Communities, Social Security and Equalities
|Departmental Expenditure Limit ( DEL)|
|2||Local Governance and Elections||1||-||1||2||(1)|
|-||Social Justice and Regeneration||2||47||-||47||55||(8)|
|114||Central Government Grants to Local Authorities||105||-||105||104||1|
|Annually Managed Expenditure ( AME)|
|251||Capital DEL - Additions||4||219||-||219||248||(29)|
|(21)||Capital DEL - Disposals/Repayments||5||(43)||-||(43)||(10)||(33)|
In addition to direct expenditure, the share of administration costs allocated to the Communities, Social Security and Equalities Portfolio is £26m. This gives a total net expenditure of £10,985m.
Explanation of Major Variances greater than £3m:
Note 1 £8m of additional housing receipts with further
£6m of demand-led activity.
Note 2 £5m following the planned re-profiling of Regeneration Capital Grant Fund expenditure due to timing issues in committing of funding by a number of Local Authorities. Further £2m in European Structural Funds Tackling Poverty Strategic Intervention variance with additional £1m in other minor variances.
Note 3 Fair value adjustments for Housing Shared Equity due to movement in the House Price Index and fair value adjustments on other investments, including charitable bonds.
Note 4 Variance due to the demand-led nature of the housing related schemes. The key area that this relates to is the Infrastructure Loan Fund which is a new scheme for 2016-17. The scheme is dependent upon sites becoming available from local authorities and private developers. The underspend was partially redirected to the Help to Buy and Open Market Shared Equity schemes covering the higher than anticipated demand for these schemes.
Note 5 Housing capital receipts higher than forecast.
Remaining £1m consists of other minor variances across a number of programmes within the portfolio.
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