Last week. we looked at the UK Emergency Budget. But have you ever wondered Her Majesty’s annual budget looked like? Neither did I, until I came across yet another slice of Guardian chartporn:

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courtesy of The Guardian (embeddable version after the jump)

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A related graphic is this depiction of projects cancelled or suspended for budget cuts, via Many Eyes.

Reporting, Data via the Guardian

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Source:
Budget 2010: the key datasets you need to understand George Osborne’s first budget speech
Simon Rogers
Guardian, Tuesday 22 June 2010 08.30 BST
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/jun/22/budget-2010-key-statistics

Public Spending by UK government department

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9 Responses to “UK Public Spending by Government Department”

  1. super_trooper says:

    Orgasmic, how about something similar for the US. Interesting that the UK spends 6% of their budget on defense while the US spends 19% on attack.

  2. wunsacon says:

    How ’bout warning me about potential seizures, BR?? … Excellent theme music, louis!

  3. dead hobo says:

    The Brits live a simple life. If you tried a chart like that for the US, you would run out of colors. Your chart would probably have to visit the audio frequencies and rise past the microwave to draw an adequate picture.

  4. dead hobo says:

    dead hobo Says:
    June 28th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    The Brits live a simple life. If you tried a chart like that for the US, you would run out of colors. Your chart would probably have to visit the audio frequencies and rise past the microwave to draw an adequate picture.

    addendum:
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    This means your US chart would be dangerous for anyone with a pacemaker to be near.

  5. Dogfish says:

    st, defence.

    dh, tis true. the chart for the US is kept by the Fed, it’s the main reason they are against the audit. and while the (partial) view of it may come about yet, the Fed is cunningly conceding that point only because they know only they have the special glasses to view it with. without them the average layperson can barely make out some skewed characters “u” and “f”. most are confused by this and dismiss it with no curiosity spent.

  6. Julia Chestnut says:

    Is it just me, or is that spending really pretty? How come our spending isn’t that pretty – is that we’re Americans?

  7. V says:

    Sometimes the simplest graphs are also effective. The following really puts the austerity that Krugman and his ilk are so worried about into perspective!

    http://order-order.com/2010/06/28/those-massive-spending-cuts-in-full/

  8. To The Hilt says:

    Has anyone seen any similar cool graphics for US state and muni spending?