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British Council Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19

Volume 663: debated on Thursday 18 July 2019

Copies of the British Council’s annual report and accounts for the 2018-19 financial year have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities and it makes a significant contribution to projecting British values overseas and generating soft power for the UK in return. In doing so it makes a lasting difference to the UK’s security, prosperity and influence. The British Council is the world’s leading cultural relations organisation, with a reach in 2018-19 of 791 million people. This included 80 million direct interactions, through a presence in over 100 countries.

The Council received £184 million grant-in-aid from the FCO in 2018-19, which included additional funding to support its work in Europe.

The report can also be found at the British Council’s website: