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.
Percentage of government expenditure funded by domestic taxes
This indicator supports an understanding of the extent to which countries’ recurrent and capital outlays are actually covered by domestic revenue mobilization in the form of taxation. There are also complementarities with Indicator 17.1.1, which facilitates an understanding of the “tax burden”. Both indicators are important in relation to achieving longer-term development objectives.
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Definitions are based on Chapter 5 of the Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2014 (PDF, 4.7MB).
The precise definition of the indicator is the proportion of domestic budgetary central government expenditure funded by taxes.
Revenue is an increase in net worth resulting from a transaction.
Taxes are compulsory, unrequited amounts receivable by government units from institutional units. Taxes can be receivable in cash or in kind. By its nature, only a government unit can receive revenue in the form of taxes
(Government taxes / (expenses + net investment in non-financial assets)) * 100
The government expenditure data used for the calculations is based on the International Monetary Fund’s Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2014. See the International Monetary Fund's Government Finance Statistics framework in the public sector finances for more information.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||04 August 2023|
|Metadata last updated||04 August 2023|