2014 Report details for project: State Pension Reform - Single Tier

Project name: State Pension Reform - Single Tier - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The white paper "The single tier pension; a simple foundation for saving” set out the proposals for state pension reform on 14 January 2013: • introducing a single-tier State Pension set above the basic level of means-tested support; • abolishing the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit for the single tier cohort; • ending contracting out for Defined Benefit schemes; • modernising of the delivery of Pension Statements; and • transforming Pensions delivery to be "digital by default" using Government Digital Services design standards.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Clearance of actions from the October MPA review is progressing well: o A DWP Digital/Agile Governance Framework has been developed to support digital projects. Monthly meetings are taking place with CO and HMT colleagues to establish a flexible approach to approvals and ensure programme momentum is maintained. o DWP has appointed a Digital Transformation Director General and Single-Tier Programme requirements have been fed into the requirement for increasing DWP digital skills and capability. A Digital Academy has been established and a number of the Programme team members are currently undergoing the 8 week development programme. o We continue to progress early work on the contingency legacy solution as approved by Major Projects Review Group, with clear plans and critical milestones set for making decisions on whether to proceed or pause with the solution. We are working with legacy suppliers to establish costs for this alternative delivery solution. o A set of 9 Key Performance Indicators have been established to track Single-Tier activity and will be populated at appropriate times in the Programme development lifecycle once information becomes available. o We continue to work closely with HMRC, our key delivery partner, to ensure plans and governance align.
Start date: 2012-02-27
End date: 2017-10-31
Schedule text: All plans on track. No deviations from planned schedule. The Alpha project phase commenced January 2014 and design and development of the IT prototype and business re-engineering is on plan, with customers beginning to user test the system. Customer feedback will continue to be obtained to support ongoing IT and process development.
Baseline: £14.00m
Forecast: £8.87m
Variance: -36.64%
Variance text: The programme handed back £3.8m funding to HMT reducing the budget to £10.2m as this was not required.
Whole Life Cost: £114.16m
WLCost text: The £114m budgeted whole life costs was a very early estimate of the programme investment costs up to 2016/17 which did not include ongoing live running costs. The updated business case will include whole life programme costs to 2022/23.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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