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|Total Public Spending|
in the United Kingdom
Central Government and Local Authority
-5yr -1yr Fiscal Year 2016
|Public Pensions||£155 billion|
|National Health Care||+ £135 billion|
|State Education||+ £92 billion|
|Defence||+ £43 billion|
|Social Security||+ £112 billion|
|State Protection||+ £29 billion|
|Transport||+ £21 billion|
|General Government||+ £14 billion|
|Other Public Services||+ £88 billion|
|Public Sector Interest||+ £60 billion|
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We have met with families in which for weeks together, not an article of sustenance but potatoes had been used; yet for every child the hard-earned sum was provided to send them to school.
E. G. West, Education and the State