UK Statistics Authority Contingencies Fund Advance

Cabinet Office written statement – made am ar 7 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

I hereby give notice of the Statistics Board’s intention to seek an advance from the Contingencies Fund totalling £28,500,000 to enable cash expenditure ahead of the passage of the Supply and Appropriation Act.

The cash advance is required to support additional Resource expenditure associated with the Future Population and Migration Statistics Programme, the Public Sector Productivity review, various Budget Cover Transfers and lease payments recognised as non-cash items at Main Estimate.

Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £23,500,000 and additional cash of £5,000,000 will be sought in a Supplementary Estimate for the Statistics Board. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £28,500,000 will be met by repayable cash advances from the Contingencies Fund.

The cash advances will be repaid upon receiving Royal Assent on the Supply and Appropriation Bill.