The budget for the EOC for 2006–07 has not yet been finalised. The budgets for EOC, as with all programmes, have not yet been agreed. It is currently expected that some additional one-off funding baseline will again be given.
An indicative resource budget for 2006–07 was given to the EOC in February 2005. Over recent weeks there have been further discussions with the EOC around agreeing their resource budget for the coming year but it has not been possible to issue formal allocation letters before finalisation of the overall DTI budget for the year.
All DTI budgets are currently being finalised in a very touch public expenditure climate.