2014 Report details for project: Prison Unit Cost Programme (PUCP)

Project name: Prison Unit Cost Programme (PUCP) - there are 3 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: MOJ (D18) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aim of the Prison Unit Cost Programme is to maximise the delivery of savings from public sector prisons over the next three years (2013-2016). The programme objectives, by March 2016, are: a) to reduce unit cost in real terms by £2.2k [†] p.a. per place when compared to the 2012/13 baseline on a consistent basis; b) to deliver an overall reduction in spend over the lifetime of the programme in public sector prisons by £550m with ongoing annualised savings of £306m (15%) against a 2012/13 baseline; c) to ensure that these changes support the safety, security, and decency of public prisons within the agreed specifications. The programme comprises of the following projects: 1. Specifications Project. 2. Public Sector Benchmarking Project. 3. Restructure of the Prison Estate Project. 4. Competing Delivery of Services Project. [†] This is calculated on direct operating cost of public sector prisons only divided by the number of operational capacity places only. For future years the planned savings and changes in capacity (closures, new houseblocks) is taken into account. The future years inflation rates is based on HMT GDPs. As the Unit Cost calculation only incorporates direct expenditure of public sector prisons, exceptional accounting movements do not impact the figures (e.g. VEDS, MoJ charges, depreciation on buildings). This allows reasonable year to year comparisons.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The Programme has an Amber/Green rating which reflects that whilst major changes to the way public sector prisons operate are by their nature complex, they are being managed effectively at the current time. The Programme remains on track to deliver fully against the £306m savings target.
Start date: 2012-11-20
End date: 2016-12-01
Schedule text: The timescales remain challenging but the programme expects to complete on time and within approved cost. The prison closure and change of functions planned for March 2013 were fully completed on or ahead of target and a further round of closures and function changes were delivered successfully for December 2013. No significant deviation from the delivery schedule is planned for the remaining elements of the programme.
Baseline: £117.50m
Forecast: £117.50m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Not applicable.
Whole Life Cost: £212.00m
WLCost text: The whole life cost excludes ongoing business as usual costs and income. It includes the Voluntary Early Departure Scheme and associated costs together with project delivery costs. (The estimate of Voluntary Early Departure Scheme costs has since decreased in our more recent GMPP returns).
Notes1: Prison Unit Cost Programme
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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