Analysing the UK Budget '09

By Simon Barrow
April 22, 2009

Britain's first 'carbon budget' is possibly the most keenly followed one in modern history, given the global financial crisis and a massive borrowing requirement. But there are other dimensions to this which may be overlooked.

In spite of the economic crunch, Britain's economy remains the seventh largest in the world - which means that millions across the globe are also looking for its impact.

Development, environmental and church agencies have been responding to the budget throughout the day - and Ekklesia has been following them. Our 'accumulator' of the key material is here:

Meanwhile, Scottish peace and Christian agencies have put together proposals for an approach to economic planning that includes significant cuts in military and nuclear weapons expenditure.

In terms of data, all the key official documents are here:

Channel 4 News has provided a fact-checker on the budget '09:

The Guardian has aggregated commentary from across the spectrum:

The Telegraph was one of a range of news outlets to maintain a rolling budget blog:

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