Select Committee on Treasury Minutes of Evidence


APPENDIX I

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY—SPRING SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE

Part 1


RfR1: Administration costs£78,450,000
RfR3: Non Contributory Benefits £8,471,000
Total Additional Net Resource Requirement      £86,921,000
Additional Net Cash Required £71,695,000

  SUPPLEMENTARY amounts required in the year ending 31 March 1999 for expenditure by the Department of Social Security on:

  RfRI: Administration costs: The administrative costs of the DSS, made up of the Core Department, Executive Agencies and Independent Statutory Bodies; grants to Motability towards their administrative costs; subsidies to housing, billing, levying and local authorities and New Town local authorities towards the costs incurred in administering the housing benefit and/or council tax benefit schemes; payments in respect of anti-fraud and similar administrative measures; the payment of resettlement grants; payments made to the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority; and associated non-cash costs.

  RfR2: Welfare to Work: Welfare to Work measures, and the administrative and additional programme costs arising from these measures; including associated non-cash costs.

  RfR3: Non Contributory Benefits: Non-Contributory retirement pensions, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners; pensions and other payments/allowances for disablement or death arising out of war, or service in the armed forces after 2 September 1939; attendance allowances; invalid care allowance; severe disablement allowance; disability living allowance; disability working allowance; pensions, gratuitities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; income support; payments of spousal and child maintenance; child benefit; one parent benefit; family credit; vaccine damage payment scheme; earnings top up pilot; jobseekers allowance (contribution based); jobseekers allowance (income based); back to work bonus; compensation payments to the National Insurance Fund in respect of statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay, regulated payments made from the Social Fund; and associated non cash costs.

  RfR4: Grants and Other Expenditure: Rent rebate, rent allowance, council tax benefit, community charge benefit, community charge rebate and rent rebate subsidies to local authorities; payments to providers and private sector landlords of existing supported accommodation, grants to Independent Living; Motability; and the British Limbless ex-Servicemen's Association; and associated non-cash costs.

Part II: Changes Proposed


Resources
Present
Net
Provision
£000
Change in
Gross
Provision
£000
Change in
AinA
£000
Change in
Net
Provision
£000
New net
Provision
£000

RFR1 A:Administration
134,811
575
16,580
17,155
118,806
RFR1 B:Information Technology Services Agency-P&SP
-4,542
6,025
0
6,025
1,483
RFR1 D: Benefits Agency
1,806,870
240,847
152,417
88,430
1,895,300
Total RfR1:
247,447
168,997
78,450
RFR3 B:War Pensions
1,398,390
500
0
500
1,398,890
RFR3 C:Disability Benefits
10,677,751
-1,523
-1,523
-3,046
10,677,751
RFR3 D:Industrial Injury Benefits
792,663
-967
-967
-1,934
792,663
RFR3 E:Income Support for the Elderly
3,798,423
-9,120
-1,120
-8,000
3,790,423
RFR3 I:Income Support (under 60 years of age)
9,160,516
-57,529
-65,530
-123,059
9,168,517
RFR3 J:Jobseeker's Allowance (income based)
3,148,258
8,169
199
8,368
3,156,228
Total RfR3:
-60,470
-68,941
8,471
Total Changes to RFRs
186,977
100,056
86,921

Capital and Cash
Present
Provision
Change in
Provision
New
Provision

Total Capital expenditure
52,909
-6,756
46,153
Non-Operating AinA
252,461
0
252,461
Net cash required
50,479,528
71,695
50,551,223




 
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