Health expenditure: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2640.Jump to full report >>
The government spent £120.5 bn on the NHS in England in 2016/17; a 0.8% increase in real terms on the 2015/16 expenditure.
According to the OECD, total health expenditure in the UK in 2015 amounted to 9.8% of GDP, of which 7.7% was government spending. The UK’s government spending as a percentage of GDP ranked 12th out of the 35 OECD countries with available data for 2015.
The Government estimates that UK public spending on health represented 7.4% of GDP in 2016/17, this compares with 7.3% in the previous year.
Commons Briefing papers SN02640
Author: Rachael Harker