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Smaller government for leaner times

Although government still has a broader role in Britain than in the United States, the policies of David Cameron's new ruling coalition are designed to shrink the size of the state by slashing the budget and giving taxpayers more responsibility.

A chart showing percent change in public service spending in Britain

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