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Provides a framework and tools to improve decision-making in relation to the costs and risks of investment.

First published:
31 July 2018
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The better business case approach to spending proposals and business decisions involves:

  • establishing a clear need for intervention
  • setting clear objectives
  • considering a wide range of potential solutions
  • putting arrangements in place to successfully deliver the proposal.

At the outset of developing a project or programme business case – the ‘strategic assessment’ stage - it is recommended that a Project/Programme Outcome Profile is prepared. This process helps to provide clarity on how an initiative is to contribute to the government’s priority outcomes.

Green Book supplementary guidance: Project/Programme Outcome Profile on GOV.UK