2014 Report details for project: Court Estates Reform

Project name: Court Estates Reform - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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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 Court Estate Programme is to deliver a step change in financial efficiency in the provision of court based services by disposing of surplus buildings and making more efficient use of retained buildings. • To close a total of 141 courts in England & Wales. • To reform LJAs to increase efficiency & effectiveness. • To maintain acceptable standards of service in terms of time and travel costs incurred by court users in attending courts. • To close sub-standard accommodation and provide a court estate that can evolve in line with developing MoJ policy, such as provision of facilities for live video links and greater community involvement in how justice is administered.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The Green rating reflects that the programme is on track to deliver. To date, 139 courts have closed, the latest of which was Andover Magistrates' Court in December 2013.
Start date: 2010-05-10
End date: 2014-09-30
Schedule text: There are two closures remaining before the programme closes in September 2014.
Baseline: £10.96m
Forecast: £4.52m
Variance: -58.79%
Variance text: The current year (2013/14) variance of £6.4mis due mainly to lower capital enabling work costs. There is currently no capital forecast for 13/14 as the planned enabling works at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court and Aldershot are no longer required. These were included in the Business Case (budget) values.
Whole Life Cost: £45.44m
WLCost text: This project is due to close in September 2014. The total project costs are lower than the business case (budget) by £18.7m. This is a result of lower dilapidations and lease exit costs than anticipated, £5m, lower ICT costs of £1m and reduced enabling work costs of £12m.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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