George Osborne skews spending towards health and elderly people Spending review on 23 November is expected to shift funding away from education and economic development, within overall cuts to state budget
George Osborne’s decade-long redesign of the British state will result in 44% of state spending going on health and elderly people, the highest proportion since comparable records began in the 1990s.
As the chancellor hailed the first decisions in the forthcoming spending review, new research from a thinktank reveals how these two areas increasingly dominate public finances, having risen by a quarter in the past decade. Continue reading... The Guardian