If you were chancellor, what'd you cut?MoneySaving Poll Results


Poll started 19 October 2010:

If you were chancellor, what'd you cut?

It's spending review time, where the Chancellor tells us what he wants to cut. Yet if you were chancellor which of these areas of government spending would you cut?

Select as many as you like (2009 figures in brackets to help. Source: Guardian)


Benefits & Tax Credits. (inc. social security & housing - 102bn)6,273 votes (61 %)
Defence. (military spending - 44bn)3,464 votes (33 %)
Education. (schools and universities - 67bn)934 votes (9 %)
Environment. (waste and pollution - 5bn)1,460 votes (14 %)
Health. (the NHS - 115bn)1,084 votes (10 %)
Law & Order . (police and courts - 9bn)596 votes (6 %)
Nothing I'd keep it as is390 votes (4 %)
Overseas aid. (money to the developing world - 7bn)6,927 votes (67 %)
State pension. (including pension credit - 66bn)653 votes (6 %)
Transport. (roads & railways - 15bn)976 votes (9 %)

10,345 people have selected 22,757 options (percentages are the number who voted for that topic of the total people who have voted, so won't add up to 100%).

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.