2016 Report details for project: Customs Declaration Services (CDS) Programme

Project name: Customs Declaration Services (CDS) Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: HMRC (D25) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: HMRC is responsible for delivering an end to end declaration processing service for imports to and exports from the UK. The current service delivery system is the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight service (CHIEF). Each year this business critical service handles c.50 million declarations and accounts for £34bn revenue, set in a context of an international trade supply chain that is worth £700bn p.a. to the UK economy. This is a business critical declaration processing system handling movements of 3rd country (non-EU) goods. CHIEF operates real time, 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year.The current CHIEF system is more than 23 years old and based on aging Virtual Machine Environment (VME) technology. The service has reached a point where any changes (including EU legislative) will be both expensive and technically very difficult to implement. HMRC are seeking to replace CHIEF with a robust, scaleable and extensible set of import /export services, capable of delivering this critical function into the future.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: Customs Declaration Services programme (CDS) is on course for successful delivery subject to continued management of key risks around: keeping to agreed CDS timelines - including successfully procuring and integrating two commercial-off-the-shelf software packages in 2016; and continuing to secure the full range of resources and expertise required from within HMRC, wider government and UK Trade. Progress has been made on developing the programme level End-to-End Delivery Plan, including the integration of components through 2016 and in driving the development of a comprehensive CDS Resource Plan to support delivery. Although CDS scored an MPA RAG Rating (and delivery confidence assessment) of 'Amber/Red' at 30 June 2015, this has subsequently improved and was recognised by an MPA Gateway 0 assurance review in July 2015 which provided CDS with a delivery confidence assessment of 'Amber'.
Start date: 2013-10-16
End date: 2018-12-31
Schedule text: Data not Provided
Baseline: £21.94m
Forecast: £18.98m
Variance: -13.51%
Variance text: The Budget figures in the Q2 Report are from SOC v1.7 (Feb 2015), being the latest approved business case at the snapshot point. However, by the time the Q2 report was created an OBC had been produced reflecting the change from IT development entirely in-house to a mixed approach including IT procurement with licence costs falling in both 2015/16 & 2016/17. The reported 15/16 forecast figures align to the updated view reflected in the OBC.
Whole Life Cost: £71.16m
WLCost text: Data not Provided
Notes1: CUSTOMS DECLARATION SERVICES (CDS) Programme
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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