Corporate Governance Framework
18 - Budgets and Grant-in-Aid
18.1. Expenditure against resource and capital budgets must be recorded and monitored by the Gambling Commission in accordance with the Treasury's Consolidated Budgeting Guidance (or its successor). These are the net expenditure limits for the Gambling Commission in each year - including any use of reserves for which budgetary cover has been given - and must be adhered to. Net expenditure above these limits may not be committed until or unless a revised budget has been agreed in writing by the Department.
18.2. The Gambling Commission may not breach the component parts of the capital and resource budgets (for example, core capital). Approval must be sought in advance and in writing if the Gambling Commission wishes to spend more in one category and less in another. In all these matters, the Department may be required to refer a decision to the Treasury before granting approval.
18.3. Grant in Aid is the amount payable by the Department to the Gambling Commission in each year and is independent of the budget figures, although derived from them. It does not include depreciation or any budgetary cover allocated by the Department for the Gambling Commission's use of its own reserves.
18.4. The following costs are not eligible expenditure for grant-in-aid funding: Payments that support activity intended to influence Parliament, Government or political parties, or attempting to influence the awarding or renewal of contracts and grants, or attempting to influence legislative or regulatory action.
Last updated: 27 February 2023
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