Wednesday, February 03, 2021

#UK: Foreign Aid To Be Cut 30%, Says Foreign Secretary Raab

[world politics news] 

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has confirmed that Britain’s foreign aid budget will be cut nearly 30%, to below £10 billion for the first time since 2012.

Despite the government announcing its intention to cut overseas aid last year, the assurance comes as a result of comments made by Lord Garnier, the former solicitor general, who suggested the planned cut could not go ahead without a change in the law.

Giving evidence to the International Development in Parliament, Raab said legislation will need to be passed to amend Britain’s overseas aid obligation from 0.7% to 0.5% of Gross Domestic Product.


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