Where does your tax go?

Part of the Beautiful Data Project by Print Express

Did you ever wonder exactly what your tax paid for? How much you spend on things like education, defence and the NHS? As part of our Beautiful Data project, we're trying to make complex data easier to understand.

 

    Your tax receipt

  • Health
  • NHS
  • Medical Research
  • Other
  • Education
  • General Public Services
  • Economic Affairs
  • Defence
  • Military
  • R&D
  • Foreign Military Aid
  • Civil
  • Other
  • Public Order & Safety
  • Police
  • Law Courts
  • Prisons
  • Fire
  • Other
  • Recreation, Culture & Religion
  • Environment Protection
  • Housing & Community
  • EU Transactions
  • Total:
 

How much does the whole UK spend?

    The UK's total tax receipt

  • Health £134,108,000,000
  • NHS £125,681,000,000
  • Medical Research £1,016,000,000
  • Other £7,411,000,000
  • Education £84,261,000,000
  • General Public Services £56,114,000,000
  • Economic Affairs £38,436,000,000
  • Defence £36,484,000,000
  • Military £32,884,000,000
  • R&D £2,599,000,000
  • Foreign Military Aid £621,000,000
  • Civil £119,000,000
  • Other £261,000,000
  • Public Order & Safety £29,897,000,000
  • Police £16,877,000,000
  • Law Courts £5,494,000,000
  • Prisons £3,789,000,000
  • Fire £2,875,000,000
  • Other £861,000,000
  • Recreation, Culture & Religion £11,874,000,000
  • Environment Protection £11,726,000,000
  • Housing & Community £10,949,000,000
  • EU Transactions £3,723,000,000
  • Total: £675,134,000,000