Thursday, October 04, 2007

Pissing it away

For those of you who are interested in finding government expenditure figures, I have tracked down this year's report from HM Treasury: you can find it here.

As they like to move these things around a bit, I have also uploaded the PDF report [2.1MB] to my server.

This Table, which occurs on page 23 of the report (page 37 of the PDF) shows the total expenditure, which comes in at a whopping £586.6 billion for 2006/07.


Don't worry, I am sure that the government is spending every penny as parsimoniously and wisely as it can.

What I cannot find, at present, is tax receipts: anyone know where to find them?

UPDATE: I've found them at HMRC. Once again, I have uploaded the relevent PDF [45KB] to my server. However, it is only one page containing the Table below.


Just doing this as a public service, you understand...

5 comments:

mister_choos said...

I have some in excel I can send if you give me your e mail.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Thanks. My email is at the top of the right sidebar...

DK

Mark Wadsworth said...

DK, I include the most important statistics (spending, tax, welfare etc) in the "Statistics and stuff" section on my blog. It's always helpful to start off with facts before having an argument.

This government proudly boasts that they are spending £10,000 per man, woman and child per year. Hands up anybody who thinks they are getting value for money.

Ed said...

I don't earn massive amounts but I pay more than £10,000 in taxes each year and get less than £10,000 of services from HMG.

Allan said...

Hey DK... I've done up some charts based on HMRC's own data.

Enjoy ;-)

Allan