EU Budget

Treasury written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the UK contributed to the EU in the most recent month for which figures are available.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

After taking account of the UK abatement, the UK's total contribution to the EU Budget in June was £577,749,731.10. This consisted of two payments the first on 1 June (VAT-based and GNI-based contributions less the UK abatement), the second on 20 June (Traditional Own Resources).

The Government are working hard, both in discussions on the annual EU Budget and elsewhere, to limit UK contributions from the increased levels the previous Government signed up to. We believe that it is only fair that the EU Budget plays its part in the difficult fiscal consolidation faced by many EU member states.

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