Why would the government choose to spend more money on one goal over another?
Which of these does the UK government spend the most money on education social security or policing?
In the 2012/13 financial year, the United Kingdom government will spend more money on social security than on education or policing. Excluding health expenditure (which is treated separately by the UK), the Government will spend £240billion (36.1% of the total budget) on social security. In contrast it will spend £91billion (13.7%) on education and £32billion (4.8%) on public order, safety and justice.