Rural Economy and Connectivity
|Departmental Expenditure Limit ( DEL)|
|136||EU Support and Related Services||1||693||533||160||163||(3)|
|65||Highlands and Islands Enterprise||62||-||62||64||(2)|
|252||Concessionary Fares and Bus Services||3||250||-||250||261||(11)|
|78||Other Transport Policy, Projects and Agency Administration||4||105||-||105||110||(5)|
|265||Motorways and Trunk Roads||5||285||1||284||289||(5)|
|30||Central Government Grants to Local Authorities||22||-||22||22||-|
|Annually Managed Expenditure ( AME)|
|(2)||EU Support and Related Services||9||6||-||6||-||6|
|(1)||Provision for Road Improvement||-||-||-||2||(2)|
|-||Animal License Fees||-||-||-||-||-|
|80||Motorways and Trunk Roads PPP/ PFI||10||73||-||73||87||(14)|
|80||Total Other Expenditure||73||-||73||87||(14)|
|596||Capital DEL - Additions||11||880||-||880||610||270|
|(6)||Capital DEL - Disposals/Repayments||11||(245)||-||(245)||(5)||(240)|
|(2)||Capital AME - Additions||2||-||2||-||2|
|99||Capital ODEL - Additions||157||-||157||157||-|
In addition to direct expenditure, the share of administration costs allocated to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Portfolio is £18m. This gives a total net expenditure of £2,853m.
Explanation of Major Variances greater than £3m:
Note 1 £3m as a result of lower than anticipated uptake on demand-led services.
Note 2 £2m in exchange rate gain in respect of EU CAP payments loan scheme. Further £2m in respect of additional EU support for floodbank restoration with additional £3m in other minor variances.
Note 3 £13m of lower than anticipated expenditure partially offset by £4m of additional expenditure on demand-led bus service operator grants due to increased distance travelled and increased number of low carbon buses qualifying for higher rate. Further variance of £2m following the reprofiling of Integrated Travel In Scotland set up expenditure and the reduction in Electronic Ticket Machine upgrade costs.
Note 4 Variance reflects the final level of allocation to support the Green Bus Fund and emerging savings on a number of projects including research and procurement.
Note 5 Variance is due to the reclassification of Network Strengthening expenditure.
Note 6 The variance reflects in-year additional expenditure of £4m in Pension Fund contributions in line with the recovery plan to address the deficit on the Calmac Pension Fund, £9m in contractual variations reflecting timetable and demand-led changes, Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service contract variations and £2m due to fuel price increases. Further additional expenditure of £1m on Colintraive/Rhubodach project brought forward to commence in 2016-17, £1m on additional support to Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd in respect of the Brodick Harbour project and £1m on other minor projects.
Note 7 A one-off receipt of £6m for a legal settlement at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited ( HIAL), partially off-set by £2m of additional expenditure on Lifeline Air Services arising from Public Service Obligation contracts.
Note 8 £2m savings in Connectivity Resource expenditure with additional £2m in other minor variances.
Note 9 Higher than anticipated Agriculture and Rural Economy provisions and asset impairments.
Note 10 £6m reduction in M8 Unitary charges and £8m reduction in M6 (M74) Unitary charges due to traffic and work plan.
Note 11 "Net variance of £30m, comprising:
£77m of increased funding support for CAP farmers' loans due to be repaid in 2017-18, partially offset by £3m underspend as a result of programme reprofiling for CAP Futures.
£44m variance in Transport Scotland made up of £42m of savings on the Forth Replacement Crossing (£8 million of savings will flow to 2017-18, reflecting a change in the timing of the drawdown of the remaining risk provision rather than any movement in the physical works), £6m saving due to in-year change in the loan payment profile for two 100m ferries and £16m transferred to another budget category partially offset by additional contractual payments for M8/73/74 project (£11m) and changes to the accounting treatment for contractual payments (£13m) and further variances in other areas of £7m including £3m on A9 Kincraig to Dalraddy, £2m on A82 Pulpit Rock and £1m on Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route."
Remaining £5m consists of other minor variances across a number of programmes within the portfolio.
Enail: Alison Douglas, email@example.com
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
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