2014 Report details for project: Super-Connected City Programme

Project name: Super-Connected City Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The SCCP aims to invest £150m in 22 UK cities to provide them with the digital infrastructure capability they need to remain internationally competitive and attractive places to invest, visit and do business. The programme will do this by: helping Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) deliver economic growth through faster and better broadband connections (primarily through a connection voucher scheme); supporting the UK’s cities to procure commercial wireless coverage and/or Wi-Fi hotspots in public buildings; and helping cities to develop innovative technology projects to demonstrate the benefits of cutting edge connectivity to increase take up of services
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Connection Voucher Scheme was launched 7 December 2013. All 22 cities are now live and in delivery. The CVS has over 250 suppliers registered to participate in the scheme. The Amber/Red status reflects the fact that the Connection Voucher Scheme is breaking new ground as a demand led intervention. This makes it difficult to predict now the likely level of demand for vouchers among SMEs. The scheme remains on track to complete by 2015.
Start date: 2012-12-05
End date: 2015-03-31
Schedule text: On schedule (as of September 2013)
Baseline: £23.00m
Forecast: £30.00m
Variance: 30.43%
Variance text: Correct at Q2. Forecasting the take up and funding for the Connection Voucher Scheme is and will continue to be particularly challenging, given the scheme is demand-led. DCMS continues to work closely with HM Treasury to ensure the funding is aligned with delivery plans and available when required to support local delivery.
Whole Life Cost: £150.00m
WLCost text: Correct at Q2. Additional admin funding has since been awarded to BDUK which is reflected in the Q4 return. The costs reported in the GMPP returns are Government funding only. Other funding sources are not covered in these figures.
Notes1: Urban Broadband Fund - Super-connected City Initiative
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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