Leach, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, Institute of Directors William Norton, City Solicitor and lead researcher for the James Review John Redwood MP Matthew Sinclair, Research Director, TaxPayers' Alliance David B. Smith, Beacon Economic Forecasting
This series of videos look at pressures on middle to low income families, motorists and commuters and challenges the case for High Speed Rail (HS2), which will benefit a fortunate minority of passengers but cost well over £1,000 for every family in Britain.
The videos follow a programme of research from the TPA looking at the problems with the business case for the new high speed rail line and identifying the many towns that will lose out and get worse train services if HS2 goes ahead.
High Speed Rail - Examining the problems with the business case, by Chris Stokes. http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/highspeedrail.pdf
Will HS2 create jobs? Looking at the Government's claims about the effect of the line on employment. http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/hsrjobs.pdf
HS2 Capacity Analysis - Revealing the towns and cities getting a worse service as a result of the project. http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/hs2capacity.pdf
Groups from across the political spectrum came together to highlight concerns over the Government's plan to spend billions on the flawed High Speed Rail proposals.
Speaking were Jenny Jones, London Mayoral Candidate for the Green Party; Alice Barnard, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance; Professor Stephen Glaister, Director of the RAC Foundation; Jerry Marshall, Chairman of AGAHST; and Matthew Sinclair, Director of the TaxPayers' Alliance.
The conference was co-chaired by Geoffrey Robinson MP, Labour for Coventry North West, and Andrea Leadsom MP, Conservative for South Northamptonshire.
More details and reaction from the conference can be found here - http://lowtax.es/knT995
On 21 October 2010 the TaxPayers' Alliance and the Institute of Economic Affairs hosted a joint media briefing to examine the true impact of the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review.
Speakers included Philip Booth, Editorial Director, IEA; Mike Denham, former Treasury economist and TPA Research Fellow; Sajid Javid MP; and Matthew Sinclair, Director, TPA. The discussion was chaired by Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group.
The report that accompanied the briefing is available here - http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/csrbriefing.pdf
You can join the TaxPayers' Alliance for free here - http://www.mainhighway.com/tpa/join/join.php