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Survival guide to challenging costs in major projects

This publication outlines some of the challenges in estimating and managing costs that we have observed in our work on major projects. It offers Accounting Officers and senior decision makers some ground rules and thoughts on factors to consider when challenging costs.

Published:
21 Jun 2018
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Implementing the UK’s exit from the European Union: Infrastructure and Projects Authority

The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is overseeing and taking forward implementation of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The briefing focuses in particular on the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

24 November 2017

Published:
24 Nov 2017
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Modernising the Great Western railway

The cost of modernising the Great Western railway is estimated to be £5.58 billion, an increase of £2.1 billion since 2013, and there are delays to the electrification of the route of at least 18 to 36 months. The Department for Transport and Network Rail have begun to improve the management of the programme but they have more to do to protect value for money in the future.

Published:
9 Nov 2016