Building Energy Efficiency Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3193
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In answer to question 2669/2009, you stated 'there has not been a cut in the budget for the Building Energy Efficiency Programme'. However, an appendix to the LDA board papers entitled 'Savings Briefing Note' indicates that the 09/10 budget for BEEP was £4.506m 'pre-savings' and that the revised budget for 09/10 is £2.006m. Could you please set the record straight on whether the budget for BEEP has been reduced as a result of the budget shortfall at the LDA?

Answer

Answer for Building Energy Efficiency Programme

Answer for Building Energy Efficiency Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Building Energy Efficiency Programme budget (BEEP) has not been reduced as a result of the Olympic land cost overrun. The total BEEP budget has remained the same at £9.5 million. However, there has been a change in the profiling of the budget across the 3 year programme.

The draft 2009/10 budget allocation was initially £4million but it has been reduced to £2m as it was clear that this would be sufficient. The additional £2m initially allocated to 2009/10 has been reprofiled into 2010/11 and 2011/12 to support the main implementation phase of the programme.

To confirm the overall programme budget has remained the same at £9.5m (for annual breakdown see previous MQ 2669 response).