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Departmental Expenditure Limits

Volume 519: debated on Tuesday 23 November 2010

Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ DEL will be reduced by £3,796,000 from £20,805,607,000 to £20,801,811,000 and the Administration budget will be increased by £2,300,000 from £321,187,000 to £323,487,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on Resources and Capital is as set out in the following table:

ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource (£000)

(220,865)

217,069

7,772,927

11,263,059

19,035,986

of which:

Administration1 budget

2,300

0

319,843

3,644

323,487

Near cash in Resource DEL2

(220,965)

217,169

6,210,394

11,094,742

17,305,136

Capital (£000)

(27,085)

27,085

699,571

1,302,762

2,002,333

Less

Depreciation3

(£000)

(100)

100

(68,191)

(168,317)

(236,508)

Total (£000)

(248,050)

244,254

8,404,307

12,397,504

20,801,811

1The total of the 'Administration Budget' and 'Near Cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total Resource DEL, due to the definitions overlapping.

2Capital DEL includes items treated as Resource in Estimates and Accounts, but which are treated as Capital DEL in Budgets.

3Depreciation, which forms part of Resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL since Capital DEL includes Capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

The change in the resource element of the DEL arises from:

RfR1

i) An increase in voted receipts from the Department for Work and Pensions of £6,179,000 and an increase of non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of self-employment programmes;

ii) A budget transfer from the Department for Work and Pensions of £413,000 of non-voted expenditure for the Regional Development Agencies in respect of the School Gates initiative;

iii) An increase in voted receipts from the Department for Transport of £228,000 and an increase of non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of delivering a sustainable transport system;

iv) A virement of £535,000 from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in relation to National Business Link marketing;

v) Virements from voted expenditure by the Strategic Investment Fund to non-voted expenditure by the Technology Strategy Board for the establishment of the UK Life Sciences Super Cluster initiative (£595,000), to advance new “prize” funds in emerging technologies (£5,000,000), the Composites Challenge Fund (£6,000,000), and the Industrial Biotechnical Demonstrator Fund (£2,555,000);

vi) A virement from the Strategic Investment Fund to the Skills Funding Agency (RfR3) of £3,700,000 for the automotive industry;

vii) A virement of £97,000 from the Skills Funding Agency (RfR3) to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies for Train to Gain;

viii) A virement of £350,000 from Higher Education participation programmes (RfR3) for joint BIS funding of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship;

ix) A virement of £20,000,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3);

x) A virement of £496,000 from Science and Society (RfR2) to corporate services;

xi) A virement of £2,533,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for voted expenditure on research and analytical services (RfR3);

xii) A virement of £25,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for voted expenditure on Government Skills (RfR3);

xiii) A virement of £3,102,000 consultancy savings (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

xiv) A virement of £60,000 from Premature Retirement Compensation and Voluntary Colleges (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

RfR2

i) A virement of £13,000 from voted Research-Based Initiatives to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision for Science;

ii) A virement of £496,000 from Science and Society to corporate services (RfR1);

RfR3

i) A virement from voted expenditure to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England of Higher Education Shared Services (£20,000,000), the Higher Education Modernisation Fund (£133,000,000), Higher Education participation programmes (£10,500,000) and Annual Population Survey (£140,000);

ii) A virement of £14,000,000 from voted expenditure by the Skills Funding Agency to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

iii) A transfer of £1,990,000 from the Department for Education to non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills for the National Vocational Qualifications Levy;

iv) A transfer of £4,280,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government for the Migration Impact Fund;

v) A transfer of £9,521,000 from the Ministry of Justice for Offender Learning;

vi) A transfer of £20,000,000 from the Skills Funding Agency to the Department for Education for Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities;

vii) A virement of £2,533,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) for voted expenditure on research and analytical services;

viii) A virement of £25,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) for voted expenditure on Government Skills;

ix) A virement of £60,000 from Premature Retirement Compensation and Voluntary Colleges to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfRI);

x) A virement of £3,102,000 consultancy savings to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1);

xi) An increase of £4,176,000 in non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and increased voted contributions from other Departments;

xii) A virement from the Strategic Investment Fund (RfR1) to the Skills Funding Agency of £3,700,000 for the Automotive Industry;

xiii) A virement of £97,000 from the Skills Funding Agency to non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies (RfR1) for Train to Gain;

xiv) A virement of £350,000 from Higher Education participation programmes to RfR1 for joint BIS funding of the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship;

xv) An increase in voted receipts of £823,000 from the Department for Education for “Routes into Languages” funding to be distributed as non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

xvi) An increase in voted receipts of £299,000 from the Department for Education for Repayment of Teacher Loan work to be undertaken by the non-voted Student Loans Company;

xvii) A virement of £930,000 to voted Higher Education Student Support from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

xviii) A virement of £6,048,000 from voted Higher Education Student Support to non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

xix) A virement of £4,904,000 from voted Higher Education Student Support to non-voted expenditure by the Student Loans Company;

xx) A virement of £100,000 from non-voted expenditure by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to Adult Skills and Learner Support;

xxi) A virement of £20,000,000 from the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1) to non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England;

Also within the change to resource DEL, the changes to the Administration budget are (RfR1):

i) A virement of £2,300,000 from programme to administration using the Digital Switchover helpscheme underspend to fund broadband expansion;

The change in the Capital element of the DEL arises from:

RfR1

i) A virement of £10,000,000 from voted expenditure by the London Development Agency to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

ii) A virement of £5,000,000 from voted expenditure of the Strategic Investment Fund to non-voted expenditure of the Technology Strategy Board for Competition IV - Low Carbon vehicle supply chains;

iii) An increase of £32,400,000 in voted receipts from the Department for Transport and an increase in non-voted expenditure by the Regional Development Agencies in respect of regional infrastructure funds;

iv) A virement of £5,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to voted expenditure by British Shipbuilders;

v) A virement of £1,860,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision;

vi) A virement of £13,140,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (RfR3) to non-voted Launch Investment Receipts;

RfR2

i) A Virement of £1,300,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Research Councils to the Research Capital Investment Fund;

RfR3

i) A virement of £15,000 from non-voted to voted capital in relation to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills;

vii) A virement of £14,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to voted expenditure by the Skills Funding Agency;

viii) A virement of £5,000,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to voted expenditure by British Shipbuilders (RfRI);

ix) A virement of £1,860,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to the non-voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (RfR1);

x) A virement of £13,140,000 from non-voted expenditure by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to non-voted Launch Investment Receipts (RfRI).