£3bn in cuts to UK aid: Are the public ready for another debate on 0.7%?
As the UK government announces nearly £3 billion in aid cuts to accommodate the 0.7% commitment in a shrinking economy, the aid sector finds itself suddenly crushed under the aid target it has for so long championed. The move also raises questions: It's easy for a beleaguered government to support 0.7% when it permits cuts, but when the economy bounces back, will it bring a fight over the 0.7% law with it? Ahead of the debate, we compared new data with public opinion from 2015 to understand how these cuts align with the British mood about 0.7%.
Jul 2020 Jennifer Hudson, David Hudson, Molly Anders