FOI/2020/0823 : £50 billion Defence expenditure contribution to UK GDP (2018)

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Thank you for prompt and precise answer to my FOI request regarding Defence expenditure's contribution to UK GFP:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transpare...

My FOI request is as follows:
1
How much of this £50 billion contribution to UK GDP, is attributed to each region & countries of the UK?
2
On what formula is the expenditure on defence attributed to regions & countries of UK?
3
How much of the contribution & expenditure from defence is allocated to extra-regio?
4
What international accounting standard is used for defence expenditure & contribution to GDP.

Yours faithfully,

Mary Jones

system@share.ons.gov.uk,

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Our Reference: FOI/2020/1051

 

Dear Mary

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to GDP data.

 

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Dear Mary,

 

Apologies, the attached table should have been included in your response.
This shows UK GDP by region.

 

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The Freedom of Information Team

Office for National Statistics

 

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Subject: Final response: FOI/2020/1051

 

Our Reference: FOI/2020/1051

 

Dear Mary

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to GDP data.

 

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completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:

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remain unhappy with the decision, by the Information Commissioner. If you
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Dear FOI Team,

Thanks for the info!

I can only see £40 billion of the £50 billion answer given in the original request?
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/7...

Please clarify?

Can you respond in the same format as in the original request below?

https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transpare...

Social media has a great interest in your data, recently had 189,000 impressions about data originating from and related to GDP (happy to provide the stats if interested, just provide an email to send to!)

Yours sincerely,

Mary Jones

Dear FOI Team,

Spent time reading your response and the other £10bn is clearly explained.
No further action required.

However the link to
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/7...

Sometimes opens & other times not (tested on numerous machines & browsers)

Providing the same format as below as the answer (to the £40 billion allocations to country & regions) would be very useful to social media users to be able to get to the data with the least effort and most surety.

Every item mentioned / tweeted from ONS is always provided with a link back to original source.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transpare...

Yours sincerely,

Mary Jones