In How to Cut Public Spending, the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) – Britain’s independent campaign for lower taxes and better public services – presents the most thorough investigation yet of this vital issue and a plan to turn things around. If there’s one book people should read before the election, it’s this one on the key political debate of the year.
Edited by Matthew Sinclair it includes a detailed examination of the records of the major parties and sets out a detailed programme of £50 billion of potential cuts and essential reforms to ensure taxpayers get better value for money. Expert authors from around the world set out their experience of what it takes to successfully get a country’s public finances in order.
The British economy has a problem of too much public spending not too little taxation. Public spending can be cut and this book shows how. A cracking read on how the fiscal landscape could yet be transformed. We ignore it at our peril. - --Graeme Leach, Chief Economist & Director of Policy, Institute of Directors
An indispensable guide to the kind of steps we need to take to get to grips with excessive public spending, the biggest economic challenge facing Britain today. This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand how the next government could tackle the fiscal crisis. --Allister Heath, Editor, City A.M.
Matthew Sinclair (1983) – has graduated in economics and economic history at the London School of Economics at undergraduate and Master’s level. His Master’s thesis examined the effects of government deficits in the United Kingdom during the twentieth century.
Matthew joined the TaxPayers’ Alliance in May 2007. At the beginning of December 2008 he became Research Director.
Matthew has written numerous responses for the TaxPayers' Alliance to topical issues and reports from other organisations including the Response to the Quality of Life Policy Group, the TaxPayers' Alliance Response to the Government's £50 Billion Bailout and the TaxPayers' Alliance Response to the Conservative Tax Plan to boost employment.
He has also represented the TaxPayers’ Alliance frequently on radio, television - with appearances on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC, the Daily Politics and Newsnight – and in person at a range of events both in UK and abroad - in Rome, Washington DC, Brussels, Strasbourg and New York.