Scandalous spending tracker

That's right, the UK Government has scandalously spent £80,969,510,820 since 2019.

For most of this time, the current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was holding the purse strings as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

It's easy to become numb to the scale and frequency of the government's fiscal ineptitude and dodginess, and all at a time when they have slashed foreign aid and refused to pay essential workers enough to keep up with inflation.

The total does not include the catastrophic hit to public finances from the government’s Brexit deal which has crippled businesses, slowed economic growth, and is estimated to cost over £31bn per year. Similarly, it does not include the titanic economic cost of the disastrous mini-budget which increased bills for mortgage payers across the country and which ended Liz Truss’ premiership after 6 weeks.

We'll keep it updated as new revelations come to light so check back to get the latest eye-watering figure.

The data

The total figure is an estimate using publicly available data. You can find our full list of scandalous spending, and our original sources, here

We’ve categorised each entry as either a Crony Contract (such as giving government contracts to Conservative chums), a Duff Deal (like blowing billions on stuff that doesn’t work) or an Outrageous Outgoing (including spending silly money on interior design).

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