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The table shows overall public spendingcentral government and local authoritiesin the United Kingdom for the specified fiscal year. Government expenditure totals are aggregated for each major government function.
All outlays for British public spending prior to 2011 are outturn. More recent spending, including future years out to 2014, are estimated outturn, planned, or guesstimated.
Public sector expenditure between 1992 through 2014 is based on Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis (PESA) function or subfunction data published by HM Treasury.
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Outturn vs. Plan: Public spending data in ukpublicspending.co.uk includes public spending outturns and also future spending in three categories: estimated outturn, planned, and guesstimated. Records of recent spending are more detailed than historical records of earlier times.
Public Spending Updates: The current numbers are based on HM Treasurys current PESA. PESA is updated annually in July.
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Three dynamic and converging systems functioning as one: a democratic polity, an economy based on markets
and incentives, and a moral-cultural system which is plural and, in the largest sense, liberal.
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism