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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 £119 million on other activities in 2014-15.

£82 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 in 2014-15. At a GB level, £33 million was used for international & GB support services and £13 million for research.

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2010-11 - 2014-15

 

2010-11 

 2011-12

 2012- 13

 2013-14

2014-15

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 Grants and partnership funding3

65.4

82.3

83.3

87.2

82.0

 Policy, regulation & administration

21.8

 25.7

 26.6

 11.5

 11.9

 Research - GB funded

16.4

 15.2

 12.7

 13.3

 12.8

 International & GB support services

33.0

 33.6

 34.3

 36.0

 32.5

 Less recovery of support service
costs from countries

-24.1 -23.9 -22.0 -22.4  -20.3

 Total

 112.5  132.9 134.9  125.6  118.9

England

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

26.7 32.6 35.8 40.2  37.4

 Policy, regulation & administration4

2.1 1.9 2.4 2.2  2.0

 Total

 28.8  34.5 38.2  42.4  39.4

Wales

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

4.5 4.9 5.5 ..  ..

 Policy, regulation & administration4

9.6 14.7 15.4 ..  ..

 Total

 14.1  19.6 20.9  ..  ..

Scotland

         

 Grants and partnership funding3

34.2 44.8 42.0 47.0 44.6

 Policy, regulation & administration4

10.2 9.1 8.8 9.3  9.9

 Total

 44.3  53.9 50.8  56.3  54.5

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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