Due to the scale of Government expenditure and the cash basis of Government accounting, the need for Supplementary Estimates can arise for a number of reasons, including policy decisions, timing issues and overspends. Supplementary Estimates are an important element of our expenditure management toolkit, allowing for the proper alignment of resources with allocations.
The attached document sets out the additional funding provided by way of Supplementary Estimates by Vote for each year from 2000 to 2018. The tables for each year reflect the Vote structure that was in place at that time. Where transfers of functions have occurred in the intervening years, these have not been accounted for in the tables.
Appendix 1 Supplementary Estimates