# Semi Variable cost in a Flexed budget

SammyRPA
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Hi everyone I hope someone can help me please, I have gone BLANK What do you do with a semi variable cost in a flexed budget?? I obviously know about SV costs (hi-low etc etc) but I just don't understand what to do with them in the flexed budget? Example: Energy is 215,000 @ budget 76,000 units - its then 201,215 @ actual 72,000 units It states that the variable element is £2.50 per unit and gives the Flexed budget (72,000) at 205,000 giving a favourable variance of 3750 It is not sinking in someone PLEASE explain Thank you! XO

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51I'm not sure I understand your question!! All you calculations are correct...(72000 Units *£2.5 per unit) + £25,000 fixed element = £205,000. The actual is £201,215 so you have a fav variance of 3750. And thats is!! Hope this helps!!

2,034I disagree with both of you.

I make the variance £3,785 favourable

See the attached excel worksheet

Kelly's method and mine are identical arithmetically even though our layouts are different

Total budgeted cost £215,000 less total budgeted variable cost of £2.50/unit x 76,000 units = £215,000 - £190,000 = £25,000I have copied Kelly's answer(72000 Units *£2.5 per unit) + £25,000 fixed element = £205,000[email protected]

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