I list below what I believe should be the sequence of priority for the settlement of the Governments spending department’s budgets.  The reasoning for the sequence in this section will be explained on later pages of this document.  The lower on the list the stronger the squeeze on funding and the demand for clearer priorities, effective methods of delivery and reduced expenditure.

The sequence is deliberate as I see the importance of settling the needs of each of the Departments in their order of priority to the nation.  It is does not mean that they get all they ask for, they still have to show value against the requirements that are asked of them.  But the funds will get progressively tighter as the sequence proceeds

The position on the list of Overseas Aid may get the hearts of some readers racing, as comes close to the early debate in the GE2017 campaign on whether or not to retain the 0.7 of GDP for Overseas Aid.