The third annual report was published by the Major Projects Authority (MPA) as part of the government’s commitment to help taxpayers see where their money is being spent as well as demonstrating savings.
The report shows that the government has been making progress on public services used by the taxpayers with the majority of their complex projects on track for completion.
A traffic light system is used to indicate success and over the last year with the green/amber and red ratings of 53 projects showing improvement.
Significant progress has been made on transport, security and public services across the country including completion of the Home Office’s National Crime Agency and The Cabinet Office’s Electoral Registration Transformation Programme.
Interim chief executive of the MPA Tony Meggs said: “Major projects in government represent a significant part of the taxpayers’ investment in the future of our country – building infrastructure, enhancing the way that government interacts with its citizens and improving efficiency across the public sector.
“Major projects are always hard to deliver; the scope and scale of government projects make them uniquely challenging.
“I’m pleased with the progress we have been making in major project performance across all areas of government, saving money and delivering benefits for taxpayers.
“As ever though, there is always room for improvement.”