How Much Does the UK pay to the EU.
UK Payments to the EU in 2016
In 2016 the UK government paid £13.1 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was forecast to be £4.5 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was estimated at about £8.6 billion.
Weekly Average for 2016
£327 million Gross weekly Fee
£ 75 million Weekly Rebate
£252 million sent to the EU each week (after the rebate)
£ 87 million received back in various funding
£165 million Net Contribution
UK Payments to the EU in 2017
In 2017 the UK made an estimated gross contribution (after the rebate) of £13.0 billion. (£18.6b less £5.6b rebate). The UK received £4.1 billion of public sector receipts from the EU, so the UK’s net public sector contribution to the EU was an estimated £8.9 billion.
Weekly Average for 2017
£358 million Gross weekly Fee
£ 108 million Weekly Rebate
£250 million sent to the EU each week (after the rebate)
£ 79 million received back in various funding
£171 million Net Contribution
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