Programme of the Year Award Shortlist

An Ambitious Civil Service

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HM Land Registry's Local Land Charges

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Local Land Charges (LLCs) are statutory restrictions on land e.g. conditional planning consents, tree preservation orders, and listed buildings. When buying property, this customer information is critical. Historically, they were held by local authorities with variable data standards, accessibility, and cost. 

This Programme has transformed how LLC data is held and accessed. A new digital, national register and search service provides instant, cheaper, online results. Travel to physically inspect reports is eliminated, reducing carbon-emissions. Improved, accessible, geospatial data also enables entrepreneurs to develop new services, worth billions to the UK, generating up to £14 of benefit for every £1 invested.

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HOIO Programme Delivery Team

Home Office

Home Office International Operations (HOIO) fused GBP12.5m from six funding mechanisms to deliver a portfolio of 397 projects in over 40 countries to tackle UK-facing serious and organised crime threats. These projects safeguarded 1,187 victims of trafficking, prevented 12,000+ persons’ illegal entry to UK, enabled the seizure of 105.7 tonnes of Class A drugs globally, and secured substantial political influence in Turkey and Albania resulting in cross-HMG reputational dividend. A Portfolio Management Office implemented a Waterfall and Agile framework to deliver the projects within 1% budgetary variance, demonstrating impact, value for money and best practice in monitoring, learning and evaluation.

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Places for Growth

Cabinet Office

Places for Growth (PfG) is delivering the Government’s ambition to relocate 22,000 roles from London to locations across the UK by 2030 and has already reached over 50% of its target in the first 3 years!

PfG is building a Civil Service (CS) that is representative of, and connected to, the communities it serves. It’s a key part of levelling up, improving social mobility outcomes, enabling pipelines of talent, and building sustainable career pathways, wherever Civil Servants are based.

The Portfolio is offering the opportunities for new generations of Civil Servants across the country to become future leaders.