2014 Report details for project: Future Reserves 2020

Project name: Future Reserves 2020 - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Future Reserves 2020 Commission’s six high-level recommendations will be implemented as follows: a. Stabilisation and Reinvigoration (arrest decline, revise proposition, better integration); b. Revised Roles (better definition of strategic purpose/roles; explore use of Reservists to meet some mil tasks as formed sub-units and units); c. Enablement (legislation, employer recognition, employee protection to ensure guaranteed use of Reserves; exploit innovative partnerships between Defence, Education and Industry; better admin, inc Management Information Systems (MIS); transform volunteer estate (via DIO)); d. Adjusting Regular:Reserve Balance (develop/deliver Reserve component of the Whole Force; adjust Regular:Reserve balance to deliver cost-effective manpower mix); e. Force Generation (transform/optimise volunteer estate; facilitate better Regular:Reserve integration by reviewing requirement for Regular Permanent Staff; mechanisms to improve Force Generation Factor); f. Governance (revised governance structure to oversee implementation of recommendations and provide an independent reporting mechanism to the Secretary of State and Parliament).
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Much work has been undertaken to improve programme governance, risk/benefits management and the understanding of dependencies. In parallel, firmer and more formal governance mechanisms have been re-enforced at Programme Board level. Significant effort has gone into enhancing communications/stakeholder engagement. This has resulted in a more coherent approach to the development and delivery of a comprehensive communications and stakeholder engagement plan, which, in part, will enable the cultural change required within Defence and wider society. Reporting on the performance of the Army’s recruiting and training pipeline has been increased. Early indications indicate that the current Army recruiting campaign is improving the number of volunteers for reserve service and that the handling and processing of applications is more effective. Finally, a notable achievement has been the success in meeting the demanding timelines required to support the passage of the Defence Reform Bill.
Start date: 2011-09-30
End date: 2018-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme remains on track to deliver its benefits, however having reviewed the recruiting environment and analysed recruiting performance since publication of the White Paper, the recruiting profiles for all three services have been adjusted to take into account the lessons identified. These were published on 19 December 2013 in a Written Ministerial Statement by the SofS. As a result, early gains to the trained strengths of the respective reserve forces have been reduced in the near future, with measures identified to increase inflow in later years in order to meet the programme targets.
Baseline: £144.24m
Forecast: £144.24m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: N/A
Whole Life Cost: £1,810.26m
WLCost text: We are investing £1.8Bn over the next 10 years in the Reserves which includes funding for items such as additional recruiting, training and equipment.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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