2019 Report details for project: Universal Credit Programme

Project name: Universal Credit 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: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: Universal Credit replaces six separate benefits and tax credits for working age people, bringing together in and out of work systems into one, to make work pay. When fully rolled out it is expected that up to 7 million households will benefit from Universal Credit. Legislated for in 2012-13, it has now entered implementation phase.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The overall Delivery Confidence Assessment Rating remains AMBER reflecting the positive progress the Programme continues to make and the remaining challenges of improving and scaling the service as volumes increase rapidly.
Start date: 2011-11-17
End date: 2023-06-30
Schedule text: All critical delivery milestones continue to be delivered on time. The Programme has successfully completed national rollout of the Full Service with rollout to all 637 offices and the move of claimants from legacy benefits to UC is scheduled to commence in July 2019 (initially with a pilot of up to 10,000 claims to ensure that the process works well) and complete in December 2023.
Baseline: £836.72m
Forecast: £819.39m
Variance: -2.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £12,716.95m
WLCost text: The budgeted whole life cost reflects the Full Business Case approved by HMT early in 2018 and excludes the impact of savings expected to be delivered by the Programme.
Sourcefile: None

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