The creation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills brings together the estimates for the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. Figures for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are available in the supplementary budgetary information (SBI). The summation of the resource budget for DIUS and BERR is £19.9 billion for 2009-10 and £20.0 billion for 2010-11. The summation of the capital budget for DIUS and BERR is £8.3 billion for 2009-10 and £7.2 billion for 2010-11. Budgets beyond 2010-11 have not yet been determined.
The costs of setting up the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have not been finalised and the processes will take some time to complete. Costs of establishing the new Department will be published as a note to the annual report and accounts in 2010.