United Kingdom: Public spending on education, percent of GDP: For that indicator, UNESCO provides data for the United Kingdom from 1971 to 2015. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 4.95 percent with a minumum of 4.03 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 6.42 percent in 1976. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.