Whitehall publication outlines government expenses

Areas of government spending have been highlighted in a new publication. Publication aims to make government spending clearer to all. Details of items of government expenditure over £25,000, which highlight how taxpayers money has been used since the general election, have been published this week. The move was made as part of the government's "transparency agenda" and highlighted about £80 billion of spending. Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Minister, said publishing the figures was "revolutionary" adding that "it is [the government's] ambition to make the UK the most transparent and accountable Government in the world".