Departmental Expenditure Limits

Culture Media and Sport written statement – made on 23rd November 2010.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Subject to parliamentary approval, the Department for Culture Media and Sport's departmental expenditure limit (DEL) will be increased by £39,700,000 from £1,957,263,000 to £1,996,963,000 and the administration budget will increase by £7,200,000 from £44,288,000 to £51,488,000. Within the DEL change the impact on resource and capital are set out in the following table:

Change New DEL £'000
Voted Non-voted Voted Non-voted Total
Resource DEL 4,396 5,244 90,863 1,460,220 1,551,083
Administration budget 7,200 - 51,488 - 51,488
Capital(1) 11,901 18,159 -643,406 1,217,392 573,986
Less Depreciation(2) - - -7,500 -120,606 -128,106
Total 16,297 23,403 -560,043 2,557,006 1,996,963
(1)Capital DEL includes items treated as resource in Estimates and accounts but which are treated as Capital DEL in budgets.

(2)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 the Resource element of the DEL arises from:

Take up of £9,700,000 End Year flexibility comprising: (£4,000,000) UK Film; (£2,000,000) Museums and Galleries; and £3,700,000 Administration budget, and a transfer of £60,000 from Resource to Capital DEL for the Poetry Archive

The administration budget has increased by £7,200,000 from £44,288,000 to £51,488,000. This is as a result of take up of £3,700,000 Administration End Year Flexibility and an agreed transfer of £3,500,000 from programme to administration costs.

The Capital element of the DEL has increased by £30,060,000 as a result of:

The drawdown of £30,000,000 End Year Flexibility (EYF) to meet agreed spending plans and a transfer of £60,000 to Capital from Resource DEL for the Poetry Archive.