PF and CIPFA to monitor election spending promises

20 Nov 19

PF in association with CIPFA has created a ‘promisometer’ to which spending pledges by the three main parties will be added ahead of the election on 12 December. 

A bar graph will compare the amounts of money pledged to public services by the Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems.

CIPFA’s chief executive, Rob Whiteman, said: “The Public Finance promisometer provides a fantastic snapshot of this election cycle’s spending pledges and offers a visual representation of what each party’s plan looks like against the other.

“Regardless of political affiliation, historical spending trends will surely change after this general election, and the meter is a much-needed tool that illustrates what future funding is likely to look like.” 

The information on the page – which can be found here – and the bar chart will be updated daily as the election campaigns progress.

Although the periods over which the money would be spent is not always equal, the promisometer gives an indication of which party would give the most cash to public services if they were handed the keys to 10 Downing Street after the election next month.

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