2017 Report details for project: Government Office Hubs Programme

Project name: Government Office Hubs Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Hubs programme will consolidate the office estate by creating a network of large, cross-government strategic hubs and supporting estate
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: Programme team capacity improving and standing at 70% resourced by end September 2016. The structure remains under regular review and operates a flexible pool approach. Further bid to HR panel for approval to recuit over the coming months. Stakeholder engagement srengthened with therecruitment of Regional Stakeholder Manager posts. Work continues to address all recommendations from the recent PAR.
Start date: 2015-05-01
End date: 2021-12-31
Schedule text: Significantly, in early September a revised and streamlined business case approval process was agreed by TAP and we are rebaselining the programme plan to reflect this and the disbanding of Regional Programme Boards.
Baseline: £55.60m
Forecast: £51.90m
Variance: -7.00%
Variance text: In December 2016  it was highlighted the programme savings appeared to have reduced by £650m. This figure was extrapolated from a comparison between GMPP returns submitted in Q2 2015-16 versus Q2 2016-17.Having investigated further, it came to light that there is no significant reduction in the savings being delivered by the programme, and that this had more to do with where the programme was in the delivery life cycle at the time of the report,  which was setting up of the programme before moving into delivery.The figures reported in the 2015-16 Q2 report only detailed the programme set-up costs (£7m pa budget approved for programme running costs and no delivery costs) because the hubs strategy and costs & benefits of delivering the hubs had not been detailed at that time.
Whole Life Cost: £1,076.90m
WLCost text: In Q3 2015-16 whole life costs were included, and a narrative notation confirmed CDEL costs were being included. It also highlighted the CDEL costs would sit with Departments  with the money being released to the programme once specific locality costs had been identified in the differing Hubs and NPC business cases. The above also helps clarify why the figures have changed so dramatically as the 2015-16 Q2 figures only included programme set-up and running costs whereas the figures since 2015-16 Q3 include delivery costs for the Hubs. The programme has reported consistently throughout to ensure that the latest  position is reflected and aligns with communications and updates provided to stakeholders as the programme progresses.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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Acknowledgement: GMPP data has been re-used under the Open Government Licence.