1998 Comprehensive Spending Review

The 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), which concluded in July 1998, involved a thorough review of departmental aims and objectives and a zero-based analysis of each spending programme to find the best way of delivering the Government’s objectives. It was the first time a spending review on that scale had been attempted in the UK.

Follow the links below for the CSR White Paper, Public Service Agreements, Chancellor’s Statement and more.

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