It’s that time of year again when we’re all thinking about cash, whether that’s our personal spending Christmas hangover, or organisations setting budgets for the next financial year.
And it’s also the time of year where we should reflect on how we want to spend our money, because where it end up tells a bigger story than a balanced budget.
Joe Biden said in 2008: “Don’t tell me what you value. Show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.”
I’ve always liked this quote, and what it indicates at a strategic level about what we believe in; environment, prevention, Universal Basic Income, health, defence, prison building? Look at a budget and we learn much more about a country’s direction of travel…
— to www.scotsman.com