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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 (%)


The precise definition of the indicator is the proportion of domestic budgetary central government expenditure funded by taxes. Revenue in the form of domestic taxes is based on the definition described in Chapter 5 of the Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 2014 (PDF, 4.7MB).

Available disaggregations

(Government taxes / (expenses + net investment in non-financial assets)) * 100

Other information

The government expenditure data used for the calculations is based on the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014 (GFSM). 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 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

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 domestic budget funded by domestic taxes

Target name

Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals metadata for target 17.1 opens in a new window

Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source International Monetary Fund’s Government Finance Statistics framework in the public sector finances Appendix E opens in a new window
Release date 20 August 2021
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Statistical classification

Official statistic

Contact details 

Other information

General government data are acquired from tab SO-GG, Code 11 Total Taxes, Code 2 Expense, and Code 31 Net investments in non-financial assets.

The original source is published monthly, but this indicator is updated annually.