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Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the programme management of universal credit made use of the Prince2 methodology.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Universal Credit Programme has and continues to employ PRINCE 2 methodology among other development programmes in the delivery of IT and Business Services. Alongside this the Programme also adheres to the Government Digital Service standards required for Digital Projects and Programmes, ensuring that external assurance of the Programme considers the robustness of the programme management controls being applied.

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