2018 Report details for project: Fraud, Error and Debt Programme

Project name: Fraud, Error and Debt Programme - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DWP (D10) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Fraud, Error & Debt Programme (FEDP) delivers major transformational outcomes designed to ensure the Department manages fraud, error and debt in a systematic way - from initial referral, through risk management, to interventions and debt recovery. The Programme has a proven track record of delivering complex projects and initiatives in a well-managed way, receiving positive external endorsements. It supports the operational achievements of targets and transforming services whilst enabling the delivery of key components of major welfare reform programmes such as Universal Credit (UC). It has already delivered £3bn AME benefits, and expects to deliver a further £2bn by the end of the business case.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme continues to deliver complex projects and initiatives and works with cross Government partners on the delivery of major components of the Government’s welfare reform agenda and FED strategy. Programme structures, controls and methods are mature, and the Programme has robust plans and a proven track record of delivery. Having reported a reduction in anticipated AME savings for 2017/18 – primarily due to the impact of changes in the environment into which projects had delivered and/or re-scheduling of major initiatives elsewhere in the Department - the Programme is seeking further opportunities to mitigate some of the identified savings reductions. The benefits position is both actively managed (utilising FED analyst expertise and benefiting from Programme & finance challenge) and well understood, and the Programme has significant additional savings for projects brought into the scope of the Programme which are not reflected in the current signed-off business case. The Programme Business Case is currently being refreshed with sign off scheduled in March 18. The Programme is also investing further energy in supporting Benefit Owners to gain a fuller understanding of their responsibilities.
Start date: 2012-04-02
End date: 2021-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme continues to: - make good progress on developing digital services which exploit HMRC RTI to reduce fraud & error and generate significant savings for government; - progress projects that seek to deliver transformational services into DWP Fraud & Error and Debt operations, and Local Authorities, with assurance reviews held at both project and programme level; - work closely with Digital Group as, whilst the availability of Digital Group resources remain a consideration, Digital Group explore opportunities to utilise resources more flexibly across areas of work; and - progress development of solutions incorporated in the Programme scope since the 16/17 return, which contribute to transforming services for DWP customers. The Programme Business Case refresh will be completed by March 18 and will reflect the updated savings position and amended delivery timescale, driven by the inclusion of additional projects into scope of the Programme, following announcements made in the Spring and Autumn Budgets 2017.
Baseline: £87.00m
Forecast: £89.79m
Variance: 3.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £786.50m
WLCost text: The programme business case was re-baselined and this resulted in a reinterpretation of some of the costs. There are also some projects in the early stages of lifecycle whose costs may still change.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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