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Government Actuary's Department: Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Government Actuary’s Department total DEL will be increased by £387,000 from £299,000 to £686,000. Within the total DEL change the impact on resources and capital is set out in the following table:

£000s

Change

New DEL

Voted

Non-voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

127

95

554

101

655

Of which:

Administration budget

127

95

554

101

655

Capital DEL

72

-

284

-

284

Less Depreciation*

93

-

-253

-

-253

Total DEL

292

95

585

101

686

*Depreciation which forms part of Resource DEL, is excluded from 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 DEL arises from:

An increase in administration expenditure of £2,846,000 from £12,619,000 to £15,465,000

An increase in appropriations in aid provision of £2,719,000 from £12,192,000 to £14,911,000. Due to a policy decision GAD will be unable to generate sufficient income to remain within the net resource limit and a reserve claim of £300,000 to meet this shortfall is included which will be deducted from next year’s DEL total.

An increase in non-voted DEL of £95,000 from £6,000 to £101,000 to cover the cash effect of payments made against two provisions for ongoing early retirement and injury benefit costs under the civil service injury benefit scheme.

The change in the capital element of DEL arises from a budget switch of £72,000 from non-staff resource DEL expenditure.