How much public money is spent in Wales?

Published 30/11/2020   |   Last Updated 30/11/2020   |   Reading Time minutes

The Welsh Government controls approximately £16 billion annually . The total estimated public expenditure in Wales is at £38 billion (around 5% of total UK public expenditure).   

Although many public services have been devolved the UK Government still controls over half of public money spent in Wales​ e.g. welfare spending.  Some UK Government spending, such as that on Defence and Foreign Affairs, is difficult to allocate to one geographical area.