The per person spending factbook

October 06, 2016 9:40 AM

The Government is spending over £770 billion of taxpayers' money this year, more that ever before.

The TaxPayers' Alliance's per person spending factbook tells you where your money is going.

To read the factbook click here

Sources and methodology: 

UK population, Households and families

Source: Population: Office for National Statistics,

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates

Methodology: The percentage increase in population from mid-year 2014 estimates and mid-year 2015 estimates is applied to 2015 to give an estimate of 2016 population.

Families and households: Office for National Statistics,

http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/families/bulletins/familiesandhouseholds/2015-11-05

Page 2: Government Spending

Source: Budget 2016, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508193/HMT_Budget_2016_Web_Accessible.pdf#page=93

Page 3: Capital vs Current spending

Source: Office for Budget Responsibility, Public finances databank,            

http://budgetresponsibility.org.uk/data/

Page 4: Where does our money go?

Source: Budget 2016,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508193/HMT_Budget_2016_Web_Accessible.pdf#page=9  

Page 5: Where does it come from?

Source: Budget 2016, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508193/HMT_Budget_2016_Web_Accessible.pdf#page=10

Page 6: Deficit per person

Source: Office for Budget Responsibility, Public finances databank,

http://budgetresponsibility.org.uk/data/

Page 7: Debt per person

Source: Office for National Statistics,

http://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/governmentpublicsectorandtaxes/publicsectorfinance/bulletins/publicsectorfinances/july

Page 8: Public Sector pay

Source: Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, Supplementary fiscal tables 2.32,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539465/PESA_2016_Publication.pdf#page=80

Page 9: Public Sector pension liabilities

Source: Whole of Government Accounts,                 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/whole-of-government-accounts

Page 10: Public spending per region

Source: Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539465/PESA_2016_Publication.pdf#page=126

Page 11: Local government spending

Source: Department for Communities and Local Government,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/532932/RA_Budget_2016-17_Statistical_Release.pdf

Page 12: EU Budget contributions

Source: Treasury,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/483344/EU_finances_2015_final_web_09122015.pdf#page=44

Page 13: EU regulations

Source: Open Europe,                

http://openeurope.org.uk/intelligence/britain-and-the-eu/top-100-eu-rules-cost-britain-33-3bn/

Page 14: Benefit spending by age group

Source: Budget 2016, Benefit expenditure and caseload tables

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524240/outturn-and-forecast-budget-2016.xlsx  

Page 15: Selected benefit spending

Source: Budget 2016, Benefit expenditure and caseload tables

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524240/outturn-and-forecast-budget-2016.xlsx  

Page 16: Cost of HS2

Source: TaxPayers’ Alliance,

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/rich_mans_toy_the_case_for_scrapping_hs2

Page 17: Driving taxes vs Road spending

Sources;

Fuel duties, HMRC Tax and NIC receipts 2016,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539194/Jun16_Receipts_NS_Bulletin_Final.pdf

Vehicle Excise Duties, Budget 2016.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/508193/HMT_Budget_2016_Web_Accessible.pdf#page=141

Spending, Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, Table 5.2,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539465/PESA_2016_Publication.pdf#page=77  

Page 18: NHS litigation

Source: NHS Litigation Authority,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/539495/NHSLA_report_2015-16_web.pdf

Page 19: Government property

Source: Whole of Government Accounts,

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/525617/WEB_whole_of_gov_accounts_2015.pdf#page=87

Page 20: Hinkley point nuclear power station

Source: National Audit Office,  

https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Nuclear-power-in-the-UK.pdf

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