Government Spending plans for 2021-22 (Main Estimates – May 2021)

This interactive visualisation shows how much money the Treasury has allocated to various areas of spending for 2021-22. The thicker the line, the more that is being spent.

All figures are taken from the 2021-22 Main Estimates. For simplicity, only DEL (Departmental Expenditure Limit) spending for major departments, plus AME (Annually Managed Expenditure) spending for DWP, HMRC, DFT, DFID (capital) and Business Rates Retention (Local Government), and cash funding for Devolved Administrations, is shown.

Smaller departments’ DEL and AME spending and most Departments’ AME have been excluded.

Where departments have sources of income (which reflects as negative numbers in their spending plans), they have been incorporated into other categories of spending. In those cases, we use “Net” in the category name.

Where possible Covid-related expenditure has been identified. For many departments funding is expected to be finalised in-year and agreed in the Supplementary Estimates, due in February 2022.

Day-to-day spending figures include depreciation.

This has been developed by the Scrutiny Unit at the House of Commons

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