In this section we
are building our resource library from our research and the archive of
our advocacy communications.
The first in a series being published by TaxpayerScotland called "The
State of Scotland". This report "The State of Debt"
summarises our nation's debts in a clear cascade of current, uncertain
and risk debts.
The conclusion is that Scotland faces major difficulties if it wants
to claim it is solvent and viable as an economic entity on its own.
Town Hall Rich List. Each year, in conjunction with The TaxPayers'
Alliance we will be finding out how much our top local authority executives
are being paid. The 2011 edition can be found here. (PDF opens in new
also our commentary on why it is important that we know about top civil
Alex Salmond wants to bring control over this tax to Scotland. What is
it and on whom does it have its impact? This commentary explains and provides
a link to a paper by the 2020 Tax Commission which shows that this tax
is not as straightforward as is often reported.
Third party publications
Here are some other publications that we have found useful. They offer
good insights into the limited government / low taxation debate.
This publication by the well respected Institute of Economic Affairs
shows how much government spending discourages economic activity and
prevents innovation. They argue that government could achieve its
main public policy objectives at much lower levels of spending
The costs of Climate Change need to be compared to the expensive
ways that we are using to try to reduce Carbon consumption. Is the
effort doing great damage than taxpayers cannot afford.
The author also argues that "green jobs" are a myth- any
jobs created by more expensive 'green' energy will be outweighed
by job losses.