Posts Tagged “taxpayers alliance”

++ SHOCK! HORROR! LIB DEM MP CAUGHT UP IN NEW EXPENSES ROW!

by Stephen Tall on November 9, 2012

I’m deeply grateful to the Manchester Evening News and its reporter Deborah Linton for exposing Manchester MP John Leech’s shameless attempts to exploit the taxpayer by… (brace yourselves for the shock)… … offering coffee to staff working at his constituency office and members of the public visiting him. With unbelievable extravagance, Mr Leech has splashed […]

Why Gift Aid matters (and it’s about more than just money)

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2009

Yesterday, at the end of a post sticking up for the Taxpayers’ Alliance‘s eligibility to be counted as a charitable organisation, I took the TPA to task for failing to make it easy for supporters to make the most of (…)

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Why I’m sticking up for the Taxpayers’ Alliance. Sort of.

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2009

Today’s Guardian is full of righteous indignation about the allegation that the Taxpayers’ Alliance has set up a charitable arm to claim Gift Aid on donations from wealthy backers, Tory tax allies ’subsidised’ by the taxpayer:

A campaign group which claims to represent the interests of ordinary taxpayers is using a charitable arm which gives it […]