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Govt flagship projects at risk

An annual report on the progress of the government's largest projects has warned that 32 of them may never come to fruition. The Universal Credit system and West Coast Main Line are among those projects that come in for criticism.

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Cabinet Office welcomes report on major projects

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

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