The government has announced that its programme focused on re-assessing the contracts for operational Public Private Partnership (PPPs) projects has surpassed its target, having secured £2.1 billion in savings - and is now seeking £2 billion extra in savings. The programme was established in early 2012 with the aim of achieving efficiency savings worth £1.5 billion.  The Treasury has confirmed that the reported returns in December 2014 amounted to £2.1 billion.

The programme reports that there is still further potential of £2 billion in savings currently being explored through changes to the scope of contracts, more efficient utilisation of facilities, and other testing of options within project delivery.