|Area of funding||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||Further information|
| Taxation |
The total taxes borne and collected and paid to UK and overseas governments as a result of us doing business.
|£ 877m||£ 794m||£ 947m||£ 1,151m||£ 1,234m|| Read more in our annual report |
and accounts 2017.
| Investment |
The amount of investment going into businesses on behalf of customers.
|£ 450bn||£ 708.5bn||£ 746.1bn||£ 894bn||£ 983bn||Our good governance programme provides more details of how we use this influence to improve others environmental, social and governance performance.|
| Commercial property investment |
The amount we invest on behalf of our clients via our property business. We're the third biggest UK commercial property landlord.
|£ 11bn||£ 13.56bn||£ 15bn||£ 23.2bn||£ 24.9bn|| Read more about our work in our |
real assets business.
| Employment |
The total net salaries we pay our UK employees, which are spent on products and services in the economy.
|£ 289m||£ 285m||£ 298m||£ 273m||£ 294m||Read more about the contribution that our people make to our customers and business in our our employees section.|
| Procurement |
The amount that we spend with suppliers to run our businesses in the UK.
|£ 504m||£ 527m||£ 567m||£ 586m||£ 586m||Read more in our sustainable supply.|
| As an investment for our shareholders |
The amount in dividends we paid to our shareholders during the year.
|£ 479m||£ 580m||£ 701m||£ 830m||£ 871m|| Read more in our annual report and accounts |
about our dividend policy and approach.
| Being there for our customers |
The total amount paid out to our customers through insurance claims, pensions, life assurance and group protection payments.
|£ 2.28bn||£ 2.31bn||£ 2.69bn||£ 2.87bn||£ 2.56bn||Read more in our product performance section.|
| Contributions to local communities |
We actively contribute to the third and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and the US businesses. *
|£ 4m||£ 4.2m||£ 3.2m||£ 3.4m||£ 3.6m||Read more about how we did this in our community section and CSR report.|
|Amount invested in social investments||n / a||£ 280k||£ 100k||£ 100k||£ 100k||Read more in our social enterprises section.|
| Amount of direct investments |
designed to stimulate society and the economy for the long term
|£ 2.9bn||£ 5.7bn||£ 7bn||£ 10bn||£ 14.4bn||Read more in our annual report.|
* Previous data included our business in France. We sold this business in Q2 2015.