Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Where is the TaxPayers'Alliance?

Unaccountably, those upstanding (and unelected) champions of your tax dosh,  the Tax Payers Alliance, seem to have missed a good news story for Scottish tax payers. 

This is the recent announcement by the Scottish Government that the massive M74 extension is due to open 8 months early and £20m under budget. Given all those private business funded resources for monitoring the media, and the close working arrangement private contractors had with the council and Transport Scotland joint venture, you'd think that they would have noticed either the Scottish Government release - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/06/14151514 or the later (but more balanced) UNISON one - http://www.unison-scotland.org.uk/news/2011/mayjune/1706a.htm

Maybe only tax savings invented by the TDA and their private sector lobby make it into their PRs and onto their pages?


  1. They also missed today's news that Council Tax collection rates are up. And astonishingly no comment on the £130bn of dodged UK taxes due, at least in part, to cuts in staffing at HMRC. Are we surprised - of course not! Tax Dodgers Alliance as normal.

  2. They perhaps also missed the fact that their pals in big business, bidding to buy Edinburgh council, concealed convictions for fatal accidents and were fined for bid rigging to fleece the public sector. As a taxpayer I expect an Alliance that purports to speak for me to be exposing this.