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How big is the EU budget?

In 2014, total EU spending was just over €140 billion, which equates to around £114 billion. By comparison, total UK public spending in the fiscal year 2014-15 was £735 billion. Related fact profile: How is the EU budget decided? Click here for more analysis on the EU budget or watch our short video, EU budget myths debunked, here.

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