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The Red Book 2011

Impact of UK Government spending decisions on children, young people and families 2010/11

The ‘Red Book’ is the Government’s financial statement and Budget report, named after the colour of its cover. It contains economic analysis and summarises the annual Budget tax measures

Action for Children has decided to release its own ‘Red Book’ analysis. This annual publication will identify the impact of decisions made in the 2010 spending review on the lives of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. It is based on the views of the social care professionals working in Action for Children services. The economic literature review is provided by the Social Market Foundation. Their views are included in ‘The end of the beginning?’ section only.