Following the problems in the award process for the InterCity West Coast franchise by the Department of Transport, Sir Bob Kerslake and Sir Jeremy Heywood commissioned a review of the quality assurance of analytical models that inform policy across government. The review was led by Sir Nick Macpherson, Permanent Secretary at the Treasury, who published his Review of quality assurance of government models in March 2013.
MOD has well established arrangements already. We are responding positively to the Macpherson Review. We are publishing a list of our business critical models for a second year and explaining how we’re implementing the Review’s recommendations.
We are also exploring ways to strengthen our arrangements further. We commissioned an independent study into our approach and will make further improvements based on its findings.