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UK Film Council: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the budget of the UK Film Council for 2008-09 was; and what it (a) is in 2009-10 and (b) will be in 2010-11. (290850)

In 2008-09 the total expenditure for the UK Film Council, combining both lottery and grant in aid was £71.3 million.

In 2009-10 budgeted spend for all activities is £71.7 million (excluding the transfer of £5.9 million to the Olympic lottery distributor). These figures align with the current UK Film Council business plan “Film in the Digital Age” which covers the period until March 2010.

The budgets for 2010-11 will not be fully established and approved until the next spending round (2010 to 2013) has been formulated.

Sources:

2008-09 data from 2008-09 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

2009-10 data from budget approved by UKFC board in March 2009.

2010-11 data from DCMS allocation letter re GIA and DCMS lottery projection issued in January 2009, confirmed as current in June.