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Indicator 17.1.2 Proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes


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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 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.

Available disaggregations

(Total government tax receipts / Total government expenditure) * 100

Other information

Government current expenditure excludes capital investment in infrastructure. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has 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 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)

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Office for National Statistics (ONS)



Earliest available data


Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date


Next release


Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Other information

Central government data are acquired from table PSA6D and PSA6E, and local government data are acquired from table PSA6G.