Outline work programme and budget for 2023/24
- The 2023/24 financial year should see the Commission conclude the 2023 Review and submit its final recommendations to the Speaker of the House of Commons. The budget agreed with DLUHC is £1,051,000 and the Commission expects to:
- By the end of April 2023, approve the draft text of the final report of the 2023 Review.
- By the end of May 2023, conclude quality assurance checks on the final reports and associated data.
- By 1 July 2023, formally submit the final report and recommendations from the 2023 Review to the Speaker of the House of Commons. Publication will follow as soon as the report has been laid before Parliament by the Speaker (as required by the legislation).
- By the end of March 2024, collect Parliamentary electorate data from all local electoral registration officers in England, as at the date of the statutory annual publication of their register.
- By March 2024, produce an evaluation report on the administration of the 2023 Review, highlighting areas that could be improved and instances of good practice.
- During the course of the year, aim to hold at least two formal meetings to assess progress with the Review and make key decisions, and also be represented at the Annual Meeting of UK Boundary Commissions.
- As the 2023 Review draws to a conclusion, the number of staff forming the Secretariat will continue to reduce as the Commission returns to its normal staffing levels during non Review years. We will continue to assess the budget allocated for pay and related costs (as set out in the table below) as we would anticipate being in a position to return funds to the Department prior to the end of the financial year.
Budget by subhead
|Budget component||Budget 23/24 (£)|
|Pay and related costs||850,619|
|Travel and subsistence costs||5,000|
|IT and equipment costs||100,000|
|Other professional services||5,000|
|Other goods and services||10,000|