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Indicator 1.a.2 Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)

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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

ESA - Employment and Support Allowance; CVM - Chained Volume Measure; CRA - Country and Regional Analysis. This indicator uses the Classification of the Functions of Government (COFOG) codes 07 (Health), 09 (Education) and 10 (Social protection). COFOG Definitions available at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3859598/5917333/KS-RA-11-013-EN.PDF

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Percentage (%) of National Budget = (ESA expenditure (£m) / National Budget (£m)) * 100 OR % of Gross Domestic Product = (ESA expenditure (£m) / GDP (£m)) * 100

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of total government spending on essential services (education, health and social protection)

Target name

Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

Discussions are occurring between the following organisations - International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Institute for Statistics (UNESCO-UIS) and World Health Organization (WHO)

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Source 1

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1995

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source
Release date

18/04/2017

Next release

18/07/2017

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Public.sector.accounts@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Quarterly

Earliest available data

1955

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

23/10/2017

Next release

22/12/2017

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

sector.accounts@ons.gov.uk

Other information

Source 3

Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2012

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date
Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details
Other information

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