October 26, 2016

Now UK sends £16BILLION overseas

Britain’s spending on foreign aid will be larger than the entire Home Office budget in each of the next five years – reaching a staggering £16BILLION, it was revealed today.

Delivering his Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne boasted of Britain’s commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on overseas aid.

A cut in the Home Office budget will mean the UK is set to spend more in foreign countries than it does funding police, immigration controls and counter-terrorism measures in each of the next five years.

The Home Office budget this year is £10.7bn, will rise to £11.2bn in 2016/17 before falling to £11.1bn in 2017/18 and then remaining at £11bn until 2020.

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