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Budget allocations (FOI)

Budget allocations (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 05 August 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please provide for each department, their expenditure as at the end of April 2019, alongside the budget allocation and expenditure forecast for each department for the full year.


What approach is planned to be taken in respect of anticipated overspends and underspends at the end of the year?

If this information is not available can the department explain why they are unable to provide the financial position of the states on a month by month basis?



The table below provides the actual spend to date compared to the profiled budget as at the end of April for each department.

April YTD​ ​ ​


​Budget (£'m)

Actual (£'m)

​Variation (£'m)

​Health and Community Services​£67.2£67.3​-​£0.1
​Children, Young People, Education and Skills​£44.0£45.3​​-£1.3
​Treasury and Exchequer​£39.6£40.1​​-£0.5
​Customer and Local Services​£29.5£27.8​​£1.7
​Growth, Housing and Environment£19.4​£16.7​​£2.7
​Justice and Home Affairs​£17.1​£17.3​-£0.2
​Chief Operating Officer​£7.6£9.7​​-£2.1
​Non Ministerial​£7.3​£8.7​-£1.4
​Office of the Chief Executive​£4.7​£5.2​-£0.5
​Jersey Overseas Aid​£3.4​£2.2​£1.2
​Strategic Policy, Performance and Population​£2.0​£2.3​-£0.3
​States Assembly​£2.0​£2.1​-£0.1





Departmental expenditure for the four months ending April shows an overspend of £0.9 million against budget (less than 0.4% variance). This varies between departments with an underspend in Growth, Housing and Environment (£2.7 million) and an overspend in Chief Operating Office (£2.1million).

As the total budget for any year is distributed across the year to reflect the anticipated profile of spending, some variances are attributable to variations in the timing of actual expenditure against the anticipated budget profile.

The full year forecast and further analysis of the year to date position, including reasons for variances against budget, will be included in the Government of Jersey June Financial Report which will be published in the coming weeks and publically available on the website.


Forecasts are live and continue to change throughout the year as more information becomes available. As Accountable Officers are not permitted to overspend in accordance with the Public Finances Law, any pressures on departmental budgets are managed across the organisation to deliver services within available resources for the year with the support of Treasury officers.

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(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.

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