Foreign aid spending to overtake council funding next year

Foreign aid spending to overtake council funding next year

Foreign aid spending will outstrip the amount given to councils to collect bins, install street lights and run local services for the first time next year, official government estimates show.

Forecasts buried in the Treasury’s Budget book reveal that spending on international development will hit £9.3bn in 2017/18 – overtaking local government spending of £8.2bn that year.

Tory MPs questioned whether at a time when councils are under “massive pressure” from cuts it was right to be spending “shedload of taxpayers’ money” on foreign aid.

Read on… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/14/foreign-aid-spending-to-overtake-council-funding-next-year/

3 thoughts on “Foreign aid spending to overtake council funding next year

  1. This is absolutely disgraceful! ! CaMORON seems to be following China and India in their respective space exploration instead of removing their aid to force them to spend their money on their own people. As for Pakistan receiving one of the top three handouts, it is a real slap in the face to the population of the UK to have to accept that our local councils are still having to cut their budgets to the bone whilst taxpayers cash is being given to a country which exports grooming gang culture and terrorism. Once again – you couldn’t make it up !

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