9:57 am, Sat 25 May 2013
Major Projects Authority assessed 191 spending programmes and rated them according to its 'traffic light' system:
Chart showing how major government spending programmes are rated on the 'traffic light' system
Credit: Major Projects Authority
Projects rated 'red' means that “successful delivery of the project appears to be unachievable,” while red/amber means that “successful delivery of the project is in doubt" and "urgent action is needed".
9:38 am, Sat 25 May 2013
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has welcomed a report that concludes that more than 30 of the government's flagship projects are at risk of never coming off:
Since the general election we have got things back on track and are equipping the civil servants with the skills they need.
There's much more to do but thanks to the work of excellent officials we now expect to double the success rate of major projects, compared with the figures from 2010.
– francis maude, cabinet office minister
9:26 am, Sat 25 May 2013
More than 30 of the coalition's flagship projects, including the HS2 rail link and the Universal Credit system, are at risk of never come to fruition, according to a government report.
A section of a new Royal Navy aircraft carrier is transported through the Firth of Forth
Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Major Projects Authority (MPA) was set up in 2010 to help governments deliver on large projects, and its annual report rates progress using a 'traffic light' system.
Its latest report gives a 'red light' to the construction of two £7 billion aircraft carriers and the West Coast Main Line scheme, among six other schemes.
Some 23 other projects, which include the HS2 high-speed rail network and Universal Credit, were given Amber/red ratings, meaning that urgent action is required.
See the full report here.