Third Party project reviews

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53 records found
DateReview titleSourceQuoteProject name
2023-01-01
The Court Reform Programme – progress reviewNAO
Work in progress - due Winter 2022/23.
HMCTS Reform
2021-09-10
The National Law Enforcement Data ProgrammeNAO
The Home Office’s delay in introducing the NLED Service is putting police access to information at risk.
National Law Enforcement Data Programme
2021-09-08
Green Homes Grant Voucher SchemeNAO
An overly complex scheme that could not be delivered in the time available.
Green Homes Vouchers Programme
2021-07-09
Crossrail – a progress updateNAO
“There are now encouraging signs that Crossrail is in a more stable position."
Crossrail Programme
2021-03-14
Obsolescent and outgunned: the British Army’s armoured vehicle capabilityDefC
".. a woeful story of bureaucratic procrastination, military indecision, financial mismanagement and general ineptitude"
Armour Main Battle Tank
2021-03-12
Digital Services at the BorderPAC
"The Home Office has presided over a litany of failure in nearly 20 years of non-delivery of digital border programmes .."
Digital Services at the Border (DSaB)
2020-12-09
Digital Services at the BorderNAO
"The Home Office lacked appropriate oversight, leadership and governance to ensure that progress was made and to manage the programme risks effectively."
Digital Services at the Border (DSaB)
2020-10-01
Progress report: Terminating the Magnox contractNAO
None
Magnox and RSRL PBO Competition
2020-07-10
Universal Credit: getting to first paymentNAO
"The DWP has reduced the cost of administering each claim, but it is still not certain that Universal Credit will be cheaper to administer than the benefits it has replaced."
Universal Credit Programme
2020-07-03
Asylum accommodation and supportNAO
" .. the Department has shown that it has learned from the COMPASS contract and has laid the foundations for a better service."
Asylum Accommodation and Support Transformation (AAST)
2020-06-26
Carrier Strike – Preparing for deploymentNAO
"The new airborne radar system (Crowsnest) – which is a key part of Carrier Strike’s protection – is 18 months late. This will affect Carrier Strike’s capabilities for its first two years of operation."
CROWSNEST programme
2020-06-26
Carrier Strike – Preparing for deploymentNAO
"The Department has conducted successful sea trials and is working closely with the US to be ready for its first joint deployment in 2021."
Queen Elizabeth Programme
2020-06-19
Investigation into remediating dangerous cladding on high-rise buildingsNAO
“ ... to ensure that residents of high-rise residential buildings are safe, and feel safe from the risk of fire, now and in the future.”
Grenfell Site and Programme
2020-06-19
Investigation into remediating dangerous cladding on high-rise buildingsNAO
“ ... to ensure that residents of high-rise residential buildings are safe, and feel safe from the risk of fire, now and in the future.”
Building Safety Programme - ACM Remediation
2020-06-19
Investigation into remediating dangerous cladding on high-rise buildingsNAO
“ ... to ensure that residents of high-rise residential buildings are safe, and feel safe from the risk of fire, now and in the future.”
Building Safety Programme - Non-ACM Remediation
2020-05-13
Defence Nuclear InfrastructurePAC
"the Department has repeated past mistakes, and has failed to learn lessons from elsewhere."
Core Production Capability
2020-03-06
Universal Credit: getting it to work betterIfG
"the issue of historical debt could damage Universal Credit’s reputation further"
Universal Credit Programme
2020-01-24
High Speed Two: A progress updateNAO
Report raises concerns re project costs.
High Speed Rail Programme (HS2)
2020-01-17
Carillion’s failed hospitals show need for outsourcing reformIfG
None
Renewing the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
2020-01-17
Carillion’s failed hospitals show need for outsourcing reformIfG
None
Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project
2020-01-17
Investigation into the rescue of Carillion’s PFI hospital contractsNAO
Now due to open 2022 instead of 2017.
Renewing the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
2020-01-17
Investigation into the rescue of Carillion’s PFI hospital contractsNAO
Now due to open in 2022 instead of 2018.
Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project
2020-01-10
Managing infrastructure projects on nuclear-regulated sitesNAO
"Similar challenges arose for the MoD in the 1980s and 1990s"
Core Production Capability
2019-09-13
Transforming courts and tribunals: a progress updateNAO
“HMCTS has made good progress in reforming some services, but it is behind where it expected to be and has had to scale back its ambitions."
HMCTS Reform
2019-07-19
Completing CrossrailPAC
".. the Department still does not appear to have got a grip on the problem."
Crossrail Programme
2019-06-19
Military HomesPAC
"Levels of satisfaction with housing .. remain far too low and are a continuing risk to retention rates among service personnel."
Armed Forces People Programme
2019-05-08
Accessing public services through the Government’s Verify digital systemPAC
" .. expectations were over-optimistic from the start, key targets have been badly missed and results simply not delivered."
GOV.UK Verify
2019-05-03
Completing CrossrailNAO
" .. problems started to emerge on the programme from 2015."
Crossrail Programme
2019-05-03
Transforming rehabilitation: progress reviewPAC
"Inexcusably, probation services have been left in a worse position than they were in before the Ministry embarked on its reforms."
Rehabilitation Programme
2019-05-01
Disclosure and Barring Service: progress reviewPAC
"Efforts to modernise the DBS are a further example of contracting failure within the Home Office."
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Programme
2019-04-03
Crossrail: progress reviewPAC
"The Department and Crossrail Ltd are unable to fully explain how the programme has been allowed to unravel."
Crossrail Programme
2019-03-05
Investigation into VerifyNAO
"Verify is also an example of many of the failings in major programmes that we often see, including optimism bias and failure to set clear objectives."
GOV.UK Verify
2018-10-06
Universal CreditPAC
"The introduction of Universal Credit is causing unacceptable hardship and difficulties for many of the claimants it was designed to help."
Universal Credit Programme
2018-09-21
Ministry of Defence nuclear programmePAC
The scale, interdependencies and complexities of the Nuclear Enterprise create timetable risks across programmes.
Submarine Enterprise Performance Programme
2018-09-13
Investigation into land and property acquisition for HS2NAO
None
High Speed Rail Programme (HS2)
2018-06-15
Rolling out Universal CreditNAO
" .. the project is not value for money now, and its future value for money is unproven."
Universal Credit Programme
2018-05-25
Modernising the Disclosure and Barring ServicePAC
" .. another example of a Home Office project marred by poor planning and contracting, delays, spiralling costs, and a failure to understand what service users want."
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Programme
2018-05-22
The Defence Nuclear Enterprise: a landscape reviewNAO
The Department has introduced new ways of working with its contractors to try to address historic poor performance.
Submarine Enterprise Performance Programme
2018-05-16
CarillionWPC
a story of recklessness, hubris and greed
Renewing the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
2018-05-16
CarillionWPC
a story of recklessness, hubris and greed
Midland Metropolitan Hospital Project
2018-05-09
Early progress in transforming courts and tribunalsNAO
“Modernising the justice system is an ambitious challenge. HMCTS has improved its approach, but overall it is behind where it expected to be and significant risks remain."
HMCTS Reform
2018-03-21
Government contracts for Community Rehabilitation CompaniesPAC
"The Ministry urgently needs to make sure CRCs improve the quality of the services they provide"
Rehabilitation Programme
2018-02-01
Investigation into the Disclosure and Barring ServiceNAO
"Modernisation of DBS is currently running over three and a half years late."
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Programme
2017-12-18
Unclear for take-off? F-35 ProcurementDefC
"the most expensive international defence procurement programme in history"
Lightning II Programme
2017-03-16
Delivering Carrier StrikeNAO
“The Department has made good progress and clear plans to achieve an initial Carrier Strike operating capability by December 2020, but it still has a lot to do as it brings together the equipment, trained crews, infrastructure and support."
Queen Elizabeth Programme
2016-09-14
Protecting information across governmentNAO
"the system is three years late and not on track to deliver the £308 million of anticipated benefits"
Foxhound Programme
2016-09-06
Universal Credit: From disaster to recovery?IfG
"looks at the failure and potential recovery of Universal Credit"
Universal Credit Programme
2016-06-28
Progress with preparations for High Speed 2NAO
None
High Speed Rail Programme (HS2)
2014-01-24
CrossrailNAO
"Crossrail Ltd .. remains confident that it will meet the planned delivery date."
Crossrail Programme
2014-01-10
COMPASS contracts for the provision of accommodation for asylum seekersNAO
"delays to transition and continued uncertainty for asylum seekers"
Asylum Support Services (COMPASS)
2013-05-16
High Speed 2: A review of early programme preparationNAO
None
High Speed Rail Programme (HS2)
2013-05-10
Carrier Strike: The 2012 reversion decisionNAO
"The MOD acted promptly to revert to the decision to buy the vertical take-off version of the Joint Strike Fighter but will have to manage significant risks."
Queen Elizabeth Programme
2010-12-20
The lessons of the A400M experienceDefC
"the most important A400M lesson may be to work to run collaborative projects better and not expect to be able to avoid them."
A400M


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