Over the past month, the government has been running an initiative to gather input from the public on how to reduce public spending and cut the budget deficit.
There has been an overwhelming response to the Spending Challenge with more than 44,000 ideas via the website. Whilst the deadline has past for submitting ideas, you can help to rate the ideas that are already up there.
Although the UK government has firmly committed to increasing overseas aid to reach the target of 0.7% of GNI by 2013, many of the comments on the website under the topic of ‘foreign aid’ are actually calling for the government to reduce overseas aid or to cut it all together.
It’s really important that the government hear from supporters of overseas aid loud and clear so that they know that there is strong public support for helping alleviate extreme poverty in the developing world. You can show you support by voting for the comments on the Spending Challenge website. Give 5 stars for the comments that you support and 1 star for the ones that you don’t agree with.