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Charity Commission DEL (2009-10)

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

Plans to change the Charity Commission’s departmental expenditure limit (DEL) and administration budget for 2009-10.

Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, the Charity Commission DEL will be increased by £1,615,000 from £30,149,000 to £31,764,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £1,000,000 from £30,219,000 to £31,219,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources is as set out in the following table:

New DEL£’000

Change

Voted

Non-voted

Total

Resource DEL

of which:

Administration budget*

Near cash in DEL

1,000

1,000

1,000

31,219

31,219

30,119

0

0

31,219

31,219

30,119

Capital

615

1,315

0

1,315

Depreciation**

0

-770

0

-770

Total

1,615

31,764

0

31,764

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

**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 Resource DEL arises from:

changes in operating Appropriations in Aid of £1,000,000 funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the continuation of the International Outreach project. This increase is fully offset by changes in spending and does not impact on the Commission's Departmental Expenditure Limit; and

the utilisation of £1,000,000 of the Commission's Resource EYF.

The change in the Capital DEL reflects the utilisation of £615,000 of the Commission’s Capital EYF.

The funds from Resource EYF and Capital EYF will be used to rationalise our estate (the London, Liverpool and Taunton offices) and to implement a file storage system. These investment programmes will generate future cost savings.