2019 Report details for project: Compliance For The Future Programme

Project name: Compliance For The Future Programme - there are 2 reports for this project: 2018, 2019
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Organisation: HMRC (D25) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The strategic objective of the Compliance for the Future (CftF) programme is to enable HMRC to transform its Compliance business and meet the compliance challenge set out in the SR15 settlement by maintaining the compliance revenue baseline at lower cost. The programme contributes efficiencies to maintaining the compliance revenue baseline and thereby helping ensure that the additional revenue to which the Department is also committed.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: As part of wider departmental prioritisation exercises, the decision was taken to refocus the programme resource onto business critical EU Exit-related activity. As a result, the programme closed. In the months preceding the closure decision, the programme had worked closely with stakeholders across HMRC to mitigate the significant impact of a separate programme closure, upon which the programme had a key dependency for Strategic Risking. The programme had identified appropriate ways forward to enable successful delivery of this capability and, in doing so, address the dependency risk and build confidence that would be reflected in its future overall RAG status. Following the decision to close the programme, the business critical elements, particularly strategic risking, are being taken forward as technical mitigations under separate business cases.
Start date: 2016-04-01
End date: 2021-03-31
Schedule text: The schedule was impacted by the decision to close another programme, upon which this programme had a key dependency, as well as ongoing departmental prioritisation decisions. The programme had worked with stakeholders to agree revised timescales that took into account departmental pressures and prioritised business critical activity. However, as part of a departmental wide prioritisation decision to focus key resource onto EU Exit-related activity, programme resources were deployed onto EU Exit work and the programme closed.
Baseline: £50.45m
Forecast: £34.40m
Variance: -32.00%
Variance text: The Baseline figure of £50.45m was consistent with the Programme Business Case presented to HM Treasury in October 2017. Underpinning this was an assumption of a 3 Year Delivery Profile with appropriate cost estimates. Following a departmental prioritisation exercise in December 2017 the programme delivery plan was stretched to 5 years and associated revised cost estimates were developed lowering the requirement in the 2018/19 year accordingly. A further prioritisation exercise in quarter 1 of 2018/19 deferred and de-scoped some project activities leading to a further estimate reduction. It was intended to update the business case to reflect the revisions but as a result of a departmental prioritisation decision to focus resource onto business critical EU Exit activity, the programme has closed.
Whole Life Cost: £188.18m
WLCost text: The Baseline Whole Life Cost represent resource and IT delivery costs. The budgeted whole life costs are reported as nominal.
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