Public spending & reporting
The Chancellor, George Osborne, presented the Government’s Spending Review on 20 October 2010, which fixed spending budgets for each Government department up to 2014-15.
Full details can be found in the Spending Review section of this website.
COINS: publishing data from the database
The release of COINS data is just the first step in the Government's commitment to data transparency on Government spending
Publishing central government expenditure
Reducing the Government deficit
The Government has said its most urgent priority is to tackle the UK's record deficit in order to restore confidence in our economy and support the recovery. Read more about the plan.
Financial management and reporting in central government
Incorporates the latest data on Government Financial Reporting, including The Financial Reporting Manual, resource accounts and the Whole of Government Accounts.
Financial reporting - Budgeting and classification
Guidance on the Consolidated Budgeting Guidance and Classification Papers
Financial reporting - Parliamentary Supply Estimates
Key documents including Main Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, Votes on Account and Supplementary Budgetary Information.
Financial Reporting Advisory Board
The FRAB is an independent advisory body fulfilling a statutory role to advise the Treasury on Financial reporting principles and standards for Government.
Governance and risk management
Improving government's capability to manage risk and uncertainty: Guidance on governance, risk management, internal audit and fraud.
Government Financial Reporting Manual
The Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) is the technical accounting guide that complements guidance on the handling of public funds published separately by the relevant authorities.
'Total Place: A whole area approach to public services' sets out a new direction for local public services and significant new freedoms from central control
Whole of Government Accounts
WGA is a consolidation of the accounts of about 1500 bodies from central government, devolved admnistrations, the health service, local government and public corporations
The Treasury has improved its project approval processes and the Major Projects Authority has been established in the Cabinet Office. You’ll find joint guidance explaining revised processes in this section.
Our web content was reviewed and amended following the 2010 General Election to remove information related to the previous administration.
The content that was located on this page prior to the Election is still available on the National Archives UK Government web archive (opens in new browser window).
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