Where the money goes

_82193234_trident_missile_reach_624MPs have backed the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system, voting 472 to 117 in favour in Parliament.

The vote approves the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn.

 

Here’s how the Government spent our money in the fiscal year ending 2016:

Pensions – £153bn

Health – £135bn

Welfare – £54bn

Defence (existing) – £45bn

Education – £44bn

Transport – £19bn

Protection – £14bn

Interest – £47bn

Central Government – £9bn

“Other” – £66bn

How much do we owe?

National debt – £1,532 billion.

 

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