Deposit Return Scheme – assurance of action plan: report – September 2021

This is an evidence-based snapshot of the status of the Deposit and Return Scheme (DRS) for Scotland programme carried out by an independent review team on 21-23 September 2021. It was performed as part of the Scottish Government’s review into the implementation timetable for DRS.

6.0 Next Independent Assurance Review

It is recommended that a Gateway Review 0 (Strategic Assessment) is carried out in, approximately, March 2022, when new legislation and [Redacted] should be in place, new governance arrangements should be bedded-in and the Programme will be at the early stages of implementation of its operational systems. A Review at this time will allow assessment that the implementation is going in the right direction and can deliver robust systems to schedule, whilst allowing time to adjust the implementation sufficiently in advance of go-live.



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