BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: In Depth: CSR  
News Front Page
Middle East
South Asia
Talking Point
Country Profiles
In Depth
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
CSR Tuesday, 18 July, 2000, 16:11 GMT 17:11 UK
The CSR at a glance
The main points of Chancellor Gordon Brown's second Comprehensive Spending Review.


  • Current government surplus of 20.4bn is healthier than forecast at the time of the Budget

  • Channelling the proceeds of the sale of the mobile phone frequencies into repaying the national debt will save 1bn of interest payments by 2003-4


  • Spending will rise by 6.6% a year on average

  • Schools, colleges and universities will receive an extra 12bn from 2001-2004

  • Funding per pupil will rise by over 300 in real terms since 1997

  • A typical English secondary school will see its direct funding rise from 40,000 to 60,000 in 2001-2

  • A typical junior school will see a rise from 9,000 to 20,000 in 2001-2

  • At risk children will benefit from a National Children's Fund with a budget of 450m

  • Spending on child care will rise from 66m to 200m by 2003-2004


  • Spending will increase by the already announced 13bn, further details of health spending will be published in the national health plan


  • The Home Office budget will increase from 8.2bn in 2000 to 10.6bn in 2003-4

  • 316m will be spent reforming the police service in Northern Ireland

  • Money spent tackling drug use will grow 10% a year, reaching 966m by 2004


  • Spending will rise from 4.9bn in 2000 to 6bn next year, to 7.4bn the year after and 9.1bn in 2003-4.

  • Rural transport will receive 95m a year


  • Regional Development Agencies will receive 500m a year extra

  • New funds will ensure all government services are online by 2005


  • Spending will rise by 4.3% in real terms

  • Science spending rise will by 5.4% in real terms

    Social security

  • The New Deal for young unemployed will be made permanent

  • The chancellor predicted anti-benefit fraud measures will save 1bn a year

  • By 2004 60m will be have been spent on encouraging an additional one million people to become volunteers

  • An extra 1.6 bn a year by 2003-04 to go on social housing


  • The defence budget will rise from just under 23bn billion this year to nearly 25bn in the financial year 2003-2004

  • There will also be 200m extra for defence this year in addition to the extra money in the CSR

    Foreign Office and International Development

  • Foreign Office spending will rise from 1.2bn billion to 1.32bn in 2003-4

  • Funding for BBC world service will rise from 174m to 210m by 2003-4

  • 85m will be spent assisting the clean-up at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union

  • The international aid budget will rise by 6.2% a year


  • The agriculture budget will rise from 1bn to 1.35bn by 2004

  • Food Standards Agency budget will rise from 87m to 111m by 2004


  • Scotland will receive 3.4bn a year by 2003-2004, an annual rise of 4.4%


  • Funding for Wales will increase by 5.4% a year

  • 149m will be transferred to the National Assembly over three years from the European Social Fund allocations for Wales

    Northern Ireland

  • The Northern Ireland Executive's budget will increase from this year's levels by 361m in 2001-2002, rising to an increase of 988m by 2003-2004

  • See also:

    21 Mar 00 | Budget2000
    18 Jul 00 | CSR
    Internet links:

    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

    Links to more CSR stories are at the foot of the page.

    E-mail this story to a friend

    Links to more CSR stories

    © BBC ^^ Back to top

    News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
    South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
    Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |