Papers, including The Guardian, The Express and Yorkshire Post, have today covered a TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) report on the future of foreign aid spending. The Department for International Development is already shifting how it spends aid to ensure our investment benefits us all, and is fully aligned with our wider national security and economic priorities, and in the national interest.
Small specialist organisations are to get new UK funding so they can help aid workers on the frontline respond to humanitarian disasters
The Sunday Telegraph has today reported on the Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF), the Department for International Development’s fund for small UK based not-for-profit organisations. The SCCF provides grants of up to £50,000 to UK registered charities with an annual …
As the Prime Minister said in Cape Town last year, we are unashamed about the need to ensure our aid programme works for the UK, combating extreme poverty while supporting the UK’s national interest
The UK government has committed to spend 0.7% of our national income on aid. This commitment, enshrined in law, contributes to Britain’s reputation as a development superpower.
Penny Mordaunt has written about the aid budget, including her thoughts on starting a national conversation about how British savers and pension holders can invest in developing countries, and both earn a return and do good in the world
The Mail on Sunday alleges that UK aid helped to fund a 'rigged' poll in Bangladesh. Their headline is factually inaccurate. No UK aid was given to the Government of Bangladesh, the Bangladeshi Election Commission or any Bangladeshi political parties for this election.
The UK takes it commitment to protecting taxpayers' money seriously, and no UK aid goes directly to the governments of any of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The Times reports that the UK has ‘lied’ about ending poverty for millions of people in the poorest countries.
The headline is unfair and the story does not reflect DFID’s full statement.
The Sun reported in its Boxing Day edition that the UK government plans to provide £98 million in aid to India over a two-year period even though it is expected to become the world’s third biggest economy by 2030. The UK no longer gives any money to the Government of India.