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Charity Commission: DEL

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Statement

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (Kevin Brennan) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

Plans to change the Charity Commission's Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) and administration budget for 2008-09.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Charity Commission total DEL will be increased by £1,850,000 from £30,852,000 to £32,702,000. Within the total DEL change, the impact on resources and capital is as set out in the following table:

Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Budget

Change

New DEL

£'000

Voted

Non-voted

Non-voted

Voted

Total

Resource DEL

1,450

0

32,422

0

32,422

Of which: *

Administration budget

1,450

0

32,422

0

32,422

Near cash in RDEL

1,450

0

31,272

0

31,272

Capital DEL **

400

0

1,100

0

1,100

Depreciation ***

-

0

-820

0

-820

Total

1,850

0

32,702

0

32,702

* The total of 'Administration budget' and ‘Near cash in Resource DEL' may be greater than total resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping.

** 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 change in the resource element of the DEL and in the administration budget arises from the takeup of the remaining £400,000 from the Modernisation Fund (out of a total £3 million agreed in the CSR 07 settlement) and the utilisation of £1,050,000 of the Commission's Resource EYF.

The change in the capital element of the DEL reflects the utilisation of £400,000 of the Commission's capital EYF.

All of these funds will be used to pay for the costs of making ready the Commission's new accommodation at Fox Court in London. The Commission is due to leave its current London accommodation in June 2009.