EPRS Admin By / February 19, 2016

UK’s gross and final national contributions to the EU budget, and impact of the rebate on the reduction of the UK’s gross national contributions (%): 1985-2014 (in ECU million until 1998 and € million from 1999)

UK’s gross and final national contributions to the EU budget, and impact of the rebate on the reduction of the UK’s gross national contributions (%): 1985-2014 (in ECU million until 1998 and € million from 1999)

UK's gross and final national contributions to the EU budget, and impact of the rebate on the reduction of the UK's gross national contributions (%): 1985-2014 (in ECU million until 1998 and € million from 1999)

The amount of the UK rebate changes every year, since it depends on many different variables, including statistical aggregates such as gross national income (GNI) and the harmonised value added tax (VAT) base in EU Member States. In 2014, the reimbursement paid to the UK amounted to almost €6.1 billion, reducing the country’s national contribution by 35% to some €11.34 billion, and making it the fourth largest national contributor after Germany (€25.81 billion), France (€19.57 billion) and Italy (€14.36 billion). Table 1 shows the reimbursements paid to the United Kingdom under the rebate mechanism since 1985.


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