Value in our town

About the report

We commissioned independent research to understand the role we play in supporting communities across the UK. Measuring our contribution helps us to understand what more we can do to serve our customers a little better. Unless otherwise stated, numbers are correct as of 2016/17.

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Our role in the UK

Overall economic contribution

£37.3 bn

Overall economic contribution - contributed in GVA to the UK economy.

Jobs supported

+743 k

Number of full time jobs supported at Tesco and in the UK supply chain.

Tax paid

£1.2 bn

The total amount of tax paid by Tesco.

Working with suppliers

Supplier spend

£32.7 bn

The total amount Tesco spent with UK suppliers.


+449 K

The number of employees supported in the supply chain.



The number of jobs in the supply chain for every Tesco colleague.