The Growth of Public Expenditure in the United Kingdom from 1870 to 2005

  • Clive Lee

About this book


Public expenditure has increased considerably in the UK from around ten per cent of GDP in the 1870s to forty per cent and above in the 21st century. Clive Lee explores the fluctuations in state spending, highlighting the ongoing political conflict over the size and extent of welfare provision.


conflict distribution growth welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Clive Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AberdeenScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34624-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-36731-9
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