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The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright


The Treasury is at the heart of British Government, responsible for deciding how much to spend and on what. Both the institution and the public expenditure process are the focus of this book. Based on research undertaken with the cooperation of the Treasury and Whitehall departments, it shows how the key decisions of planning, allocating and controlling public expenditure are made. With access to treasury Expenditure Controllers and senior financial officials in the main spending departments, the book provides an account of the roles, relationships and inter-actions of the key players in White ... More

Keywords: Treasury, Britain, public expenditure, Whitehall, Expenditure Controllers, senior financial officials, constitutional authority, Thatcher

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198277842
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Thain, author
University of Ulster

Maurice Wright, author
University of Manchester

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