EU Budget: Contributions

House of Lords written question – answered at on 19 November 2014.

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Photo of Lord Williamson of Horton Lord Williamson of Horton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount of the rebate on the United Kingdom's contribution to the European Union budget from the commencement of that rebate until the year in which the United Kingdom Government agreed its reduction; and what was the total amount of the rebate from that year to date.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The value of the UK rebate included in EU Budgets over the period 1985 to 2007 was £54 billion. The value of the rebate over the period 2008 to 2013 was £23 billion.

This information has been published by HM Treasury in reports entitled European Union Finances (previously called European Community Financessince) since 1980 and are available in the Libraries of both Houses.

Reports dating back to 2000 (with data back to 1995) are also available on the Government’s website [1].

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