2014 Report details for project: Wider Coverage Project

Project name: Wider Coverage Project - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: HMRC (D25) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Use of SR10 reinvestment monies to increase the capacity and capability of trained tax professionals and operational people engaged in tax compliance work, and widen the range of approaches and interventions they use. To use reinvestment funds of £553m to deliver £6.66b benefits by increasing capacity in Enforcement & Compliance (E&C) and building its capability by shifting resource into high risks including evasion. This will be achieved using HMRC's Customer Centric Business Strategy. The outcome will be more resource focused on tackling risks in the rule breakers and potential rule breakers segments using new and innovative ways to settle those risks. The project has six distinct strands: 1. Redeployment of additional resource within Local Compliance & Risk & Intelligence Service to evasion and other risks - Local Compliance will be the recipient of the majority of the Wider Coverage reinvestment resources to increase its capability and capacity. Rick & Intelligence Service will grow also as a consequence to feed Local Compliance's increased needs for risk assessments. 2. Specialist Investigation Redeployment - as a result of the increase in capacity and focus on tackling evasion and non compliance SI has launched . a unit to tackle off shore evasion. 3. Tackling evasion risks through E&C Taskforces - the programme will deliver the resource capacity and capability to tackle rule breaking and evasion by establishing E&C Taskforces. 4. Tackling risks through campaigns - the programme will fund additional staff so that the number of campaigns launched over the SR period will increase. 5. Tackling risks through pre-return Business Records Checks - this will address the problem of poor record keeping at source using a pro-active approach. 6. Tackling recidivism through the managing the Serious Defaulters Scheme - E&C intends to put additional effort in monitoring rule breakers post intervention. Current HM Treasury approval status is at FBC. The Programme FBC has been given full approval by HMRC Investment Committee. The HMRC Treasury Approval point for the FBC took place on 20 November 2012.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: Whilst there is progress in programme delivery there are challenges in meeting programme closure requirements, understanding Spending Review 2013 impacts, and ensuring that the Spending Review 2010 obligations continue to be met.
Start date: 2011-09-14
End date: 2015-06-30
Schedule text: The programme is scheduled for closure in May 2014 with clear plans and business owners agreed for on going delivery of milestones to June 2015.
Baseline: £174.42m
Forecast: £172.12m
Variance: -1.32%
Variance text: No departmental narrative
Whole Life Cost: £552.25m
WLCost text: No departmental narrative
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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