budget

  • April 22, 2009

    The anti-poverty charity War on Want says that the 2009 UK budget has failed to provide a breakthrough on tax avoidance and tax havens, which cost Britain billions and contribute toward impoverishment across the world.

  • April 22, 2009

    Britain's first 'carbon budget' is possibly the most keenly followed one in modern history, given the global financial crisis and a massive borrowing requirement.

  • April 22, 2009

    Progressio today welcomed the UK government’s promise to meet existing aid commitments to the world’s poorest people in 2010-11, though it expressed concern at “efficiency savings” totalling some £155 million.

  • April 22, 2009

    Campaigners from Scotland have been proposing to UK chancellor Alistair Darling an alternative budget which does not include spending on nuclear weapons - arguing that that there are massive savings to be made.

  • April 22, 2009

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the Chancellor’s budget commitment today to provide work or training for under 25s who have been jobless for more than a year. It has also welcomed green pledges.

  • April 22, 2009

    Chancellor Alistair Darling's budget reveals the UK government's contradictory green credentials, according to the World Development Movement - which campaigns for global justice and action on the way climate change is hitting the world's poor.

  • April 22, 2009

    The government’s first ever UK carbon budget reveals a disappointing lack of ambition and leadership, says British-based international development agency Christian Aid. But it welcomes Gordon Brown’s decision to protect the aid budget.

  • November 25, 2008

    The Government’s Pre-Budget Report announced some measures which will help those hit hardest by the economic crisis. But more needs to be done, says the campaigning group Church Action on Poverty (CAP).

  • March 13, 2008

    Yesterday's budget was a missed opportunity for the government to show that it is serious about addressing the problem of climate change, which threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of the world's poorest people, an aid agency has said.

  • March 21, 2007

    As Gordon Brown delivered his last budget as Chancellor today Christian Aid said it must also be the last in which the Chancellor does not set a clear, annual budget for the UK’s CO2 emissions.