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The Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

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Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Restated
2015-16
Outturn
£m
Programme Variance
Note
Gross
Expenditure
£m
Income
Applied
£m
Outturn
£m
Budget
£m
Variance
£m
Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL)
63 Research, Analysis and Other Services 63 1 62 64 (2)
55 Marine 1 60 7 53 57 (4)
129 Environmental Services 2 127 - 127 142 (15)
15 Climate Change & Land Managers Renewables Fund 15 - 15 15 -
(97) Scottish Water 2 97 (95) (95) -
165 Total DEL 267 105 162 183 (21)
165 Total Resources 267 105 162 183 (21)
53 Capital DEL - Voted Loans 3 39 - 39 39 -
1 Capital DEL - Additions 2 - 2 1 1
54 Total Capital 41 - 41 40 1
219 Total Outturn 308 105 203 223 (20)

In addition to direct expenditure, the share of administration costs allocated to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Portfolio is £5m. This gives a total net expenditure of £208m.

Explanation of Major Variances greater than £3m:

Note 1 Variance due to lower than anticipated staff and administration costs, grant funding for the Coastal Communities Fund and depreciation of the Ellis Building.
Note 2 £6m as a result of lower than anticipated grant awards from demand-led Scottish Land Fund. Further £4m following the revised timetable for uptake of Zero Waste grants and projects. Additional £2m through lower than anticipated Scottish Environmental Protection Agency working capital requirement with £3m in other minor variances.
Note 3 Voted Loans to Scottish Water are budgeted for on a net expenditure basis so that advances of £343m are shown net of repayments of £304m.

Remaining £1m consists of other minor variances across a number of programmes within the portfolio.