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Future of UK aid

Inquiry

The International Development Committee is conducting ongoing scrutiny work into the changes to the aid budget. Work in this area includes scrutiny of the cut from spending 0.7% to 0.5% of UK GNI on ODA, the merger of the FCO and DFID and the conclusions of the Integrated Review.

Following submissions to the inquiry on recent changes to the UK aid budget, we published a summary of the evidence here.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 7 March 2022.

Work news

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Sarah Champion MP calls for more and better aid data
International Development Committee publishes Chair comments following evidence session with the Secretary of State
18 May 2022
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Sarah Champion MP: “A double whammy against the global poor”
International Development Committee Chair comments on the ‘International Development Strategy.’
16 May 2022
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MPs quiz Foreign Secretary on Ukraine and foreign aid
International Development Committee takes evidence on Wednesday 18 May at 2.30pm
12 May 2022
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Spending watchdog supports our concerns on aid cuts – Sarah Champion MP
International Development Committee Chair makes statement has welcomed a report by the UK spending watchdog
31 March 2022
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MPs confirm substantial development aid funding given to P&O owners
International Development Committee Chair makes statement on development funding given to P&O owners
29 March 2022
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Looking ahead to the Development Strategy – statement from Sarah Champion MP
International Development Committee Chair releases statement on the Government’s Development Strategy
21 March 2022
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MPs hear from experts on real-world impact of aid cuts
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 22 March at 2.30pm
17 March 2022
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Government obstructing scrutiny after misleading MPs on impacts aid cuts have on women and girls
International Development Committee publishes leaked copy of the Government’s Equalities Assessment
8 March 2022
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UK investment aid rebranded – statement by Chair, Sarah Champion MP
International Development Committee Chair releases statement on UK investment aid rebrand
25 November 2021
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Future of UK Aid: MPs hear from sector leaders on impact of cuts
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 2 November at 2.30pm
28 October 2021
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Aid cuts for ‘priority’ African region “outrageous and hypocritical”
International Development Committee Chair comments on Aid cuts for 'priority' African region
23 September 2021
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Chair of Committee condemns “indefinite” aid cut proposal
International Development Committee Chair issues statement on aid cut proposal
13 July 2021
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Government has “pattern of trying to hide foreign aid cuts”
International Development Committee publishes correspondence on FCDO Main Estimates 2021-22
23 June 2021
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MPs oppose aid cuts and seek transparency
International Development Committee seek transparency on the aid budget
8 June 2021
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MPs condemn cuts to girls’ education and ‘hiding’ of other aid reductions
International Development Committee publishes correspondence
19 May 2021
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Call for evidence opened on impact of UK aid cuts
International Development Committee issues call for written evidence on the future of UK aid
6 May 2021
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Foreign Secretary tells Committee that ODA country allocations may not be released until 2022
International Development Committee Chair comments following evidence session with the Foreign Secretary
22 April 2021
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Chair comments on the Written Ministerial Statement on ODA allocations
International Development Committee Chair releases statement on ODA allocation.
21 April 2021
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Foreign Secretary to discuss looming aid cuts with MPs amid growing uncertainty among the development sector
International Development Committee hears from Secretary of State on Thursday 22 April at 9.30am
19 April 2021
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What implications does the Integrated Review have for development?
International Development Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 13 April at 2.30pm
8 April 2021
Total results 24 (page 1 of 2)

Contact us

  • Email: indcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: indcom@parliament.uk, 020 7219 1223/1226 (Inquiry, evidence and General enquiries) / doylem@parliament.uk, 07842 601500 (Media enquiries only)
  • Address: International Development Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA