2015 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: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aim of the Court Estate Reform Programme (CERP) 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. The objectives are: • To close a total of 140 courts in England & Wales. • To reform Local Justice Areas (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 Delivery Confidence reflects the completion of the programme aims. Her Majesties Courts & Tribunals Service continues to keep the use of its estate under review to ensure it meets operational requirements. As part of these reviews, the total number of courts to be closed under CERP was reduced from 142 to 140.
Start date: 2010-05-10
End date: 2014-09-30
Schedule text: In September 2014 the final court closure, Alton Magistrates’ Court, was completed.
Baseline: £0.59m
Forecast: £0.09m
Variance: -84.70%
Variance text: The current full year forecast is below the estimated figure in the approved business case, which is due to planned capital enabling works no longer being required at two sites.
Whole Life Cost: £45.44m
WLCost text: This programme is now complete. The total programme costs are lower than the business case (budget) by £18.7m. This is a result of lower than anticipated dilapidations and staff exit costs of approximately £5m, lower ICT costs of approximately £1m, and reduced enabling work costs of approximately £12m.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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