Nothing on this website constitutes legal or tax advice.

Tax Policy Associates Ltd is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, no. 14053878. Our registered office is 18 Pall Mall, London, England, SW1Y 5EA. 

All communications sent to us, whether by Twitter/LinkedIn direct message, email, contact form, Whatsapp etc, will be held in strict confidence and only disclosed with your explicit permission, with one exception.

The exception is if you are threatening to sue us for libel. In that case, absolutely no duty of confidence is accepted, and we will probably publish everything you send us (and you should be on notice that we do not accept that copyright law prevents such publication). 

We do not accept correspondence on a “without prejudice” basis without our express prior agreement.

Copyright and picture credits

All articles and content by Tax Policy Associates, including data and infographics, © Tax Policy Associates Ltd 2024, and licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 licence (unless it says otherwise). In short, you may freely use any of our original material for any purpose, and adapt it how you wish, provided you attribute it to Tax Policy Associates Ltd. We’d appreciate you letting us know, but you don’t have to.

All guest articles and comments are owned by the respective author/commentator, with Tax Policy Associates Limited having an implied licence to publish the comments on this website, but no other rights.

The content on this website that we own (i.e. not guest articles and comments) may be used to train large language models and similar machine learning systems.

Images are by various artists/photographers, as credited below or on the relevant page:

  • Historic tax images and documents courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. 
  • Prison wall photo by Maxim Babichev on Unsplash
  • Question mark photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
  • “Pay your tax now here” photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash
  • Window tax photo by Paulina Milde-Jachowska on Unsplash (modified by us)
  • Man writing on paper photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash
  • Silence photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash
  • Windfall photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
  • Newspapers photo by AbsolutVision on Unsplash
  • Photo of Dan Neidle by Dan, and licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 licence (and so may be freely used)

Privacy policy

Some details on how we use your personal information: 

  • When you post a comment on our blog: name, contact details, comment. Information you post as a comment is publicly available and not securely stored because, by definition, it is viewable by anyone at any time. You should be aware that, whilst we can delete blog comments, they may be cached by internet search engines and other websites over which we have no control. Please therefore assume that any comment you post will be permanently visible on the general internet. 
  • Any additional information you provide in a comment (e.g. your email address) will be stored by our provider, who has warranted they comply with GDPR. We may on occasion use the email address to contact you to discuss the contents of your comment; if you don’t wish us to have your email address then you can of course provide a fake one.
  • When you send us a message (via email, Twitter, website contact form etc): contact details, message. Information you send to us in a message will be treated as confidential and only shared with other parties with your consent, or if required by law (or if, as mentioned opposite, you are threatening to sue us). 
  • Information in a message you send us will be securely stored in an email system (for which Google is the data controller) and retained for an appropriate amount of time having regard to the purpose of the message. In the unlikely event it is asserted that we are required by law to disclose your message to other parties, in all but exceptional cases we would take all reasonable steps to resist that disclosure. We would also (to the extent possible) notify you of the required disclosure and give you the opportunity to resist it.
  • This website uses cookies so it remembers your name if you leave a comment. You can reject them if you like. We know nobody reads this, because we added in February that we’d send a bottle of good wine to the first person to contact us, and it was only in May that we got a response. We don’t serve any advertising.
  • We use analytics from Google and Cloudflare to understand how people use the website – all this data is anonymised.
  • If you subscribe to our mailing list then we will email you updates. Your email address and other personal data will be held by a third party provider who has warranted they comply with GDPR. You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not pass your name or email address to any other third parties, or use it for any other purpose.
  • We are registered with the Information Commissioner.
  • If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can complain to usYou can also complain to the Information Commissioner if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.