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A transfer to Department for Work and Pensions of £4,000,000 administration for the lease settlement for Caxton House.
Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills
Following the machinery of Government changes a transfer of £485,000 from the Ministry of Justice for the inspection of the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service.
A movement of £8,051,000 from non-voted unallocated provision for implementation of the Childcare Act 2006 and the requirements of the better regulation executive.
A movement of £8,051,000 to voted provision for implementation of the Childcare Act 2006 and the requirements of the better regulation executive.
Following the machinery of government changes a transfer of £485,000 from the Ministry of Justice for the inspection of the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service.
The Minister for Local Government (John Healey): My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs and I are today publishing the Governments response to the consultation paper: Prosperous Places: Taking Forward the Review of Sub-National Economic Development and Regeneration.
The consultation paper proposed action on a number of conclusions set out in the review of sub-national economic development and regeneration that I announced to the House on 17 July 2007.
The Governments response today confirms plans for more effective economic decision making and planning in Englands regions and localities. We believe that these reforms will put in place a legal and policy framework which will assist regions, sub-regions and local areas in responding to current economic difficulties, preparing for the upturn and strengthening jobs and business growth in all areas in the longer-term.
The Government response is now available in the Libraries of both Houses and can also be accessed online at: www.communities.gov.uk/publications/ citiesandregions/govresponseprosperousplaces
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 Governments Departmental Expenditure Limits for 2008-09 will change as follows:
(1) The Department for Communities and Local Governments Main Programmes DEL will be increased by £248,654,000 from £11,250,662,000 to £11,499,316,000 and the administration budget will also be increased by £9,428,000 from £280,261,000 to £289,689,000. Within the DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are as set out in the following table:
|(1)The total of 'Administration budget' and 'Near cash in Resource DEL' figures may well be greater than total Resource DEL, due to 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 £8,644,000 for Central Administration costs to cover early exit, audit and restructuring costs;
(ii) a draw down of £30,627,000 from HM Treasury for the Restoration Fund for flood recovery. This is part of the European funding paid to the UK Exchequer
following the flooding in 2007 and has been made available to this Department to distribute to English local authorities;
(iii) a draw down of £9,800,000 from HM Treasury to non voted Homes and Communities Agency to ensure budget neutrality over the Comprehensive Spending Review years in the transition to the new Agency.
(iv) a net transfer of £996,000 from Request for Resources 1 (Main DEL) to Request for Resources 2 (Local Government DEL) comprising ;
To Local Government DEL from Main DEL
a) £1,000,000 to Best Value Inspection (Local Government DEL) from Fire and Rescue Services Improvement programme (Main DEL) to support Audit Commission Comprehensive Performance Assessment inspection work on Fire and Rescue Authorities;
b) £125,000 to Local Government on Line (Local Government DEL) from E-Planning (Main DEL) to cover the costs of the National Process Improvement Project as part of the Transformational Planning Project.
From Local Government DEL to Main DEL
c) £129,000 within Research from Local Government DEL to Main DEL as a contribution to a new strategic research budget.
(v) a net transfer of £764,000 from other government departments, comprising:
To other Government Departments
(a) £500,000 to the Office for National Statistics from Safer and Stronger Communities and New Ventures Fund as a contribution to improving Migration Statistics work;
Administration Costs (Central Department)
(b) £45,000 to HM Treasury and the Office of Government Commerce for sustainable procurement;
Administration Costs (Government Offices)
(c) £36,000 to the Department for Transport for traffic signage in respect of the Road and Vehicle Safety Standards programme.
From Other government Departments
Administration Costs (Central Department)
(d) £620,000 from the Cabinet Office for the work of Parliamentary Counsel;
Administration Costs (Government Offices)
(e) £725,000 from the Cabinet Office for work by the Government Offices for the Office of the Third Sector.
(vi) a net increase in receipts of £31,392,000 offsetting increases in provision of £21,830,000 for work undertaken by Government Offices for sponsor Departments which has to be invoiced, £410,000 for Homelessness and Housing Reform, £11,010,000 for the Planning Inspectorate; £1,000,000 for Communities Empowerment, £1,097,000 for the Fire and Rescue Services Improvement programme (comprising £386,000 in respect of interest payments from the Fire Service College, £270,000 to cover receipts from agent selling Green Goddesses and £441,000 for medical appeals), £2,800,000 for the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and £1,000,000 for non voted English Partnerships from claw back of Derelict Land Grant and a decrease
in provision of £7,755,000 for Central Administration to reflect changes in income following the surrender of the lease for Ashdown House.
(vii) a net transfer of £58,766,000 from voted to non voted provision comprising:
From voted to non-voted provision
(a) £4,625,000 to non-voted West Northants Urban Development Corporation comprising £4,460,000 from Growth Areas New Growth Points to meet costs identified in their Corporate Plan and £165,000 from Planning Inspectorate to cover depreciation charges on work undertaken within the Growth Areas remit;
(b) £33,088,000 to non-voted Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) comprising £20,537,000 from various voted programmes to reflect the financial implications of the establishment of the HCA on 1 December, and the wind up of the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships; and £12,551,000 (non-cash) from Central Administration to non voted English Partnerships to cover the increased cost of capital charges resulting from a revaluation of assets associated with the establishment of the Homes and Communities Agency:
(c) £7,700,000 from voted provision for the Homes and Communities Agency comprising £3,700,000 to non voted Housing Corporation and £4,000,000 to non voted English Partnerships for reimbursement of transition costs;
(d) £3,000,000 from Implementing Planning Reform comprising £2,500,000 to non-voted English Partnerships to fund their hosted ATLAS programme and £500,000 to non-voted Housing Corporation to fund extra work undertaken with regard to set up of the Homes and Communities Agency;
(e) £4,353,000 from Fire and Rescue Services Improvement programme to non-voted FireBuy to cover their cash flow and the Integrated Clothing Project litigation costs;
(f) £800,000 within Growth Areas from voted to non- voted to cover the Department's contribution towards the running costs of the Milton Keynes Partnerships project;
(g) £15,000,000 within Thames Gateway from Direct Funding to non-voted programmes comprising
£6,215,000 for London Urban Development Corporation (UDC) and £6,285,000 for Thurrock Urban Development Corporation for delivering Thames Gateway projects; and
£1,300,000 for London UDC and £1,200,000 for South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA) for resource non cash costs incurred as a result of recent decisions on the allocation of budgets under the programme,
(h) £1,500,000 from Community Empowerment to non voted Community Development Foundation in line with funding decisions taken in the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007;
(i) £9,000,000 from Implementing European Energy Performance of Building Directives (EPBD) programme to non voted Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP). This transfer reduces voted EPBD DEL cover to reflect the movement of activity from EPBD to Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS) in Annually
Managed Expenditure It replenishes DUP from which a transfer to HRAS was made after the Main Estimate went to press.
From non-voted to voted provision
(j) £20,300,000 from non-voted New Burdens on Local Authorities programme comprising:
a. £12,650,000 to Area Based Grants including £7,650,000 for the costs estimated in an Impact Assessment associated with local planning authorities implementing new national planning policy on climate change; and £5,000,000 for compliance with the Habitats Directive following a court case in the European Court of Justice in 2005;
b. £1,350,000 to Regional Assemblies to fund estimated costs to regional planning bodies associated with implementing the Climate Change Planning Policy Statement;
c. £6,300,000 to voted provision for the Homes and Communities Agency to cover a pension deficit in respect of Housing Corporation staff.
The change in the administration budget arises from:
a take up of End of Year Flexibility of £8,644,000 (see above section (i)) to cover the work of the central Department ; a net transfer from other Government Departments of £1,264,000 (see above section (v)) and a transfer of £480,000 to programme expenditure for the Crown Premises Inspection Group.
The change in the capital element of the DEL arises from:
(viii) an increase of £200,000,000 to give effect to the package of housing measures announced on 2 September 2008. This brings forward from 2010-11 budgets £100,000,000 spend for social rented housing, £50,000,000 for Mortgage Rescue and £50,000,000 from Regional Development Agency budgets to support HomeBuy Direct.
(ix) an increase in receipts of £1,469,000 offsetting increases in provision of £821,000 for Fire and Rescue Services Improvement programme comprising £790,000 for the disposal of the Green Goddesses and £31,000 for Fire Service College capital loan repayments and £648,000 for Growth Areas due to project slippage.
(x) Within the capital element of the DEL there is a net transfer of £355,641,000 from voted to non-voted provision comprising ;
From voted to non-voted provision
(a) £16,759,000 from Growth Areas New Growth Points to non-voted West Northants Urban Development Corporation to cover their programme capital budget as agreed in their Corporate Plan;
(b) £73,700,000 within Thames Gateway from Direct funding to non-voted programmes for delivering Thames Gateway projects. This comprises £3,700,000 for South East of England Development Agency (SEEDA); £30,000,000 for Thurrock Urban Development Corporation and £40,000,000 for London Urban Development Corporation.
(c) £266,682,000 from various voted programmes to non voted Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to reflect the financial implications of the establishment of the HCA on 1 December, and the wind up of the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships;
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