In graphics: BROWN'S BRITAIN
TAXES AND SPENDING

Tight public spending in Labour's first term gave way to big increases in the second term and a growing public sector deficit.

The Treasury has said that public spending is likely to grow more slowly in the future to bring the budget back into balance.

Taxes have already exceeded 1997 levels as a proportion of GDP.

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