2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: As laid out in the mandate, the thrust of the 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 MIS; transform volunteer estate (via Defence Infrastructure Organisation)); d. Adjusting Regular: Reserve Balance (develop/deliver Reserve component of 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 SofS and Parliament).
DCA (RAG): Red
DCA text: Whilst the FR20 Programme remains on track to meet all its benefits, there has been particular focus on the Army’s ability to meet its new entrants target as outlined in the Written Ministerial Statement put before the House of Commons on 19 December 2013. The Red Q2 MPA RAG rating reflects the significant MPA concerns over whether the Army would meet its manpower growth targets. Since then, there has been progress across the overall programme with particular success in the creation of the conditions for expansion of the Reserves, principally in the formation of the Defence Relationship Management organisation, further enactment of the Defence Reform Act and a significant improvement in the coherence and effectiveness of communications and marketing strategies. In July 2014 the Secretary of State (SofS) directed that the FR20 programme be divided into four independent, albeit related programmes comprising FR20 (Maritime), the Army Reserve Development Programme (ARDP), FR20 (Royal Air Force) and FR20 (Centre). The FR20 (Centre) programme has the additional responsibility of helping with the delivery of Joint Force Command FR20 projects. With this disaggregation of responsibility each programme now has its own SRO. Also, as part of the changes in governance, Vice Chief Defence Staff (VCDS) and Permanent Under Secretary (PUS) were charged with providing assurance of the coherence and progress of the programmes. As the most significant element, ARDP builds on the FR20 (Army) project (that was part of the previous FR20 construct) and will continue to be centrally assured with MOD and the Cabinet Office. Supporting the ARDP SRO is a newly appointed 2* Programme Director. ARDP has instigated a number of measures to increase inflow and reduce the time it takes for new applicants to be processed, and improve applicant experience including: streamlining the security clearance process; streamlining of the medical screening process; removal of the requirement for employer consent to join the Army Reserve for Civil Servants and Public Service employees; and increased responsibility by and empowerment of the Chain of Command in nurturing applicants through the process.
Start date: 2011-09-30
End date: 2019-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme remains on schedule to realise its benefits
Baseline: £174.00m
Forecast: £174.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £1,819.00m
WLCost text: No significant change. The programme remains on track to deliver using the allocated resources
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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