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Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Volume 523: debated on Monday 14 February 2011

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Department of Energy and Climate Change departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will increase by £154,009,000 from £3,112,598,000 to £3,266,607,000.

Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

£'000ChangeNew DEL

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Total

Resource DEL

47,622

25,395

454,820

835,759

1,290,579

Of which:

Administration Budget

9,855

-

117,939

-

117,939

Capital DEL*

-768

85,000

724,751

1,263,182

1,987,933

Less Depreciation**

-4,529

1,289

-7,516

-4,389

-11,905

Total DEL

42,325

111,684

1,172,055

2,094,552

3,266,607

*Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

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

Resource DEL

The increase in the Resource element of the DEL of £73,017,000 arises from an increase in the voted element of Resource DEL of £47,622,000 and an increase of £25,395,000 in the non-voted element of Resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £47,622,000 increase in the voted element of Resource DEL arises from:

The take up of End Year Flexibility of £43,000,000 for Carbon Capture and Storage FEED (Front End Engineering and Design) costs.

The take up of Administration End Year Flexibility of £9,855,000 for the administration costs of consumer levies.

A transfer to non-voted Resource DEL of £5,223,000.

A transfer to the Northern Ireland Executive of £10,000 for Low Carbon Buildings Programme Barnett consequentials.

Non-voted Resource DEL

The £25,395,000 increase in non-voted Resource DEL arises from:

The take up of End Year Flexibility of £20,000,000 for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

A transfer from voted Resource DEL of £5,223,000.

A transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of £172,000 for the Committee on Climate Change.

Capital DEL

The increase in the Capital element of the DEL of £84,232,000 arises from a decrease in the voted element of Capital DEL of £768,000 and an increase of £85,000,000 in the non-voted element of Capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

The £768,000 decrease in the voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

An increase of £1,000,000 in non-operating appropriations-in-aid for Energy Efficiency Loan repayments formerly scored as Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts.

A transfer from the Ministry of Justice of £337,000 for the repayment of Energy Efficiency Loan paid as Grant to the National Offender Management Service.

A transfer to the Northern Ireland Executive of £105,000 for Low Carbon Buildings Programme Barnett consequentials.

Non-voted Capital DEL

The £85,000,000 increase in the non-voted element of Capital DEL arises from:

The take up of End Year Flexibility of £84,000,000 for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

A decrease of £1,000,000 in Consolidated Fund Extra Receipts for Energy Efficiency Loan repayments, now scored as non-operating appropriations-in-aid.

Administration budget

The increase of £9,855,000 in the Administration Budget arises from:

The take up of End Year Flexibility of £9,855,000 for the administration costs of consumer levies.

Ofgem—Departmental Expenditure Limit (2010-11)

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Office of Gas and Electricity Market's DEL will decrease by £250,000 from £1,351,000 to £1,101,000 and the administration budget will decrease by £250,000 from £1,401,000 to £1,151,000.

ChangeNew DEL

£'000

Voted

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

-250

451

700

1,151

Of which:

Administration budget

-250

451

700

1,151

Capital DEL*

0

950

0

950

Less Depreciation **

0

-1000

0

-1000

Total DEL

-250

401

700

1,101

*Capital DEL includes items treated as Resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

**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 decrease of £250,000 in the Administration Budget within the Resource element of the DEL arises from a switch to Annually Managed Expenditure to cover take-up and utilisation of provisions.

There is no change in the capital element of the DEL.