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Resource DEL

The £131,548,000 increase in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from a decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL of £95,208,000 and an increase of £226,756,000 in the non-voted element of resource DEL.

Voted Resource DEL

The £95,208,000 decrease in the voted element of the resource DEL arises from:

RFR1

RFR2

RFR3

Non-voted resource DEL

The increase in non-voted resource DEL of £226,756,000 arises from:

Capital DEL

There is no increase or decrease in capital DEL, but there are movements between voted and non-voted capital DEL.

Voted Capital DEL

RFR1

RFR2

Non-voted Capital DEL

Administration cost budget

Communities and Local Government

Department Expenditure Limit (2007-08)

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Hazel Blears): Subject to Parliamentary approval of any necessary Supplementary Estimate, the Department for Communities and Local Government's Departmental Expenditure Limits for 2007-08 will change as follows:

(1) The Department for Communities and Local Government's Main Programmes DEL will be decreased by £9,290,000 from £10,374,025,000 to £10,364,735,000 and the administration budget will be increased by £8,377,000 from £296,007,000 to £304,384,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:


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£’000
ChangeNEW DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

-6,131

22,408

4,118,195

218,414

4,336,609

Ofwhich

Administration budget (1)

5,377

304,384

304,384

Near-cash in RDEL

-10,596

24,124

4,065,075

140,493

4,205,568

Capital(2)

-48,964

23,964

2,444,494

3,624,269

6,068,763

Depreciation(3)

-947

380

-29,494

-11,143

-40,637

Total

-56,042

46,752

6,533,195

3,831,540

10,364,735

(1)The total of 'Administration budget' and 'Near-cash in resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping.

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

(3)Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the 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 arises from:

(i) take up of End Year Flexibility of £17,854,000comprising :

Programme Expenditure

Administration costs

(ii) transfer of £190,000 from Fire Publicity (Main DEL - RfRl) to Best value Inspectorate (Local Government DEL - RFR2 ) to cover additional Fire Comprehensive Performance Assessment inspection work on Fire and Rescue Authorities.

(iii) transfer of £200,000 from E-Planning (Main DEL RFR1) to Local Government on Line (Local Government DEL RFR2) to fund the National Process Improvement Project.

(iv) a transfer of £1,187,000 to other Government Departments, comprising:

Programme Expenditure

Administration Costs (Central Department)

(v) an increase in receipts of £27,517,000 offsetting increases in provision comprising £1,900,000 in respect of receivable costs incurred by the Department in the development of the Fire Regional Control Centre buildings; £3,100,000 for the re-charging costs in respect of expenditure incurred by Firelink on behalf of Scotland; £19,113,000 to reflect the new arrangements for management of new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes involving payments via the Regional
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Development Agencies; £300,000 for central administration for the outward costs of Secondees and £3,657,000 for the work being undertaken by the Government Offices on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families offset against a reduction in receipts of £553,000 for the Pan-Government Agreement.

(vi) a net transfer of £22,408,000 from voted to non-voted provision comprising:

From voted to non-voted provision

From non-voted to voted provision

The change in the administration budget arises from a take up of End of Year Flexibility of £8,754,000 (see above section (i)) to cover the work of the Department for Communities and Local Government and staff early exit schemes ; a net transfer from other Government Departments of £377,000 (see above section (iv)).

The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:

(vii) a transfer of £25,000,000 to other Government Departments to reflect Machinery of Government Changes transferring the Northern Way programme to the Department for Enterprise, Business and Regulatory Reform.

(viii). an increase in receipts of £28,554,000 comprising £8,658,000 for Capital Pooled Housing Receipts to reflect revised forecast and £19,896,000 to reflect the new arrangements for management of new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes involving payments via the Regional Development Agencies. Receipts enable provision to be increased elsewhere on the Estimate.


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(ix) Within the capital element of the DEL there is a transfer of £23,964,000 from voted to non voted provision comprising;

From voted to non-voted provision

(2) The Department for Communities and Local Government (Local Government) DEL will be increased by £390,000 from £22,944,116,000 to £22,944,506,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:

£’000
ChangeNEW DEL
VotedNon-votedVotedNon-votedTotal

Resource

288

22,711,299

103,854

22,815,153

Of which

Administration budget(1)

0

0

0

0

0

Near-cash in RDEL

288

22,711,299

103,279

22,814,578

Capital(2)

102

126,353

3,500

129,853

Depreciation(3)

0

0

0

-500

-500

Total

390

22,837,652

106,854

22,944,506

(1)The total of 'Administration budget' and 'Near-cash in resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total resource DEL due to the definitions overlapping.

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

(3)Depreciation, which forms part of resource DEL, is excluded from the total DEL, since capital DEL includes capital spending and to include depreciation of those assets would lead to double counting.


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