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Responding to today’s announcement in the Integrated Review that foreign aid spending will increase to 0.7 per cent of GNI, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“Politicians must be on another planet if they think ratcheting back up Britain’s foreign aid bill is the right move.
“Taxpayers were fed up with billions being squandered overseas long before we were hit with the worst recession in a generation.
“Now more than ever, this wasteful spending commitment should stay scrapped and taxpayers’ money kept for vital frontline service at home.”
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Notes to editors:
Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.
In April 2020 the TaxPayers' Alliance called for a reassessment of overseas aid, including lifting the target using provisions within the legislation.
- In June 2020, the TPA welcomed the merger of DfID into the FCO.