22 Mar 2011

Cutsmap – show us the spending cuts

Channel 4 News is creating a crowd-sourced map of spending cuts in the UK. Show us cuts you’ve seen online or tweet them to #c4cuts.

Seen a spending cut reported online? Send us the web link to the report along with its location and we will plot it on our UK map, or tweet the link using the hashtag #c4cuts.

Spending cuts

As the effect of the recession deepens and the coalition government’s spending cuts start to bite, services are expected to end and jobs will go up and down the length of the country.

We want you to help us track the developments of the cuts by marking on our map where and what cuts you have seen or read about online.

So whether it’s a council cutting domestic violence services, or cuts to flood defences in Leeds we want you to tell us about it.

Using the map

If you’ve read of a spending cut online, then just click on the “Submit a Spending Cut” button above, fill in the details and it will be added to the map.

If social media is your thing, then just tweet it out to your followers, but please include the hashtag #c4cuts so the map will pick it up.

You can also tag your submissions with a category hashtag so we can monitor which section of society is seeing the worst of the spending cuts. E.g. use #nhs or #defence.

Click on the categories menu on the map to see a list of categories and related hashtags.

You can use the map to see the latest submitted reports or just search for an area near you.

The Cutsmap was created by Ben Marsh, the man behind the mashup #uksnow Map.