Spending Factbook

February 12, 2014 2:58 PM

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All facts and figures correct at the time of research

Page 2 - Public spending as a proportion of national income
2020 Tax Commission, 2012, p. 41
 

Page 3 - Private vs public expenditure
Total Managed Expenditure forecast, 2013-14 (%GDP): 43.7
Office for Budget Responsibility, Economic and fiscal outlook December 2013, 2013, p. 119

 

Page 4 - UK vs OECD public spending
OECD, OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2013 Issue 2, December 2013


Page 5 - Public spending in selected countries
The Heritage Foundation, 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, 2014


Page 6 – Government spending breakdown
HM Treasury, Budget 2013, 2013, p. 6
 

Page 7 – Public spending per person

Total Managed Expenditure forecast 2013-14: £718 billion
HM Treasury, Autumn Statement 2013, 2013, p. 113

Total public spending per person = £718 billion / 63.7 million = £11,272
Total public spending per adult = £718 billion / (63.7 million - 13,524,254) = £14,310

Mid-2012 UK population estimate: 63.7 million
Mid-2012 UK population estimate, age under 18: 13,524,254
ONS, Annual Mid-year Population Estimates, 2011 and 2012, 2013

Total public spending per household = £718 billion / 26,414,000 = £27,183

UK households in 2013: 26,414,000
ONS, Families and Households, 2013, 2013

Total public spending per lifetime= (£718 billion / 63.7 million) x 80.85 = £911,308

Male life expectancy:  79 years
Female life expectancy:  82.7 years
Average life expectancy: 80.85 years
ONS, Historic and Projected Mortality Data from the Period and Cohort Life Tables, 2012-based, UK, 1981-2062, 2013

Page 8 - UK regional public spending

Centre for Economics and Business Research, The scale of subsidy between different regions/countries in the UK 2010-11 (% GDP)


Page 9 - Public spending in home nations

ONS and HM Treasury, Country and regional  analysis November 2013, 2013
NB. Figures exclude £114 billion (equivalent to £1,790 per person) which cannot be geographically attributed

 

Page 10 - Private vs public sector pay

Institute for Fiscal Studies, Green Budget 2012, Chapter 5

Office for National Statistics, Estimating differences in public and private sector pay, 2012

Page 11 - Private vs public sickness leave

Hours lost to sickness:
Public sector 2.6%
Private sector 1.6%

ONS, Sickness Absence in the Labour Market, April 2012, 2012

Public sector pay: £167 billion

HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, p. 73 

Page 12 - Private vs public pension contributions

Department for Education, Final teacher pension scheme member contribution changes for 2012-13 announced, 2011

NHS Business Services Authority, Contribution Rate FAQs

Civil Service, Contribution rates

Buckinghamshire County Council, Employer Contribution Rates: C-F

ONS, Pension Trends Chapter 8: Pension Contributions, 2013 edition, 2013

Page 13 - Benefits and pensions spending

Pensions spending: State Pension plus Pension Credit =  £90.1 billion
Total welfare spending: £163.6 billion
Benefits spending: Total welfare spending less pensions spending = £73.5 billion

Department for Work and Pensions, Benefit expenditure and caseload tables 2013, 2013, tab 1a
 
Page 14 - Debt interest vs departmental spending

Ministry of Defence planned resource Departmental Expenditure Limit, 2015-16: £33,517 million
Ministry of Defence planned Annually Managed Expenditure, 2014-15*: £9,242 million
*2015-16 AME plans not available
Ministry of Defence planned departmental spending 2015-16: Resource DEL + AME = £42,759 million

HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, pp. 21-28

HM Treasury, Autumn Statement 2013, Table B.4, 2013, p. 113

Page 15 - Deficit forecasts for 2014-15

HM Treasury, Budget 2010, June 2010, p. 72

Table C.8 in Budget 2011 also contains the forecasts made in the November 2010 forecast HM Treasury, Budget 2011, p. 96

Table D.7 in Budget 2012 also contains the Autumn Statement 2011 forecast
HM Treasury, Budget 2011, p. 110

Table B.6 in Budget 2013 also contains the Autumn Statement 2012 forecast
HM Treasury, Budget 2011, p. 105

HM Treasury, Budget 2012, Table B.5, p. 114
Page 16 - Spending on international aid since 2009-10

Spending totals are calculated by adding capital departmental AME and resource departmental AME budgets to the Total DEL figures

Table 1.10, Total DEL by departmental groups
HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, p28

Table 1.3, Resource departmental AME by departmental group
HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, p21

Table 1.8, Capital departmental AME by departmental group
HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, p26

Page 17 - UK gross and net contributions

European Commission, EU expenditure and revenue

Page 18 - Seven-figure CAP subsidies to UK landowners

BBC Panorama

Page 19 - EU waste

TaxPayers’ Alliance, Brussels’ new £15 million propaganda temple

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, EU Commission Expenses: Cocktail parties, private jets, luxury away-days and limousines

Page 20 - NHS compensation payments

Data for 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06

NHS Litigation Authority, Report and accounts 2012/13, 2013, p. 15 & p. 17

Data for 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08

NHS Litigation Authority, Report and accounts 2008, 2008, p. 13

Data for 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13

NHS Litigation Authority, Report and accounts 2006, 2006, p. 13

Page 21 - Jazz thinking leadership courses

NHS Commissioning Board, response to an FOI request by the TaxPayers’ Alliance

Page 22 - NHS Commissioning Board spending on iPads and iPhones

Pulse, NHS England spends £300k on iPhones in a year

Page 23 - NHS staff numbers

Health & Social Care Information CentreNHS Hospital & Community Health Service (HCHS) monthly workforce statistics - Provisional Statistics

Page 24 - Public sector waste

Cost of multiple formats of financial models used in the public sector: £70 million
Fast Standards Organisation, reported in Economia, Whitehall wastes £70m through poor financial modelling, February 2013

Loss incurred by the BBC on its sale of Lonely Planet in 2013: £78.7 million
BBC, BBC Worldwide sells Lonely Planet business at £80m loss, March 2013

Cost of Tamilfu bought for the 2009 influenza pandemic written off as a result of poor record keeping by the NHS: £74 million
House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, Access to clinical trial information and the stockpiling of Tamiflu, 2013, p. 7

Page 25 - Bexley spending on 'compromise agreements'

Bexley Times, Council spends more than £1million of Bexley taxpayers cash on “hush money”

Page 26 - Potential outsourcing and procurement savings

Home Office planned total Departmental Expenditure Limit, 2013-14: £11,382 million
Home Office planned Annually Managed Expenditure, 2013-14: £1,250 million
Home Office planned spending 2015-16: Total DEL + AME = £12,632 million

HM Treasury, Public Sector Statistical Analyses 2013, 2013, p. 28 & p. 21

Procurement savings estimate: £15 billion
Outsourcing saving estimate: £10 billion

Institute of Directors, Big Picture, Towards Tesco – improving public sector procurement, 2010

Page 27 - Motivational magicians

Cotswold Liberal Democrats, CDC faces growing pressure to release spending figures, 2011

 Page 28 - Subsidies to trade unions

TaxPayers’ Alliance, Taxpayer funding of trade unions 2012, 2012

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