2016 Report details for project: HMCTS Reform

Project name: HMCTS Reform - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOJ (D18) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aims of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Services (HMCTS) Reform Programme is to: modernise the infrastructure and deliver a better and more flexible service to court users; modernise and transform courts and tribunal service to increase efficiency, improve service quality and reduce the cost to the tax payer.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The programme has responded to the actions raised in the Cabinet Office’s Infrastructure Projects Authority Review of the Reform Programme (June 2015). However, due to the challenges in securing Treasury funding, delivery confidence remained amber red during Q2. Following Q2, the Spending Review confirmed funding for the Programme with allocations to be finalised in due course. The programme made good progress during Q2, carrying out detailed research in five service areas: domestic violence, youth crime, Social Security and Child Support Tribunal (SSCS), fare evasion and divorce. This research will shape service design and further detailed planning. Filling specialist roles has been a challenge, but work has moved ahead to identify suitable candidates. Development of the programme’s business cases and delivery of its early projects are progressing well. The business case for court closures is being reviewed by HMT and Cabinet Office before the main programme business case is considered. This project is also assessing responses to the public consultation on the future of specified buildings. Once the final response has been approved, the project will move into implementation. The business cases for two other modernisation projects have been approved by the programme board. The programme has started to develop its commercial requirements, including tenders and contracts. External support is needed in people, IT/digital and estates.
Start date: 2013-03-21
End date: 2020-03-31
Schedule text: The programme is due to conclude at the end of March 2020, in line with original proposals. The early reform programme projects are progressing well with the consultation for the estates rationalisation project closing on 8 October 2015 with approximately 2,150 individual responses. The programme’s timeline is ambitious and the uncertainty caused by the Spending Review means the programme is unable to recruit or let the contracts required to deliver a programme of this size until funding is confirmed. The Spending Review outcome could also lead to a requirement to rapidly redesign plans.
Baseline: £48.16m
Forecast: £48.20m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%.
Whole Life Cost: £510.40m
WLCost text: Resource costs include implementation costs less profit on sale recorded on sales of fixed assets. Pre 2015/16 costs are not in the current model but are shown for completeness. Current year baseline and forecast reflect latest position and are slightly different to the latest Programme Business Case (PBC) model. New business as usual (BAU) costs are netted off against the benefits shown in the benefits section below. Capital proceeds are netted off against capital spend. This is consistent with previous returns. It should be noted that the Net Present Value (NPV) above is economic (real) whilst the costs are financial (nominal).
Notes1: Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Services (HMCTS) Reform Programme Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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