Blog: Aid

Guest Blog Post: UK Aid saves lives by the minute – shouldn't we be proud of that?

10 April 2015

This is a guest blog post from Norwich Grassroots Group Leader Ann Marie Pointer . It first appeared in the Norwich Evening News on Wednesday, 25 March 2015. One of the last bills to go through this Parliament will be the Foreign Aid bill. It will commit the UK to spending 0.7% of its Gross National Income (GNI) on Aid. It’s the first of the G7 nations to do this. Think of GNI as the amount of money the government has to spend. 0.7% is like the money you find down the back of the...

Why are we celebrating 0.7%? Find out in our April Conference Call recording!

8 April 2015

Our April 2015 Conference Call was all about celebrating the passage of the 0.7% Act , which received Royal Assent on 26 March, 2015. We were joined by Baroness Alison Suttie , one of the key figures in the Bill’s journey through Parliament, who gave us insight into what made the Act possible and what it means for UK aid. As always we had fantastic questions from Grassroots volunteers, who joined us from Hastings, Leeds,...



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