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The net increase in resource DEL of £73,000 is the net effect of the following:a transfer to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills of £17,000 administration costs as a contribution towards the costs of the Skills Strategy; and transfers from the Departments of Health and Culture, Media and Sport of £45,000 near cash administration costs each to the Office of Government Commerce towards the costs of the Centre of Expertise in Sustainable Procurement.
The net increase in the administration costs budget is £118,000 comprising the administration costs changes mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, plus the reclassification of a programme costs transfer from the UK Statistics Authority received in the winter Supplementary Estimates round to administration costs of £45,000.
There is a reduction in non voted Resource DEL due to the draw down of Departmental Unallocated Provision (DUP) comprising £4,313,000 administration costs and £2,000,000 programme costs to offset increased voted spending. There is also a reduction in non-voted capital DEL due to the draw down of DUP of £700,000.
The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My honourable friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Ian Pearson) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of any necessary supplementary estimate, National Savings and Investments DEL will be increased by £18,900,000 to £183,547,000. Within DEL change, the impact on resources and capital are set out in the following table:
The change in the resource element of DEL arises from:a drawdown of E 6,900,000 from the Modernisation Fund for the upgrade of NS&I's core IT infrastructure;the take up of DEL End Year Flexibility (EYF) of £12,000,000 (near cash) to cover payments related to increased sales volumes; andthe change in the administration budget arises from the Modernisation Fund draw down.
The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My right honourable friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Stephen Timms) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of the supplementary estimate, the HM Revenue & Customs total DEL will be increased by £75,248,000 from
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The change in the resource element of DEL arises from:modernisation Fund drawdown of £62,500,000 administration near cash costs to modernise and transform HMRC; andnear cash administration costs transfer of £252,000, to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to fund the Skills Strategy for Government.
The change in the administration budget arises from the changes detailed in the resource element above.
The change in the capital element of DEL arises from:capital take up from the Modernisation Fund of £13,000,000 for various programmes supporting the modernisation of the Department; andtake up of Departmental Unallocated Provision of £3,648,000 to facilitate improvements to key operational activities (this is DEL neutral).
The Financial Services Secretary to the Treasury (Lord Myners): My right honourable friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Yvette Cooper) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.
Legislation governing public service pensions requires them to be increased annually by the same percentage as additional pensions (state earnings related pension and state second pension). Public service pensions will therefore be increased from 6 April 2009 in line with the annual increase in the retail prices index up to September 2008, except for those public service pensions which have been in payment for less than a year, which will receive a pro-rata increase.
The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon): My right honourable friend the Minister for Women and Equality (Harriet Harman) has made the following Statement.
Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary supplementary estimate, the Government Equalities Office Departmental Expenditure Limit will increase by £1,000 from £83,602,000 to £83,603,000 and the administration budget will increase by £4,001,000 from £4,085,000 to £8,086,000.
Within the Departmental Expenditure Limit change, the impact on resource and capital is as set out in the following table:
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Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit
The change in the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit arises from a token increase to the administration forecast, where a Department's expenditure within the Estimate is wholly offset by income, so that a token amount of £1,000 is voted.
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