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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 (until 2012-13) 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 £126 million on other activities in 2013-14.

£87 million was used by the national offices in England and Scotland for grants and partnership funding and a further £12 million for policy, regulation & administration. At a GB level, £36 million was used for international & GB support services and £13 million for research.

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2009-10 - 2013-14

 

2009-10

2010-11 

 2011-12

 2012- 13

2013-14

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 Grants and partnership funding3

44.0

65.4

82.3

83.3

87.2

 Policy, regulation & administration

30.3

21.8

 25.7

 26.6

 11.5

 Research - GB funded

15.0

16.4

 15.2

 12.7

13.3

 International & GB support services

31.9

33.0

 33.6

 34.3

36.0

 Less recovery of support service
costs from countries

-24.0 -24.1 -23.9 -22.0 -22.4

 Total

97.2  112.5  132.9 134.9  125.6

England

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

17.8 26.7 32.6 35.8  40.2

 Policy, regulation & administration4

9.4 2.1 1.9 2.4  2.2

 Total

27.1  28.8  34.5 38.2  42.4

Wales

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

4.9 4.5 4.9 5.5  ..

 Policy, regulation & administration4

11.2 9.6 14.7 15.4  ..

 Total

16.1  14.1  19.6 20.9  ..

Scotland

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

21.3 34.2 44.8 42.0  47.0

 Policy, regulation & administration4

9.8 10.2 9.1 8.8  9.3

 Total

31.0  44.3  53.9 50.8 56.3

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.

..  Denotes data not available; responsibility for forestry in Wales transferred to Natural Resources Wales on 1 April 2013.

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