If youd like to create your own custom chart of spending data you should use the table above to make your selections.
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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.
£ bln 2005
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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.
Sources for 1856:
Sources for 1859:
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