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How UK Tax is spent

For every pound taken in tax in the UK, the following amounts are assigned to government departments:

 

 

Department Taxation %
Welfare & pensions 37.50
Health 18.50
Education 13.00
Debt Interest 7.10
Defence 5.40
Criminal Justice 4.70
Transport 2.80
Business & Industry 2.50
Government Administration 2.10
Culture 1.80
Environment 1.60
Housing & Utilities 1.50
Overseas Aid 0.90
Contribution to EU 0.60

 

 

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