How to Spend a Billion Pounds

Yesterday the BBC ran a story on its website asking what a billion pounds buys the nation. You can read all the things that a billion pounds buys us. The list is interesting –  

  • 167,000 Hip replacements or
  • Two flagship hospitals (whatever they are) or
  • 147,000 state pensions or
  • 300,000 jobseekers allowances or
  • Disability benefit for 2.3 million people or
  • Therapy for 8 hours for 2.5 million mentally ill folk or
  • A quarter of an aircraft carrier or
  • Four Jets to fly off the aircraft carrier or
  • Two frigates or
  • 40 Challenger tanks or
  • 16,600 Social Homes or
  • 40 Secondary Schools

but one thing that the BBC did not tell us is that a billion pounds will buy us is about three months of the BBC’s services.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32309311

One Response

  1. Interesting choices, welfare or armaments.

    Whatever happened to training, education, investment in industry, hydro electric power etc etc.

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