On 9th October 2007, the Government published the results of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 (CSR 2007). As well as spending settlements for all departments, it contains a new set of cross-government priorities or Public Service Agreements (PSAs), to replace those which were agreed in the previous Spending Review (SR04). These will be key priorities for the government for the period from April 2008 until March 2011.
The new framework also requires departments to develop a set of Departmental Strategic Objectives (DSOs). Between them, these DSOs cover the full breadth of a department's work, and are no less important than PSAs. Like the PSAs, the DSOs will last for the period of the CSR until 2011.
BIS reports twice a year on its progress towards delivery of its PSA targets, in the BERR Annual Report and the BERR Autumn Performance Report:
Details of BERR’s (and the former DTI’s) PSA targets for earlier spending review periods: