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Government Budget 100% open

United Kingdom

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xls)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2015 published by HM Treasury)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


2015 - The budget breakdown can be found under PESA- Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses . However, it is not clear if one can see budget breakdown for sub-departments. Moreover, it was hard to find the dataset, and it was not available on, but on the website. In addition, there was no link from the treasury webpage to this dataset.

All the data is one place, but it would be better if it was in one spreadsheet.

The budget book can be find under the name Main Supply Estimates 2015 to 2016, and it is not publish in a Machine readable format, nor it does not linked from the treasury website.

Reviewer comments

Data is in bulk, but it would be better if it would been on one spreadsheet.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Mor Rubinstein