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Supplementary Estimates 2018-19

The Government published its revised spending plans for 2018-19 on 11 February 2019, in the Supplementary Estimates 2018-19.
The Backbench Business Committee and the Liaison Committee agreed that Estimates Day debates should be held as follows:

Tuesday 26 February:

Following the debates, the House considered Estimates motions, and passed revised spending limits into law through the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipations and adjustments) Act 2019.


Summary of plans

This briefing paper, prepared jointly by the House of Commons Library and the House of Commons Scrutiny Unit, gives more detail of the Government's spending plans, including details for each department.

Scrutiny Unit data visualisations

The House of Commons Scrutiny Unit has produced data visualisations of the 2018-19 revisions to the spending plans contained in the Supplementary Estimates for each major Government department.  The visualisations show spending trends, changes to budgets since earlier in the year, and how spending plans break down within the totals. To view these visualisations, click on the relevant link below:

Government Departments' Estimates memoranda

Government departments are required to produce an Estimates memorandum for the relevant select committee to explain what is proposed in their Main Estimate and how proposals compare to past spending plans. Select Committees publish these memoranda on their webpages- for ease of reference links are given below.

Major Departments:

Smaller departments

Correspondence on 2018-19 Supplementary Estimates

Formal documentation

The formal documents which set out these spending plans- the 2018-19 Supplementary Estimates themselves- are here.

The original Spending Review 2015 document on which these spending plans were based is here.