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The EU budget and UK contribution

Begg, Iain (2016) The EU budget and UK contribution. National Institute Economic Review, 236 (1). pp. 39-47. ISSN 0027-9501

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Identification Number: 10.1177/002795011623600106


The European Union budget is small and fulfils only a limited range of functions, yet it provokes regular disputes among the Member States and institutions of the Union. This paper describes the structure of the budget and shows that standard theories, such as fiscal federalism, are not well-suited to analysing how the EU budget operates or the political economy behind it. The paper then looks at how much the UK contributes towards the EU budget and explains why some of the claims made about it in the public discourse are inaccurate.

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Additional Information: © 2016 SAGE Publications
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
H - Public Economics > H6 - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt > H61 - Budget; Budget Systems
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2024 16:24

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