Written statement to Parliament

Government Car and Despatch Agency business plan

Announces publication of GCDA's business plan outlining services to be delivered, resources required and measures for assessing performance.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Rt Hon Mike Penning MP

I am today announcing the next stage of the reform of the Government Car and Despatch Agency (GCDA). By the end of this calendar year we intend to have ended GCDA’s agency status and to have integrated it into the Department for Transport.

We expect potential savings in administration costs of around £1.3 million to be achieved from the ending of agency status once all of the functions have been successfully merged with the department. We will continue to publish information on expenditure and income to maintain financial transparency.

I am also announcing the publication of the 2012 to 2013 business plan for GCDA.

The business plan sets out:

  • the services the agency will continue to deliver until agency status ends and details of the continuing significant change and reform programme being implemented there
  • the resources they require
  • a framework of measures by which their performance will be assessed

The measures allow service users and members of the public to assess how the agency is performing in delivering its key services and reforms and in managing agency finances.

The business plan will be available electronically on agency websites and copies will be placed in the libraries of both Houses.

Published 22 May 2012