Cabinet Office Consolidated Fund Standing Service

Cabinet Office written statement – made on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The UK General Election took place on 8 June 2017, resulting in an increase in non-voted programme Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit of £140,850,000.

This ​forecast covers England, Scotland and Wales and comprises:

£98,310,000

to cover fees and expenses incurred by Returning Officers in running the poll

£42,540,000

to cover primarily the delivery of elections addresses at public expense by the Universal Service Provider (Royal Mail) in accordance with legislation

The additional non-voted resources of ​£140,850,000 will be shown in Cabinet Office’s Supplementary Estimate 2017-18.

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Change

New Total

Voted

Non-Voted

Voted

Non-Voted

Resource DEL

-

140,850,000

353,520,000

148,227,000

Of which:

Administration budget

-

-

160,939,000

-

Depreciation

-

-

35,000,000

-

Capital DEL

-

-

97,010,000

-

Having drawn down £140,850,000, the Cabinet Office will transfer £14,359,330 at Supplementary Estimate 2017-18 to the Scotland Office to cover forecast election expenses in Scotland.