Welcome to the Corporate Welfare Watch Database, the first searchable database of its kind in the UK. Our goal as an organisation is to increase transparency of corporate welfare, which is why we have painstakingly compiled the data showcased here from official sources (unless otherwise stated). Our database includes awards made by the Government from 1999 to 2017, however, data from 2010 onwards are more complete than earlier years.
This version of the database lists awards by head company and the table can be customised to suit your research needs. Clicking on the expand button to the left of the company name provides more details of the individual awards made to the companies within the group. You can filter the data by year of the award, UK nation, sector and aid instrument to refine the results that show in the table. You can also search for other characteristics including head company, original recipient, the value of award and group total.
You can further customise which data are populated in the table by selecting or deselecting columns.
If you want to see the full list of individual awards and delve deeper into the data you can do so with the other version of the database which lists awards by original recipients.
We hope you find our database useful and informative. If you run into any problems using it or have any questions about the data or sources, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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