2018 Report details for project: 700 MHz Clearance Programme

Project name 700 MHz Clearance Programme - there are 5 reports for this project: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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Organisation DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2018 (data is from September 2017)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: Up to £600m has been made available to make the 700 MHz band available for mobile broadband. The programme consists of the following projects:1) Infrastructure programme to clear the spectrum – comprising implementing a new transmission frequency plan for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcasting, building or modifying broadcast masts and antennas, including over 80 main transmitters, and administering the payment of grants to deliver this infrastructure work.2) Programme Making Special Events (PMSE) - putting in place alternative spectrum for the PMSE community and delivering a Help Scheme for current PMSE users impacted by the Programme.3) Viewer Support - communicating to DTT viewers if they need to retune their TV equipment, and providing support to affected viewers that may need to repoint or replace their aerials.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: Project continues to meet the milestones as per our business case
Start date 2016-01-13
End date 2022-01-01
Schedule text The September 2017 review confirmed that delivery was on track and that remained the case at the end of 2017. Clearance events continue to take place in 2018.
Baseline £103.70m
Forecast £91.70m
Variance -12.00%
Variance text: The OFCOM capital budget has been increased to £86.3m to reflect the approved budget supplementary amendments. The 2017-18 OFCOM YTD capital spend is £67,183k and the FY forecast is £84,297k. The YTD spend is £10.4m under budget due to delays & rephasing of groundworks, site costs at Emley Moore, Reigate and Rowridge and rephasing various other works. The FY forecast has decreased from December by £818k due to further rephrasing of various works to 18-19, the largest relating to Emerly More temporary masts, supplier mobilization and Muxco own costs.
Whole Life Cost £594.92m
WLCost text: Though changes have been made internally within the project budget the overall spending envelope remains unchanged and as per the Full Business case
Sourcefile IPA_2018.csv

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