Government spending in the UK

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Statista dossier about UK government public sector expenditure

This dossier presents graphs and tables detailing the public sector expenditure of governments within the United Kingdom (UK). This dossier includes information on social protection, heath, housing, education, safety and more. The statistics combine to give a comprehensive overview of the state of the United Kingdom government spending with up to date information.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Government spending in the UK 1977-2020

    • Government spending as a share of GDP in the UK 1977-2020

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

    • Government revenue sources in the United Kingdom 2020/21, by source

  • 2. Health & Social Protection
    • Government spending on health in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on social protection in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on unemployment benefits in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on pensions in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on housing support in the UK 2009-2020

  • 3. Public Order and Safety
    • Government spending on public order and safety in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on the police in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on the fire service in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on law courts in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on prisons in the UK 2009-2020

  • 4. Defense & Foreign Affairs
    • Government spending on defense in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on civil defense in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on foreign military aid in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on foreign economic aid in the UK 2009-2020

  • 5. Education
    • Government spending on education in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on primary education in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on secondary education in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on higher education in the UK 2009-2020

  • 6. Transport
    • Government spending on railways in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on roads in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on public transport in the UK 2009-2020

  • 7. Economic Affairs
    • Government spending on economic affairs in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on agriculture in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on fuel and energy in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on communication in the UK 2009-2020

  • 8. Housing and Community Amenities
    • Government spending on housing and community amenities in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on housing development in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on community development in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on street lighting in the UK 2009-2020

  • 9. Environment Protection
    • Government spending on environment protection in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on pollution abatement in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on biodiversity and landscape protection in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on waste management in the UK 2009-2020

  • 10. Recreation, Culture and Religion
    • Public expenditure on culture, recreation and religion in the UK 1996-2020

    • Government spending on broadcasting and publishing in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on religious and other community services in the UK 2009-2020

    • Government spending on cultural services in the UK 2009-2020

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