Forestry Statistics 2009 - Finance & Prices

Other government expenditure on forestry

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In addition to expenditure on public forests, the Forestry Commission spent a total of £91 million on other activities in 2008-09. £33 million of this total was used by the national offices in each country for grants and partnership funding and a further £33 million for policy, regulation & administration. At a GB level, £31 million was used for international & GB support services and £17 million for research.

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2004-05 - 2008-09

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

£ million

GB

 Grants and partnership funding3

44.8

46.0

61.5

71.6

32.9

 Policy, regulation & administration

23.6

28.3

29.2

32.9

33.2

 Research - GB funded

13.2

14.315.1

15.5

16.7

 International & GB support services

28.1

27.9

27.0

28.7

30.8

 Less recovery of support
 service costs from countries

-24.2-23.3-20.2-21.2-22.5

 Total

85.593.2112.7127.591.1

England

 Grants and partnership funding3

20.218.218.327.28.6

 Policy, regulation & administration4

12.712.913.214.815.3

 Total

32.931.131.542.023.9

Wales

 Grants and partnership funding3

6.88.19.211.35.7

 Policy, regulation & administration4

0.84.67.68.58.2

 Total

7.612.616.819.813.9

Scotland

 Grants and partnership funding3

17.919.734.033.118.6

 Policy, regulation & administration4

10.110.98.49.79.7

 Total

27.930.642.442.828.3

Source: Forestry Commission

Notes:

1. Forestry Commission expenditure only. Excludes expenditure incurred by other departments.

2. Excludes miscellaneous income.

3. EU co-financing not subtracted from grant expenditure. In Wales, includes "Objective 1" expenditure, starting in 2003.  In addition, from 1 April 2008 the Forestry Commission ceased to hold delegated authority for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant scheme.  Authority for the RDPE grant scheme now rests with Defra.

4. Country costs for "policy, regulation & administration" include shares of GB support service costs.

5. Figures have been revised from Forestry Statistics 2008 to remove double counting of GB core funding of Forest Research.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009