London: Britain would have a price tag of £8,063,000,000,000 if the whole country – and everything in it – was put up for sale, according to official Government figures.

The astonishing sum – just over £8 trillion (£8,000 billion) – has been calculated by experts at the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The total includes the value of all homes in the country, along with all other buildings, machinery, bridges, roads, the shares we own and the money in our back accounts.

It means if we decided to sell the entire country as a job lot - including all our homes – the pay-out would be £125,000 per person for each of the 64.6 million people in the country – or £302,000 per household, the ONS said.

It would, of course, leave us all homeless and would be conditional on finding a suitable buyer.

“The £8.1 trillion figure is a large number and it helps to think about it as a sum of money per person or per household,” said Wesley Harris, an ONS statistician.

“Residential property is the biggest and most valuable non-financial asset in the whole economy.”