Catalogue description HM Treasury: General Expenditure Policy Group, General Expenditure Planning Division: Records (EP prefix files)

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Reference: T 447
Title: HM Treasury: General Expenditure Policy Group, General Expenditure Planning Division: Records (EP prefix files)
Description:

The records comprise information on general expenditure policy with advice to Ministers. Annual Public Expenditure Surveys were the key event for this business unit. Key areas covered were expenditure on: defence; law and order; social security; government support for industry; local authority services; nationalised corporations and privatisation; housing; education; loans to nationalised industries; civil service and how much to retain in the contingency reserve.

The 'EP' prefix denotes the registry theme 'Expenditure Planning'.

Date: 1979-1991
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically in file prefix order.

Related material:

See also T 277

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: EP prefix files
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Treasury, Public Services Sector, 1975-1983

Physical description: 2312 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Treasury , from 2013

Custodial history: T 447/127-195 were transferred to T 341/954-1022 in June 2016.
Accumulation dates: 1980 to 1990
Selection and destruction information: 3.1.1 - management of government revenues and expenditure.
Accruals: Series is accruing.
Administrative / biographical background:

The General Expenditure Planning Division was created in 1980 under the General Expenditure Policy Group and there under the Public Services Sector of HM Treasury. Its function was to create government's general expenditure policy for the UK economy.

General Expenditure Policy Group had one other Division entitled the General Expenditure Control Division which provided supply estimates, enforced cash limits and monitored expenditure

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