TaxPayers’ Alliance Wins 2013 Templeton Freedom Award


The UK-based TaxPayers’ Alliance has received the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award for its work to reform Britain’s tax system. The Alliance produced a report, The Single Income Tax, which is regarded as having reframed the debate over Britain’s economic growth strategies. The report became almost instantly influential, with more than 10,000 downloads in its first week of publication.

The award is given for exceptional work among free enterprise think tanks. Nominations are requested for a specific project or larger body of work that has made a strategic impact, led to innovation in education or policy research, or contributed to the improvement of a country’s economic freedom.

The award, worth $100,000, was announced by Jennifer Templeton Simpson, the granddaughter of Sir John Templeton, during Atlas Network’s annual Freedom Dinner gala on November 14. “The TaxPayers’ Alliance has become such a force of nature in a relatively short amount of time,” says Brad Lips, Atlas Network’s CEO. “From impeccable research to clear messaging, they’ve really raised the bar for think tanks.”

The 2014 Templeton Freedom Award application period will be from March 1 to May 16, 2014. For more information, please visit