The TaxPayers’ Alliance Town Hall Rich List Roadshow Croydon

On Saturday 22nd June The TaxPayers’ Alliance Town Hall Rich List Roadshow came to Croydon.

We highlighted excessive executive pay at Croydon Town Hall.  This includes:

Great response from people shocked at how much we pay for how little we get.

Photos and Video from the day below.


The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) are coming to Croydon on Saturday 22nd June as part of their Town Hall Rich List Roadshow.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance campaign for lower taxes and against government waste. Focus on value for money in public finances is something we desperately need in Croydon.

The average council tax bill has gone up by more than £900 in the last 20 years and spending has gone through the roof. Councils are trying to plug their financial blackholes through tax rises and cuts to public services, rather than scaling back the pay packets of council staff.

  • In 2017-18 The Chief Executive of Croydon Council had a total remuneration package of £185,000.
  • Croydon Council has 19 staff paid over £100,000?
  • We have some of the highest paid councillors in London who last year voted themselves a 2% pay rise for backbenchers and 4.4% for the front bench.
  • To pay for all this Croydon’s Council Tax increased 4.88% this year.

You might wonder with all these highly paid staff and councillors, if someone might have had the time to provide some scrutiny over the £10,000 of taxpayer money given to an ‘entertainer’ to defecate on stage. Meanwhile Croydon’s Children’s Services Department is still rated Inadequate by Ofsted.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance Town Hall Rich List Roadshow street stall will be in Croydon on Saturday 22nd June, between 11am and 2pm.

If you’re interested in knowing more about tax in Croydon, their national campaigns, or covering the stall, contact the Croydon Constitutionalists or come and see the TaxPayers’ Alliance Roadshow in Croydon on the 22nd June.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Swadling at

TaxPayers’ Alliance Croydon Street Stall – Saturday 22nd June

Concerned about value for money from your council tax and wonder if Croydon needs 19 staff paid over £100,000?

Wonder if they fully scrutinised the £10,000 paid for someone to defecate on stage?

Wonder if some of the highest paid councillors in London are representing us with their ever rising council tax bills?

If you share these concerns, come and join us with the TaxPayers’ Alliance at our street stall on Saturday 22nd June , 11am – 2pm on the corner of George Street and North End, Croydon. 

TPA Event –

Croydon Council Rich List

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has published another update to their excellent Town Hall Rich List of council employees receiving a remuneration in excess of £100,000.

Full details at

Details for Croydon below:

NameJob titleSalaryPensionTotal
Chief Executive185,00027,935£212,935
Executive Director, People168,08825,368£193,456
Executive, Corporate
Resources and
Section 151 Officer.
Executive Director – Place153,00021,178£174,178
 undisclosed 137,500 £137,500
 undisclosed 132,500 £132,500
 undisclosed 127,500 £127,500
 undisclosed 127,500 £127,500
 undisclosed 117,500 £117,500
 undisclosed 117,500 £117,500
Director, Strategy
and Partnerships
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
 undisclosed 107,500 £107,500
Director of Law
Minitoring Officer

TaxPayers’ Alliance Street Stall Croydon 18th August

Great street stall in Croydon with the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Campaigning for lower taxes and less waste in government spending. Photos and a short video from the day below.

Visit the TPA at to find out more.

Croydon Leaflet

‘Spend Croydon’s money on fixing potholes not sculptures’ – Croydon Advertiser and Croydon Guardian

“Members of a group which campaigns for lower taxes and an end to wasteful government spending will be in Croydon town centre on Saturday.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance are due to pitch up in the High Street campaigning for lower taxes and against government waste.”

Full Croydon Advertiser article

Croydon Advertiser Facebook Page wuth great comments

Croydon Guardian

Raising taxes = less revenue

From our Friends at the TaxPayers’ Allaince….

On Saturday The Times reported that the stamp duty increases brought in by former chancellor George Osborne have resulted in a decrease in stamp duty revenue.

According to The Times: “The tax raised £1.999 billion in the third quarter of 2015, before Mr Osborne introduced an additional 3 per cent surcharge for second home-buyers and landlords.
“Receipts were even lower in the first quarter of this year, at £1.883 billion. Receipts peaked at £2.61 billion in the third quarter of last year, according to the HMRC figures.”

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has long campaigned for the abolition of stamp duty. We first suggested it in 2012 as part of the 2020 Tax Commission report. Reforms we called for in 2014 reduced the burden on hard-pressed taxpayers, but failed to end the damage caused by stamp duty.

It is clear that stamp duty is a hindrance to many buyers and the government needs to reconsider its position and make positive changes to benefit the housing market. As data from the United States shows, tax cuts have resulted in significant investment by business and wage rises for workers. When income and corporation tax were reduced in the UK, revenues increased by 37 and 25 per cent respectively.

Put simply, tax cuts can help grow the economy and bring in greater revenue to pay for world class public services.

TaxPayers’ Alliance Public meeting

Tuesday 31st July saw Harry Fone, Grassroots Campaign Manager from the TaxPayers’ Alliance at out meeting in Purley #Croydon. Great discussion on tax and government waste. We also spoke about waste at Croydon Council. Photos and video below.

Join us at the TPA street stall Saturday 18th August 10am – 1:30pm. Near the junction of High Street and George Street Croydon.

Find out more about the TPA at