[wdmmg-discuss] Spending diagram in the Guardian
donovanhide at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 17:54:21 BST 2010
Cell B1 on each worksheet has the source link of the data for all of
the departments except Scotland. Looks like some poor researcher has
had to manually read each Annual Report! I suppose the Classification
of Functions of Government makes a lot of sense when you want to
compare one government with another, but the British public are more
familiar with the departmental names used in the Guardian diagram.
On 15 April 2010 15:38, Alistair Turnbull <apt1002 at goose.minworks.co.uk> wrote:
> Sorry if you've seen this before, but there's a rather nice diagram of public spending here (thanks to Noel Lyons for the pointer):
> They have chosen a different tree structure from us. They have put department at the top, instead of function. The notes at the bottom also warn of double-counting, due to departments paying each other to do things.
> Can anybody tell where they got their data from, and how they've processed it? There's a link to a Google spreadsheet, if that helps:
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