A recent adjustment to predictions for the British economy mean more will be spent in foreign aid
Treasury watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), significantly upgraded its growth forecast for the year to two per cent – meaning the UK will have to spend more money to meet targets.
David Cameron enshrined in law that Britain must pay 0.7 per cent of its national income in foreign aid – so now a greater sum will leak out of the UK and prop-up different countries around the world.
Tory backbenchers will pressure Theresa May into scrapping the pledge as many demanded the foreign aid budget be cut to spend more on domestic priorities, such as social care.
Britain is the only advanced nation to spend point seven per cent of gross national income on aid every year.
UK Foreign Aid: Where did it all go? Mon, January 16, 2017
Public mood changes following scandals over how the money is allocated. This is where the UK Foreign Aid was being spent in 2015.
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India = £150.4m