UK Overseas Aid

Worth the Wait: The UK's Aid Commitment Is a Big Step for International Development

Adrian Lovett | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Adrian Lovett

Monday marked the end of a long wait. 45 years, to be exact. The International Development Bill passed its third reading - the last step before Royal Assent. The Bill will enshrine in law the UK's commitment to invest 0.7 per cent of our national income (GNI) in international aid. But who is celebrating?

Foreign Aid, An Irrational Scapegoat

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

UKIP and our right wing press draw emotive comparisons between our foreign aid budget and cuts to services and budgets to be spent on home shores. They appeal to the witless nationalist tendencies amongst much of the British public, claiming that slashing spending on foreign aid could reduce cuts to services in the UK.

UK Needs An 'Early Exit' Plan On Overseas Aid, Says Peers Committee

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

The UK should abandon its commitment to raise overseas aid by another 37% to meet a United Nations target amid painful spending cuts elsewhere and fea...