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Our COVID-19 cost tracker is an interactive tool that brings together data from across the UK government. It provides estimates of the cost of measures announced in response to the coronavirus pandemic and how much the government has spent on these measures so far (where this information is publicly available or has been provided to us by central government departments).

The aim of the tracker is to increase transparency, and promote scrutiny and parliamentary accountability for government spending. We are publishing it in our role as the UK’s independent public spending watchdog, and will update it periodically.

The tracker is part of our programme of work to report on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.


Latest data

For measures announced on or before 6 December 2020.

£271 billion

Total cost estimate for measures for which central government departments are responsible (where data are available).

£116 billion

The amount we know the government has spent on these measures so far (where measures have already been implemented and data are available).

£89 billion

The amount we know the government has loaned or guaranteed so far (where data are available).

Accessibility

This tool uses third party software to present data in the form of interactive tables and graphics. The navigation is optimised for mouse use but supports keyboard functionality.

If you cannot access the data in this format (perhaps because it is not accessible to your assistive technology), data can be downloaded from the tracker as comma separated files (csv), to allow you to perform your own data analysis.

If you need additional help, you can phone the NAO Enquiries Point on +44(0)2077987264. Alternatively, you can email general enquiries to enquiries@nao.org.uk or use our online contact form.