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Government Budget 100% open

Great Britain

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

Accept, however the document displayed as the "Budget 2016" is a pdf/html file that is mainly the summary of the proposed budget and policies, which would be in other countries covered in the parliamentary summary/budget speech. The data itself is hidden in the PESA PDF/PESA tables that provides an overview of the previous expenditure and revenues, and planned budgets and estimated expenditures.

Data location - Budget 2016: documents - Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA)
Data licence
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Owen Boswarva
Last modified   Tue Dec 13 2016 06:32:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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