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Public Expenditure on Infrastructure


Data on UK public expenditure on economic infrastructure.

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Public Expenditure on Infrastructure

The Commission's fiscal remit covers capital expenditure by the public sector on both upgrades and maintenance to economic infrastructure. It does not include day-to-day costs or spending by devolved administrations. These visualisations draw on a range of published data to present an estimate of past public expenditure on economic infrastructure within the Commission's sector remit.


Data for transport comes from the online system for central accounting and reporting database underlying Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses, using the United Nations Classification of Functions of Government definitions.

Solid waste management

Data for local Government spending on solid waste management also comes from the database underlying Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses.

Flood risk management

Data for flood risk management comprises capital expenditure on flood risk management from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, together with an estimate of ‘partnership’ funding from local authorities from the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Local Authority Capital Estimates Return.


Data for energy comprises capital expenditure on energy efficiency programmes (the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund and the Green Deal Communities) from the database underlying Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses.


Data for digital comprises Broadband UK capital expenditure from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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Status: Analysis

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