2016 Report details for project: Legal Aid Transformation Programme (LAT)

Project name: Legal Aid Transformation Programme (LAT) - there are 3 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016
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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 Legal Aid Transformation (LAT) Programme aims to reduce the cost of legal aid through providing a more efficient service, so as to improve public confidence in the system.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: An Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) Gateway assurance review of the LAT Programme took place in February 2015 with a delivery confidence of amber being awarded. This assessment and the recommendations made are reflective of the review's overall finding that whilst the programme is well run and tightly managed it is delivering into a contested environment where legal challenge is the norm. The programme's delivery confidence is amber as contingency plans to ensure continued coverage of legal aid own client and duty work following the delay in implementing new crime contracts from 11 January to 1 April 2016 have been implemented.
Start date: 2012-12-04
End date: 2015-11-01
Schedule text: Following the delay in implementing new Crime Contracts from 11 January to 1 April 2016, the programme has extended its closure date to the 30 April 2016, to ensure that there is governance to support the changes.
Baseline: £1.32m
Forecast: £2.11m
Variance: 59.85%
Variance text: The above figures for 2015/16 include implementation resource and capital expenditure.The budget figures now reflect the Full Business Case (FBC); the previous return represented the Outline Business Case (OBC) figures. The movement between the current and previously reported figures is mainly due to the deferral of work from 2014/15 into 2015/16. The main reasons for the variance between the budget and forecast are the extension of the programme and additional external solicitors costs.
Whole Life Cost: £6.17m
WLCost text: The Whole Life Costs (WLC) of the programme include IT implementation, legal and resourcing costs, but do not include ongoing business as usual costs. The movement between the Outline Business Case (OBC) and Final Business Case (FBC) resource costs are due to the programme’s completion date being extended. This was due to policy change and legal challenges.
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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