Use the table below to change the data series
You can display a maximum of five data series at once.
Category (max 5) Sub-category Central
Total All Categories
If youd like to create your own custom chart of spending data you should use the table above to make your selections.
Click button to download CSV file of dataset in chart.
Copy and Paste: Here is the dataset you have just charted. The table also includes nominal or chained GDP for each year charted. If youd like the data for analysis, just copy the tab-delimited text in the textbox below (click cursor in text box, then press ctrl-A then press ctrl-C) and paste it into your spreadsheet.
Below is a formatted version of the dataset displayed in the chart. Included is a column of nominal or chained GDP for each year charted.
Data Sources for 1990:
See DEFENCE SPENDING.
Check OVERALL EXPENDITURE.
See CHART GALLERY of spending.
See REGIONAL SPENDING for London etc.
See PIE CHARTS here.
Make your own CUSTOM CHART.
Expenditure data since 1983 comes from HM Treasury’s Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis reports.
Detailed table of spending data sources here.
Gross Domestic Product data comes from measuringworth.com.
Central government spending data begins in 1692.
Local authority spending data begins in 1868.
table chart spend/gdp debt/gdp uk gdp uk real gdp 2016 breakdown central+local central local uk budget health education defence transport 2015 england scotland wales northern ireland north east england north west england yorkshire and humber east midlands west midlands east england london south east england south west england
Sources for 1990:
Sources for 2015:
Get spending chart.
Download spending table.
Download spending data series.
Review data sources.