The UK budget is just days away. How much will get spent on aid?

Posted by Suzanne Rodrigues Editorial Assistant in Oxfam's Digital Communications Team

18th Mar 2013

On Wednesday, George Osborne will deliver this year's budget. In these difficult economic times, many people think that too much money goes towards helping people overseas.  But how much really gets spent on aid? 

In the 2013 budget, Oxfam simply wants to see the UK government keep to its pledge of spending 0.7% of the UK's national income on aid.  That's not a lot - but it can go a very long way in helping people living in poverty and it's one of the main asks in the current Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign. 

We recently spotted this video, put together by the One Campaign. It sums up the issue nicely. 



There are only two days until the 2013 budget is announced, so make sure your voice is heard.  You can help make sure the government sticks to its 0.7% pledge. 

Email your MP to make sure they raise the issues of aid and tax with Chancellor George Osborne

Blog post written by Suzanne Rodrigues

Editorial Assistant in Oxfam's Digital Communications Team

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