The 2016 UK Budget – what does the data say?

On March 16th 2016, our Chancellor George Osborne set out the cavalcade of new policies that contribute towards this year’s UK budget. Each results in either a cost or saving to the public funds, which has to be forecast as part of the budget release.

Given the constant focus on “austerity”, seeing what this Government chooses to spend its money on and where it makes cuts can be instructive in understanding the priorities of elected (?)  representatives.

Click through this link (or the image below) to access a visualisation to help understand and explore what the budget contains-  what money George spends on which policies, how he saves funds and who it affects most.

Budget 2016

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