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The Public Expenditure Survey

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The processes of planning and controlling public expenditure have evolved by the late 1980s and 1990s up to the decision to introduce the Unified Budget and the New Control Total in 1992. This ... More


In-Year Control

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

Within each Treasury Expenditure Group, the flow and context of the business of an Expenditure Division is to a large extent structured and determined by the annual cycle of the preparation of the ... More


The Effects and Effectiveness of the PES System

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The effectiveness of the Public Expenditure Survey (PES) system for planning and controlling public expenditure can be assessed in a number of different ways according to the criteria used. Success ... More


The Origins and Development of the System of Planning and Control

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The Public Expenditure Survey Committee (PESC) system originated in the 1950s and its development is traced in this chapter emphasising the system's context in the planning and controlling of public ... More


The Reserve

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The Reserve has been used by the Treasury since 1976 as a sum of unallocated money provided for the financial year of the Public Expenditure Survey for the purpose of increasing public expenditure ... More


The Financial Resources of Government: Allocation and Appropriation

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268703
eISBN:
9780191683558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers how the institutions described in the previous chapter function together as a system of financial control. It also examines the process of planning and allocating public ... More


Collective Responsibility: The Cabinet, ‘Star Chamber’, and EDX

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

There was very little priority for the total or composition of public expenditure prior to 1992 as the July Cabinet was mainly concerned with the balance of macroeconomic policy, and this act of ... More


Objectives and Achievements

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

How well or badly have Conservative Governments been served by the Public Expenditure Survey (PES) system since 1979? To answer that question, it is necessary to ask what those governments required ... More


Departmental ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

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

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

The most significant output of the Public Expenditure Survey (PES) system is the aggregate total of public expenditure planned for the coming financial year. This is measured in terms of the ... More


The Financial Resources of Government: Monitoring and Control

Terence Daintith and Alan Page

in The Executive in the Constitution: Structure, Autonomy, and Internal Control

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268703
eISBN:
9780191683558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268703.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the conceptual apparatus of control: the status of the rules on which control is based, and the key concepts around which it is articulated. It also explains how the spending ... More


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