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Failure of private members Bill on aid - reaction

In response to the failure of Mark Hendrick's Private Members Bill, the International Development (Assistance  Target) Bill, to gain a Second Reading, Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam's...

Welcome progress on family planning needs to be backed by improvements in public healthcare

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech at today's DFID/Gates Family Planning Summit Kathleen Spencer Chapman, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "Using British aid to...

EU Finance Ministers break deadlock on financial transaction taxes and now must deliver for the poorest

Today EU Finance Ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, agreed to drop the idea of an EU-wide European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). Instead, Ministers proposed to move forward in taxing the financial...

Work no longer pays for Britons caught in "perfect storm" of falling incomes and rising costs

Charity warns "UK could return to inequality levels not seen since Victorian times" Government rhetoric about 'making work pay' - used to justify sweeping welfare...

Further delay to Aid Bill disappointing

The latest progress report from the Department for International Development - placed on the 10 Downing Street website yesterday - admits that legislation to give legal force to the UK's promise...

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