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How does the government decide how to spend money? Lesson 2 of 6

GCSE • Finance & The Economy • Core Curriculum

How does the government decide how to spend money?

This lesson is part 2 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: What has the UK economy got to do with me?

In this lesson, students consider what the government spends money on and learn about the rationale behind spending decisions. They take on a budgeting  challenge and find out about emergency spending. They then explore local government finance, learn about Council Tax, and consider spending priorities in their area.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. What does the government spend money on?
  2. How does the government make spending decisions?
  3. How does the government manage emergency spending?
  4. How does local government spending work?
  5. What are the priorities for spending in our area?
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