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Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Department for Work and Pensions Resource departmental expenditure limit will increase by £276,605,000 to £9,006,823,000 and the capital departmental expenditure limit will increase by £81,565,000 to £324,617,000. The administration budget will decrease by £233,105,000 to £5,843,600,000.

Change £kNew Departmental Expenditure Limit £K

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource

1,113,922

-837,317

276,605

6,713,147

2,293,676

9,006,823

of which:

Administration

560,895

-794,000

-233,105

5,104,451

739,149

5,843,600

Near-cash

1,113,891

-837,286

276,605

6,455,236

2,292,873

8,748,109

Capital

120,955

-39,390

81,565

312,179

12,438

324,617

Depreciation*

31

-31

0

254,911

803

255,714

Total DEL

1,234,846

-876,676

358,170

6,770,415

2,305,311

9,075,726

*Depreciation, which forms part of resource Departmental Expenditure Limit, is excluded from the total Departmental Expenditure Limit since the capital Departmental Expenditure Limit includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the resource element of the departmental expenditure limit arises from:

Request for Resources 1

i. A decrease in resource of £5,000,000 (administration) offset by an increase in Capital.

Request for Resources 2

ii. A reserve claim of £74,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure incurred on measures set out in the 2008 Pre Budget Report.

iii. A reserve claim of £14,349,000 (£6,069,000 administration and £8,280,000 Other Current) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures,

iv. A reserve claim of £19,000,000 (Administration) from the Department’s Modernisation Fund.

v. £2,100,000 (administration) received from the Department for Communities and

Local Government to reflect a reduction in European Social Fund programme activity by the Government Office Network.

Request for Resources 3

vi. A reserve claim of £6,000,000 (administration) from the Department’s Modernisation Fund.

vii. A reserve claim of £7,602,000 (administration) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

viii. A reserve claim of £1,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure incurred on measures focussing on delivering savings through reduced overpayments within Disability Living Allowance claims as set out in the Pre Budget Report 2009.

Request for Resources 5

ix. A reserve claim of £58,000,000 (administration) from the Department’s Modernisation Fund.

x. A reserve claim of £3,749,000 (administration) to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

xi. A reserve claim of £99,000,000 (Other Current) to support expenditure on Staff Exits.

xii. An increase in resource of £5,000,000 (administration) offset by a decrease in Capital.

Movements between Voted and Non-Voted Budgets

xiii. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of, for RfR2 £591,600,000 (£303,670,000 administration and £287,930,000 Other Current) and for RfR5 £78,000 (administration) resulting from accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the 2009 Budget.

xiv. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of £85,805,000 (£46,305,000 Administration and £39,500,000 Other Current) as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the Welfare Reform White Paper.

xv. A decrease in non-voted funding of £3,687,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £3,687,000 relating to decreased expenditure by Working Ventures (UK) Limited.

xvi. A decrease in non-voted funding of £67,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £67,000 relating to decreased expenditure by the Independent Living Fund.

xvii. An increase in non-voted funding of £739,000 offset by a decrease in voted funding of £739,000 relating to increase expenditure by the Financial Assistance Scheme.

xviii. A decrease in non-voted funding of £1,730,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £1,730,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Pensions Regulator.

xix. A decrease in non-voted funding of £38,521,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £38,521,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.

xx. A decrease in non-voted funding of £51,000 offset by an increase in voted funding of £51,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.

xxi. An increase in voted funding offset by a decrease in non-voted funding of £30,400,000 (administration) as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were not allocated to a specific work programme at the time of the SR07 Settlement.

Capital Departmental Expenditure Limit

The change in the capital element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit arises from:

Request for Resources 1

xxii. An increase in Capital of £5,000,000 offset by a decrease in Resource.

Request for Resources 2

xxiii. A reserve claim of £3,300,000 to support expenditure on Spend to Save measures.

Request for Resources 5

xxiv. A reserve claim of £72,000,000 from the Department's Modernisation Fund.

xxv. A decrease in Capital of £5,000,000 offset by an increase in Resource.

xxvi. A budget transfer of £1,470,000 to the Department for Communities and Local Government in respect of the Government Connect Project.

xxvii. A budget transfer of £460,000 to the Department for Education in respect of the Government Connect Project.

Movements between Voted and Non-Voted Budgets

xxviii. An increase in voted capital funding of £8,195,000 offset by a decrease in non-voted resource funding of £8,195,000 as a result of accessing funds held in the Departmental Unallocated Provision which were provided in the Welfare Reform White Paper.

xxix. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £9,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £9,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Pensions Regulator.

xxxi. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £39,181,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £39,181,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Personal Accounts Delivery Authority.

xxxi. A decrease in non-voted capital funding of £200,000 offset by an increase in voted capital funding of £200,000 relating to decreased expenditure by The Office of the Pensions Ombudsman.

Administration Costs

The movement in the Administration Cost limit arises from the changes to the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit as noted in items i, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, ix, x, xii, xiii, xiv, xxi, and xxviii above.