Your Money And How They Spend It – In this year of spending cuts, the BBC’s Political Editor Nick Robinson examines in this two-part series how our politicians raise money and why they spend it in the way they do. He asks who gets the most from government and who gets the least, and he challenges our assumptions on what’s fair – asking the rich whether they pay too little in tax, and those on benefits whether they get too much.
The films reveal the history of how we came to love public spending – and resent footing the bill. And, drawing on his experience in the front seat of contemporary political events, Nick exposes the behind-the-scenes drama as today’s politicians wrestle with their central challenge: how to balance the resentment people feel about an increasing tax bill against the frustration that emerges when the public spending they cherish is cut
Producer: BBC Current Affairs
TX: Summer / Autumn 2011