Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Welsh Assembly Government’s total departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £108,565,000 from £15,178,509,000 to £15,287,074,000.
Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:
The change in the resource DEL element arises from:
The take up of DEL end-year flexibility (EYF) of £102,547,000;
A transfer of £208,000 from the Ministry of Justice in respect of health care at Cardiff Prison;
A reduction of £113,541,000 which represents WAG’s share of the £6 billion cuts announced in May 2010;
A reduction of £5,850,000 following a transfer of provision to capital DEL;
A reduction of £6,161,000 in respect of rate relief; and
A claim on the reserve of £50,000,000 in respect of impairments within the student loans ring fence.
The change in the capital DEL element arises from:
The take up of DEL end-year flexibility (EYF) of £124,519,000;
A reduction of £49,007,000 which represents WAG’s share of the £6 billion cuts announced in May 2010; and
An increase of £5,850,000 following a transfer of provision from resource DEL.
As a result of these changes, the grant paid by the Wales Office to the Welsh Consolidated Fund increases by £141,066,000 from £13,314,503,000 to £13,455,569,000.
In addition the Wales Office budget will increase by £1,936,000 as a result of:
The take up of £1,300,000 resource DEL EYF; and
A switch of £636,000 from capital DEL to resource DEL.
Wales Office spending is contained within single Ministry of Justice departmental expenditure limit and administration costs limit.