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Government debt of the United Kingdom :


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Public debt per capita :


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Parameters of the counter (estimates updated 2009-04-23) :
UK debt end 1997 : 413,2 G, i. e. 49,8 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 1998 : 410,2 G, i. e. 46,7 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 1999 : 405,7 G, i. e. 43,7 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2000 : 400,6 G, i. e. 41,0 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2001 : 385,5 G, i. e. 37,7 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2002 : 402,9 G, i. e. 37,5 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2003 : 441,1 G, i. e. 38,7 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2004 : 487,9 G, i. e. 40,4 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2005 : 529,4 G, i. e. 42,3 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2006 : 573,3 G, i. e. 43,4 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2007 : 618,4 G, i. e. 44,2 % of GDP (ONS)
UK debt end 2008 : 750,3 G, i. e. 52,0 % of GDP (ONS)
UK public deficit 2009 : 78 G (i. e. 2467 per second)
Population end 2008 : 61 557 000
Population end 2009 : 61 945 000
General government debt data as defined by the Maastricht Treaty for the excessive deficit procedure (EDP)


International comparison :

Public debt / GDP
Source : Wikipedia, June 2010

More information :
- ONS, accessed 2008-07-24 : "the public sector recorded deficits between 1991/92 and 1997/98 before moving into surplus in 1998/99. Deficits have been recorded since 2002/03. An alternative measure of the public sector fiscal position is public sector net borrowing. This additionally takes account of capital investment. In June 2008, there was net borrowing of 9.2 billion, which compares with borrowing of 6.3 billion in June 2007. The Budget forecast for 2008/09 is net borrowing of 43.0 billion." Recent high of public debt : 43,8 % of GDP in 1997, its highest since the mid-1980s. Recent low of public debt : 29,8 % of GDP in 2002-03. "Total managed expenditure" : 41,5 % of GDP in 2006-2007 (Complete Budget 2008 Report HM Treasury)Tax-GDP ratio : 36,7 % of GDP in 2006-2007 (HM Treasury).
- ONS, accessed 2009-04-23 : Public deficit was 5,4 % of GDP, i. e. 78 G in 2008 (up from 2,6 % of GDP, i. e. 36,7 G in 2007).


Chart about public debt :

Evolution of the public debt of the United Kindom in GDP percentage 1700-1999
(source : public finance on Wikimedia Commons)

Evolution of UK public debt

Charts about public spending :

Public spending / GDP in Europe in 2007 :

Public spending by country in 2007

Public spending in Europe in 2009 (except Switzerland : 2007) :
maroon > 55%, red 50-55%, orange 45-50%, yellow 40-45%, green 35-40%, blue 30-35%

Public spending in Europe in 2008

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