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How the Government Wastes Billions Through project Failures And how to Prevent It

24th July 2019

Report suggests new ways of working. A paper written by the think tank's co-chair, Lee Rowley, MP for North East Derbyshire, who also sits on the Public Accounts Committee.

The Home Office gets the blame for two large IT fails. The Emergency Services Network has racked up £3.1bn more than expected in costs and is currently 48 months late - with no certainty of when or if it will be switched on.

The Home Office takes a hit for the Disclosure and Barring Service, which the report estimated overran its budget by £228m and is 46 months late.

Crossrail gets is £2.8bn over budget and 22 months late.

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's work at Sellafield is responsible for nine major projects costing £913m and a total of 165 months behind schedule.

The report "Project Fear" lists several other projects millions over budget, late and hints some may never work.

Read the hard hitting report and list at

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