The planning and control of UK public expenditure, 1993-2015

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Crawford, Rowena; Johnson, Paul; Zaranko, Ben
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Date of publication
13 July 2018
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This report looks at data relating to spending plans between 1993 and 2015. It is the first stage of the wider History of the UK’s Planning and Control of Public Expenditure Project that will later use in-depth interviews and more qualitative evidence to help understand some of the trends and relationships documented here. The period includes times of fiscal squeeze and fiscal expansion, single-party and coalition government, changing macroeconomic conditions and the continuing evolution of the framework for planning and controlling public spending.

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