Current costs of the Commission
1997/8 outturn in £k 1998/9 estimated outturn in £k 1999/0 planned outturn in £k Memberís fees 40 51 51 staff costs 425 441 385 travel and subsistence 47 58 57 consultancies 107 24 85 rent 50 65 88 rates 23 17 33 other office costs 81 122 102 capital * * 19 Total 773 778 820
* capital included in other office costs
The Exchequer is the Commission's sole source of income, with funding coming directly from DETR's administration vote. SDU receives an annual allocation for RCEP, which it delegates to the Secretary. This is divided into current and capital spending. Current spending is under single running cost control. Spending is reviewed part way through the year and adjustments made as necessary; additional allocations can be sought for specific needs such as computer systems/ consultancies .
In addition to direct spend, the cost to Government of running the Royal Commission includes cost of the sponsorship function, and the costs to DETR and other Departments of responding to Commission reports.
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Published 19 April 2000 / Updated 11 May 2000
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