2013 Report details for project: Benefit Cap

Project name: Benefit Cap - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: From 15 April 2013 the Government has begun the phased roll out of a cap on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive so that households on out-of-work benefits will no longer receive more in welfare payments than the average weekly wage for working households
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The project engaged extensively with the 4 Local Authorities (LA) and has developed an approach for learning lessons through phased rollout for sharing with others ahead of National rollout in July 2013. There are robust arrangements in place for engaging stakeholders' on the national implementation. The IT has remained stable and is performing to standards to enable the process of capping to occur. There are robust arrangements in place for managing the process of capping appropriate households with the 4 LAs involved in phased rollout through daily calls and capturing of Management Information.
Start date: 2012-04-19
End date: 2013-07-31
Schedule text: The project went live in Bromley, Croydon, Enfield and Haringey from 15 April 2013, and will roll out nationally from 15 July 2013. All appropriate cases will be capped by the end of September.
Baseline: £28.53m
Forecast: £27.00m
Variance: -5.36%
Variance text: The 12/13 budget was set early in 2012 and was based on early estimates. Subsequently estimates were updated as the project progressed and cost estimates were reviewed. This allowed the forecast to be reduced whilst maintaining delivery plans.
Whole Life Cost: £49.03m
WLCost text: Project on track
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Sourcefile: DWP_2013.csv

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