#AceNewsReport – April.06: Government to spend £9m on leaflets to every homeThe government is to send leaflets promoting EU membership to every home in the UK – but Vote Leave campaigners accuse them of trying to “buy votes“.
The 14 page document, to be sent to 27 million homes, is designed to respond to public demand for more details about the EU referendum by setting out the facts behind the government’s position.
The move has sparked fresh complaints from those campaigning to leave the EU.
Tory MP Bernard Jenkin said it was “an outrageous abuse of taxpayers money”.
The mailshot “flies in the face of the government’s claim that they want a fair referendum”, he added.
The Royal Mail will start delivering the leaflet to households in England next week and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland after 5 May devolved elections.
A digital version will be advertised on social media and available on a new website: www.eureferendum.gov.uk.
The government says the mail drop will cost £9.3m, about 34p per household.
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