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Public sector spending in the United Kingdom 2020/21,by function

In 2020, the expenditure of the United Kingdom government is expected to be around 928 billion British pounds, with the highest spending function being the 285 billion pounds expected to be spent on social protection, which includes pensions and other welfare benefits. Government spending on health was expected to be 178 billion pounds and was the second highest spending function in this fiscal year, while education was the next highest category at 116 billion pounds.

Budgeted public sector expenditure on services in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2020/21, by function

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March 2020


United Kingdom

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