In 2011 the taxpayers of United Kingdom contributed to the European Union 129 euros per head over what they received. Since its accession to the EU the country has paid to the European Union EUR 103034 million over what it has received. Select a year in the upper right-hand corner to see details for other years.
Note that this breakdown compares fiscal transfers only and does not include other costs and benefits connected with membership in the EU (administrative costs, co-funding of EU projects, effects of EU legislation on domestic prices etc.).
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland became a member of the European Community in 1973, when it left the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The European Community then transformed itself into the European Union in November 1993. As part of the United Kingdom, the EU contains the UK's overseas territory of Gibraltar. However, the Gibraltarians do not contribute to the EU budget through the British contributions, nor do they participate in the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. They nevertheless receive some subsidies from the Structural Funds.