TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to Jeremy Hunt stating that foreign aid will remain at 0.5 per cent

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Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s answer that foreign aid will remain at 0.5 per cent during a hearing of the Treasury select committee, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Taxpayers will welcome this healthy dose of common sense from the chancellor.

“His promise to get spending under control would not be credible if he wasn’t even able to control foreign aid spending.

“Ministers should consider scrapping the 0.7 per cent target altogether and focus aid spending on responding to genuine humanitarian emergencies.”


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Media contact:

Conor Holohan
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
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  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.
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