TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to international aid double lock

For immediate release


Responding to the news of a compromise on overseas aid spending, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“This is another arbitrary aid target taxpayers don’t want.

“It will lock in wasteful foreign aid projects and ensure the British public are stuck with the 0.7 per cent stipulation for years to come.

“Ministers should scrap the wasteful aid requirement altogether and ensure money is spent on the basis of humanitarian need, not Whitehall targets.”


TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. 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

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. In April 2020 the TaxPayers' Alliance called for a reassessment of overseas aid, including lifting the target using provisions within the legislation.

  4. In June 2020, the TPA welcomed the merger of DfID into the FCO.
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