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Government > Spending Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

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  • Compensation of employees > % of expense: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees."
  • Compensation of employees > Current LCU: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees."
  • Expense > % of GDP: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends."
  • Expense > Current LCU: Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends."
  • Goods and services expense > % of expense: Goods and services include all government payments in exchange for goods and services used for the production of market and nonmarket goods and services. Own-account capital formation is excluded.
  • Goods and services expense > Current LCU: Goods and services include all government payments in exchange for goods and services used for the production of market and nonmarket goods and services. Own-account capital formation is excluded.
  • Interest payments > % of expense: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Interest payments > % of revenue: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Interest payments > Current LCU: Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents."
  • Other expense > % of expense: Other expense is spending on dividends, rent, and other miscellaneous expenses, including provision for consumption of fixed capital."
  • Other expense > Current LCU: Other expense is spending on dividends, rent, and other miscellaneous expenses, including provision for consumption of fixed capital."
  • Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense: Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organisations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind."
  • Subsidies and other transfers > Current LCU: Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organisations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind."
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Compensation of employees > % of expense 7.04%
Ranked 93th.
13.96%
Ranked 65th. 98% more than Switzerland

Compensation of employees > Current LCU 6.36 billion
Ranked 72nd.
86.25 billion
Ranked 34th. 14 times more than Switzerland

Expense > % of GDP 17.33%
Ranked 77th.
42.67%
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Expense > Current LCU 90.3 billion
Ranked 58th.
617.96 billion
Ranked 30th. 7 times more than Switzerland

Goods and services expense > % of expense 8.3%
Ranked 81st.
17.53%
Ranked 27th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Goods and services expense > Current LCU 7.49 billion
Ranked 62nd.
108.34 billion
Ranked 22nd. 14 times more than Switzerland

Interest payments > % of expense 4.75%
Ranked 57th.
5.26%
Ranked 43th. 11% more than Switzerland

Interest payments > % of revenue 4.41%
Ranked 56th.
5.81%
Ranked 40th. 32% more than Switzerland

Interest payments > Current LCU 4.29 billion
Ranked 59th.
32.51 billion
Ranked 29th. 8 times more than Switzerland

Other expense > % of expense 4.28%
Ranked 64th.
12.95%
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Other expense > Current LCU 3.86 billion
Ranked 56th.
80.01 billion
Ranked 19th. 21 times more than Switzerland

Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense 75.64%
Ranked 5th. 47% more than United Kingdom
51.3%
Ranked 36th.

Subsidies and other transfers > Current LCU 68.3 billion
Ranked 47th.
317.02 billion
Ranked 25th. 5 times more than Switzerland

SOURCES: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.; International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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