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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 £103 million on other activities in 2016-17 (Table 8.5).

£62 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 2016-17. At a GB level, £28 million was used for international & GB support services and £17 million for research.

Table 8.5 Other government expenditure on forestry1,2, 2012-13 -2016-17

 

2012-13

2013- 14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

£ million

GB

 

 

 

 

 

 Grants and partnership funding3

83.3

87.2

82.0

57.2

61.6

 Policy, regulation & administration

26.6

11.5

11.9

13.1

12.2

Research - GB funded4

12.7

13.3

12.8

12.7

17.0

International & GB support services4

34.3

36.0

32.5

32.1

28.4

Less recovery of support service
costs from countries

-22.0 -22.4 -20.3 -20.7 -16.1

Total

134.9 125.6 118.9 94.4 103.1

England

         

Grants and partnership funding3

35.8 40.2 37.4 24.8 24.0

Policy, regulation & administration5

2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 2.2

Total

38.2 42.4 39.4 26.6 26.2

Wales

         

Grants and partnership funding3

5.5 .. .. .. 0.0

Policy, regulation & administration5

15.4 .. .. .. 0.0

Total

20.9 .. .. .. 0.0

Scotland

         

Grants and partnership funding3

42.0 47.0 44.6 32.4 37.6

Policy, regulation & administration5

8.8 9.3 9.9 11.3 10.0

Total

50.8 56.3 54.5 43.7 47.6

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. In England authority for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) grant scheme rests with Defra.

4.  The increase in "Research - GB funded" and corresponding decrease in "International & GB support services" from 2015-16 to 2016-17 largely reflect organisational change within the Forestry Commission, with the transfer of some functions into Forest Research in April 2016.

5.  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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