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RIPE NCC Budget 2007

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The budgeted costs for 2007 are 4% higher than the budgeted costs for 2006. This is mainly a result of the increased staff levels necessary to enable the RIPE NCC to expand its Membership Services and to improve its Information Services.

Statement of Income & Expenditure RIPE NCC

In kEUR

Budget

Actual

Difference

Income

2007

2006

2005

2007/06

2007/05

Membership Fees

10,764

10,457

11,789

307

(1,025)

RIPE Meeting

227

246

243

(19)

(16)

Other Income

115

125

72

(10)

43

Total Income

11,106

10,828

12,104

278

(998)

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Expenses

6,967

6,450

5,857

517

1,110

General Operating Expenses

2,828

2,897

2,327

(69)

501

RIPE Meeting

356

364

455

(8)

(99)

Training Courses

283

245

269

38

14

Regional Meetings

90

80

54

10

36

Financial Expenses

72

72

40

-

32

Subtotal Operational Expenses

10,596

10,108

9,002

488

1,594

Miscellaneous Expenses

330

400

263

(70)

67

Depreciation

769

728

468

41

301

Total Expenses

11,695

11,236

9,733

459

1,962

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus/Deficit Before Interest Income

(589)

(408)

2,371

(181)

2,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Income

476

357

313

119

163

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surplus / Deficit

(113)

(51)

2,684

(62)

(2,797)

Following from the Charging Scheme 2007, a rebate of 2.5 MEUR will be redistributed to existing members. This redistribution will not affect the budget 2007 as the 2.5 MEUR will be directly discounted from the excess reserves that have accumulated in the RIPE NCC Clearing House.

Development of RIPE NCC Reserves

The table below summarises the capital development of the RIPE NCC. The capital consists of the RIPE NCC reserves including the surplus / deficit for the year at issue.

Year

Surplus / Deficit

Capital at 31 December

Total expenses per year

% Capital of Total Expenses

2001

1,382

6,579

7,721

85 %

2002

(2,369)

4,210

10,442

40 %

2003

3,077

7,287

9,996

73 %

2004

2,698

9,986

9,739

103 %

2005

2,684

12,670

9,733

130 %

Estimated 2006

2,140

14,810

10,039

148 %

Budget 2007

(113)

12,197

11,695

104 %

Expenses

The expenses per activity show an increase for Membership Services as a result of the implementation of the RIPE NCC Customer Service Desk. In addition the continuation of the RIPE NCC’s support for Internet Number Resource Certification contributes to the increase.

The expenses for Coordination Activities are in line with 2006. For 2007, the RIPE Meeting expenses include RIPE NCC staff expenses associated with the RIPE Meetings.

The overall expenditure for Information Services increases to improve this portfolio of services provided by the RIPE NCC. This includes developing more useful and ready-to-use products and providing RIPE NCC members with more comprehensive reporting.

 

Budget 2007

Budget 2006

Difference

Amounts in kEUR

Amount

%

Amount

%

Amount

%

Membership Services

7,386

63%

6,918

61%

468

7 %

Co-ordination Activities

2,953

25%

2,988

27%

(35)

-1 %

Information Services

1,356

12%

1,330

12%

26

2 %

Total Expenses

11,695

 

11,236

 

459

4 %

The table below shows the new activity for 2007. The figures presented for this activity are the direct allocated costs and do not include an overhead or management fee.

Support for Internet Number Resource Certification

221 kEUR in 2007

Capital expense 152 kEUR

Income and Fees per Billing Category (Based on the Proposed Charging Scheme)

Income

No. of Registries

Fee

Amount in kEUR

New Members

 

 

 

Sign-up Fee

598

EUR 2,000

1,196

Service Fee, Extra Small

598

EUR 1,300

389

Existing Members

 

 

 

Extra Small

1,211

EUR 1,300

1,574

Small

2,379

EUR 1,800

4,282

Medium

902

EUR 2,550

2,300

Large

183

EUR 4,100

750

Extra Large

45

EUR 5,500

248

Administration Fee

25

EUR 1,000

25

Total Membership Fees

 

 

10,764

Note: Income received from new members is estimated at 50% of the service fee due to an equal spread of new members across the year.