The UK Debt Dashboard

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Dashboard of the U.K. Debt and Economy


1. U.K. Debt 

Public sector net debt in £ trillion  


Public sector net debt, £ billion 2005 value  



Total public spending, £ billion 2005 value  



Public spending in debt interest, £ billion 2005 value  


Public spending in Defence, £ billion 2005 value  


Public net debt as a percentage of GDP 



Who owns U.K. Public Debt ? 



U.K. Public Debt held by overseas investors - 2003-2012


Foreign Japanese government bond (JGB) holdings were 9.1 % at the end of September 2012.
At the end of 2011, 45 % of U.S. Treasury bonds were owned by foreigners, while the comparable figure for U.K. Gilts was 32 %.

U.K. Private and Public Debt as % of GDP , 1987-2009


Bank of England : total assets

Total assets (discontinued)


M0 comprises notes and coin in circulation outside the Bank of England, plus bankers' operational balances with the Bank of England. M4 comprises notes and coin in circulation outside the Bank of England and banking institutions in the U.K., plus non-bank private sector sterling deposits held with U.K. banking institutions. Beginning July 2009, this serie refers to M4 excluding intermediate OFCs (M4ex)(http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/mfsd/iadb/notesiadb/m4adjusted.htm). M4 differs from Money plus Quasi-Money (line 35l) because it excludes private sector foreign currency deposits, and sterling and foreign currency deposits of official entities (local authorities and public enterprises).

Chart source: BBC

Data serie since 1971


2. Macroeconomic indicators for the U.K. 

GBP - Euro exchange rate 


Data serie since 1999

GBP - U.S. dollar exchange rate (1971-today)



U.K. GDP and inflation

  • U.K. GDP (% change), by quarter, 1955-2012 (Source : The Guardian)

(hang over line for data)

  • U.K. GDP 
UK Real and nominal GDP, 1960-2013

UK Real GDP per capita and Retail Price Index inflation rate, 1265-2009;
source: MeasuringWorth


U.K. banking assets as a percentage of GDP

Source: Azizonomics

U.K. industrial production 

% change YoY; data serie since 1949

U.K. 10 year Bond Yield



UK short and long-term interest rates, 1729-2011;
Source: MeasuringWorth.com