HM Treasury News Release
Spring Supplementary Estimates totalling £2,503 million were presented to the House of Commons today. They seek increased provision for existing services and Parliamentary authority, with necessary provision, for certain new services.
These Estimates do not involve any change in total spending plans because any increases sought have either been offset by savings elsewhere in departmental programmes, charged to the Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) Reserve or represent shifts against the Annually Managed Expenditure (AME) Margin. Since the Reserve and the Margin are part of Total Managed Expenditure, the planned total of public expenditure remains unchanged.
Within the overall increase noted there is a charge to the DEL Reserve of £1,836 million and an increase of £447 million in the departmental programmes within AME.