Public spending by country and region
This note provides information on levels of public spending per head in the countries and regions of the UK.
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In 2018/19, public spending per person in the UK as a whole was £9,584. In England, it was £9,296 (3% below the UK average). This compares with:
- Scotland: £11,247 (17% above the UK average)
- Wales: £10,656 (11% above the UK average)
- Northern Ireland £11,590 (21% above the UK average).
Among the English regions, public spending per person was lowest in the South East and East Midlands at £8,601 (10% below the UK average) and highest in London at £10,425 (9% higher than the UK average).
Extrapolations from the official figures
Scotland gets £1951 more than England per capita
Scotland has a population of 5,438,100
Total of the direct annual English subsidy to the Celts £19.3 Billion approx