Forestry Statistics 2012 - Finance & Prices

Other government expenditure on forestry

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Table 8.5 provides information on other expenditure (excluding public forests) by the Forestry Commission, it includes expenditure by National Offices in England, Wales and Scotland as well as expenditure on GB level functions. Expenditure on land that is owned or managed by the Forestry Commission is covered in Table 8.4.

In addition to expenditure on public forests, the Forestry Commission spent a total of £134 million on other activities in 2011-12, an increase of over £20 million (19%) from the previous year.

£82 million was used by the national offices in each country for grants and partnership funding (an increase of 26% on the 2010-11 total) and a further £27 million for policy, regulation & administration (a 24% rise). At a GB level, £34 million was used for international & GB support services (up 2%) and £15 million for research (down 7%).

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2007-08 - 2011-12

 

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11 

2011-12

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 Grants and partnership funding3

71.6

31.8

44.0

65.4 

82.3

 Policy, regulation & administration

32.9

32.8

30.3

21.8 

 27.1

 Research - GB funded

15.5 16.7

15.0

16.4 

15.2

 International & GB support services

28.7

30.8

31.9

33.0 

33.6

 Less recovery of support service
costs from countries

-21.2 -22.5 -24.0 -24.1 -23.9

 Total

127.5 89.6 97.2  112.5  134.3

England

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

27.2 8.6 17.8 26.7  32.6

 Policy, regulation & administration4

14.8 15.3 9.4 2.1  1.9

 Total

42.0 23.9 27.1  28.8  34.5

Wales

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

11.3 4.6 4.9 4.5  4.9

 Policy, regulation & administration4

8.5 7.8 11.2 9.6  14.7

 Total

19.8 12.4 16.1  14.1  19.6

Scotland

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

33.1 18.6 21.3 34.2  44.8

 Policy, regulation & administration4

9.7 9.7 9.8 10.2  10.5

 Total

42.8 28.3 31.0  44.3 55.3

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.

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