Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP)


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Complex projects across the world. Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

The Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) is a selection of UK government projects which have high levels of complexity, impact or risk. Since 2013 a progress report has been published each year by the IPA with basic data for projects in the portfolio that year. This data has been collated and republished here as a searchable database (2022 data will be available soon). Links to associated reviews, contracts and suppliers are under development.


Selection - all reports. Select by Year, Dept, Category, DCA or text search.

Search - search on text in all reports.

All annual reports - all reports showing key data for each report. Sortable & searchable.

Projects showing min/max dates - all projects showing showing categories & their min/max dates.

Projects showing min/max costs - all projects showing showing their min/max costs & variances.

Projects by organisation - with links to projects from each organisation.

Projects by year - links to projects from each annual report.

Projects by category - with links to projects for each category.

Reviews - Third party reviews eg National Audit Office or Parliamentary Committee


Data loading notes:

Currently there are 1438 reports from 516 separate projects covering years 2013-2021. Data for 2022 will be available soon.
The reports are usually published in July using data from September of the previous year. 2021 data is from March 2021.
All data is from IPA/MPA csv files except 2013 which is from departmental websites or National Archives. NS&I data for 2013 is no longer available.
Project names have been standardised to allow for naming differences from year to year.
Category assignments prior to 2019 are from an FOI request to the Cabinet Office.
Some project categories have varied from year to year. Categories for 2013 are provisional as none were published for that year.
More information about the project is often available from the link to Google search on the project name.
Links to Contracts data for each project are under development.

Relevant links: (all open in a new window opens in new window)

Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)
IPA annual Project reports for: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 - including data files
Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) 2013-2022
Institute for Government (IfG) GMPP review - part of Whitehall Monitor 2020 report
National Audit Office (NAO) 2018 report criticises lack of clarity in GMPP benefits realisation
National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline 2020/21
Delivering Government Major Projects in a Modern Age speech - March 2018
Government project management policy documents
London Project Data and Analytics Meetup group
Major Projects Association - community of practice for major project related organisations
New Civil Engineer - Labour plans to merge NIC and IPA

Acknowledgement: GMPP data has been re-used under the Open Government Licence.