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Budget transfer from Central Contingency to Chief Minister's Department: Digital Identification Service

A decision made 23 February 2018:

Decision Reference:  MD-TR-2018-0021

Decision Summary Title:

Central Contingency funding in 2018 and 2019 to Chief Minister’s Department for costs associated with build and implementation of a Digital Identification Service

Date of Decision Summary:

16th February 2018

Decision Summary Author:

Head of Decision Support

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?

Public

Type of Report:

Oral or Written?

Written

Person Giving

Oral Report:

 

Written Report

Title:

Central Contingency funding in 2018 and 2019 to Chief Minister’s Department for costs associated with build and implementation of a Digital Identification Service

Date of Written Report:

16th February 2018

Written Report Author:

Head of Decision Support

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?

Public

Subject: Non-recurring transfer of up to £860,000 in 2018 and 2019 from Central Contingency to the Chief Minister’s Department for costs associated with build and implementation of a Digital Identification service and associated running costs for the first two years, 2018 and 2019. 

Decision(s): The Minister approved a non-recurring transfer of up to £860,000 over 2018 and 2019 from Central Contingency to the Chief Minister’s Department for costs associated with build and implementation of a Digital Identification service and associated running costs for the first two years, 2018 and 2019. 

Reason(s) for Decision:

Article 17(2) of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2005 states that the Minister for Treasury and Resources is authorised to approve the transfer from contingency expenditure to heads of expenditure of amounts not exceeding, in total, the amount available for contingency expenditure in a financial year.

The current Contingency Allocation Policy (published as R.110/2017) sets the requirement for all allocations from Contingency over £100,000 to be considered by the Council of Ministers prior to submission to the Minister for approval.

 

The Council of Ministers approved this funding of up to £860,000 for the delivery of digital identity as a component of eGovernment at its meeting on 6th December 2017.

 

Failure to invest in the Digital ID service project will require current and future service transformation programmes to develop and/or provide a digital identity service separately. Consequently, this will significantly increase costs and complexity and reduce service quality.

Resource Implications: Central Contingency to decrease by up to £860,000 in 2018 and 2019 and the Chief Minister’s Department to increase by identical amounts.

The total of up to £860,000 is proposed to be drawn down as up to £683,000 in 2018 and up to £177,000 in 2019 but the amount for each year may be varied without exceeding the total amount for the two years.

 

This decision does not change the total amount of expenditure approved by the States for 2017-2019 in the Medium Term Financial Plan. There are no FTE implications associated with this funding.

Action required: Head of Decision Support to advise the Policy and Research Officer – Chief Minister’s Department once this decision has been approved.  

Signature:

 

 

 

 

Position: Senator A J H Maclean,

Minister for Treasury and Resources

 

 

Date Signed:

Date of Decision:

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