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British exports backed by public money have led to human rights abuses, climate change and conflict in countries around the world. When these export loans fail, they create illegitimate debts owed to the UK. Join our campaign to end Britain’s dodgy deals.

Latest from the campaign

  • Proposal for UK aid money to be used to promote western exports

    Tim Jones, 3 February 2016

    The UK’s Department for International Development is considering using aid money to subsidise lower interest rates for export credits for some low income countries. Export credits are government backed loans to foreign governments and private companies to buy exports from the lending country. Under OECD rules, Western government export credit agencies, such as UK Export […]

  • £139 million of ‘made-up money’ to count as UK aid

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 25 January 2016

    Debt deal with Cuba includes cancelling late interest calculated with huge 11% interest rate £139 million of ‘made-up money’ will count as UK aid and contribute towards meeting the UK government’s target for spending 0.7% of national income on aid, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed. Under an agreement with Cuba […]

  • A legacy of dodgy deals: Auditing the debts owed to the UK

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 19 June 2015

    This report shows what we now know about the debts still owed to the UK government. They reveal a horrendous history of lending which propped-up repressive regimes, fueled conflict across the world and knowingly contributed to unsustainable debts. In total the report shows that 75% of export debt owed to the UK is illegitimate, much of it coming from past […]

  • UK backs loans for arms sales as report shows 75% of debt illegitimate

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 19 June 2015

    In a report released today, the UK government has revealed it guaranteed £132 million of loans to the Indonesian government for arms sales in the last year, along with further loans to Saudi Arabia also for arms. The news comes as the Jubilee Debt Campaign releases a report showing that 75% of export debt owed […]

  • Argentina passes law to establish debt audit commission

    Jubilee Debt Campaign, 1 October 2014

    Argentina has legislated to create a commission to investigate the origin of the country’s debt, dating back to the military dictatorship of 1976 to 1983. The law states that once the commission has been established, it will report within 180 days. Campaigners in Argentina have been calling for a public audit into the debt, to […]

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