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Business Plans: track progress in implementing our policies

You can use this site to track the Government's progress in implementing the reforms set out in the 2012-15 Business Plans.

The graphs provide an overview of implementation progress across the full set of reform actions. A selection of recently completed and soon to be completed actions give a flavour of what the Government is working on at the moment.

Click on a department to see all its 2012 Business Plan commitments, and their current status.

Current status of actions

Actions completed on time

Actions completed last month

Title
Cabinet Office
1.2.i Complete the call for evidence on the value of legislating for a ‘right’ to choice
Cabinet Office
1.8.i Publish a Civil Service Reform action plan
Cabinet Office
2.1.i Publish a Right to Data White Paper containing proposals to improve customer insight and user participation, data sharing, new information markets and the creation of a ‘right’ to data and a presumption in favour of publication
Cabinet Office
3.5.i Work with the Parliamentary authorities to develop a 'public reading stage' for appropriate Government Bills and a 'public reading day', informed by findings from the pilot public reading stage
Cabinet Office
1.11.i Work with departments to improve and operate the Cabinet Office controls, and publish revised guidance to help departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies to better understand the objectives of the controls, their rules, and how to apply them
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.5.i Develop Prospectus which sets out the purpose of the pilot and the criteria against which bids will be assessed and ensure that relevant, high quality bids are submitted
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.5.i Complete further bidding round for the Regional Growth Fund, whereby private bodies and public private partnerships (including Local Enterprise Partnerships) bid for funding to invest in sustainable private sector led growth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.5.ii Complete a series of Regional events to encourage potential applicants to apply for the fund
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.vii Call for evidence on dealing with dismissal and compensated no fault dismissal for micro businesses
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.4.i Complete putting in place National network of Troubled Families Co-ordinators
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.4.ii Commence Payment by Results scheme for troubled families commenced in first local authorities
Department for Communities and Local Government
5.1.i Prepare and introduce secondary legislation on neighbourhood planning as necessary
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.1.ii Pass the regulations associated with the Localism Act 2011 to give communities the right to bid to take over local state-run services
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.1.v Develop and put in place a targeted programme of support to help communities understand their new rights and support take-up of community ownership of assets and services
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.10.i Secure protection for consumers and enhance competition through negotiations on EU Roaming Regulation
Department for Education
2.1.i Pilot a reading test to check pupils’ progress at age 6 and roll out, subject to evidence
Department for Education
6.5.ii Produce a report on 2010 child poverty target as required by the Child Poverty Act, working with DWP
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.3.i Conduct a pilot project to develop and trial methods for delivering integrated environmental advice for farmers
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.6.i Decide whether to pursue a statutory or voluntary approach to encouraging corporate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions in the light of public consultation on options
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.8.i Agree UK objectives on the green economy and institutional framework for sustainable development, in the context of poverty reduction, for the UN conference ‘Rio+20’
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.13.iv Improve our national capability to respond to a major flood emergency, based on lessons from March 2011 Exercise Watermark
Department for Transport
5.2.iii Publish response to aviation security regulation reform consultation and set out next steps
Department for Work and Pensions
1.7.i Publish Government response to the consultation on the mandatory reconsideration stage
Department for Work and Pensions
3.3.i Revise strategy and implementation plan for changes to child maintenance
Department for Work and Pensions
3.5.i Award contract for external evaluation
Department for Work and Pensions
6.2.vi Launch a consultation on removing the second set of Health and Safety regulations
Department of Energy and Climate Change
1.1.iv Lay secondary legislation and license modifications before Parliament
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.7.iii Support proportionate proposals in reaction to Fukushima, including stress-testing nuclear plants within the EU, ensuring that these are fully transparent and undertaken by member states
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.i Put forward UK proposals to the European Commission to take forward the Low Carbon Roadmap 2050 to ensure a cost-effective trajectory to 2050. As part of this continue to make the case for the EU to increase its 2020 emissions reduction target to 30 per cent
Department of Health
4.2.i Publish the independent Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation's interim recommendations for the formula for public health
Department of Health
4.2.ii Announce the high level design of a “health premium” for local authorities that tackle public health challenges among the disadvantaged
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.2.i Secure implementation of regional confidence building measures in the security, political and economic fields, using the Kabul Ministerial
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.4.v Through UK attendance at Rio+20 in June 2012, shape the debate on the Sustainable Development agenda (and Green Economy)
Home Office
2.1.iv Identify further streamlining of police procedures on prosecuting low level (specified) offences
Home Office
3.5.ii Conduct pilots for Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Domestic Violence Protection Notices, which are designed to exclude the perpetrator from the designated premises and give victims of domestic violence the time and space to consider their options
Home Office
4.4.vi Introduce a new roster system for the Primary Control Point at Heathrow Airport to enable greater flexibility and responsiveness
Home Office
4.4.vii Open a new control room at Heathrow Airport to enhance the deployment of border force resources so that border risks and passenger flow are integrated
Home Office
7.1.i Publish the Women’s Business Council’s work programme
Home Office
7.3.ii Identify and agree preferred option for the repeal of the socio-economic duty
Ministry of Defence
1.6.viii Deliver the Army 2020 Study
Ministry of Defence
3.1.vi Establish strategic asset management programme
Ministry of Defence
2.2.i Conduct NEM programme projects identified by NEM Estimate (to include Future Accommodation Project (FAP))
Ministry of Justice
1.9.i Consult on proposed reforms to the delivery of probation services
Ministry of Justice
2.2.i Consult on reform to sentences in the community
Ministry of Justice
3.8.ii Conduct a post implementation review of HQ and Regional Management structure
Ministry of Justice
3.9.ii Consult on how to increase the use of asset seizure within the CJS as part of the community sentences consultation (see action 2.2)
Ministry of Justice
5.1.ii Consult on plans for competing non-custodial services as part of the probation review (see action 1.9)

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
1.1.i Develop and publish a forward look of emerging public service mutuals across England
Cabinet Office
1.4.i Publish the forward pipeline of funded Government construction projects
Cabinet Office
1.6.i Publish an action plan to deliver the aspiration that, by the end of this Parliament, at least half of all new appointees to the boards of public bodies are women
Cabinet Office
3.1.i Introduce legislation following the publication of the Joint Committee’s report on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill
Cabinet Office
3.8.i Pursue detailed agreement on limiting donations and reforming party funding
Cabinet Office
3.10.i Agree city deals with Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
Cabinet Office
4.2.iv Launch “Regulatory Barriers to Social Investment” sub-theme on the Red Tape Challenge website
Cabinet Office
5.1.iii Launch a Civil Service-wide website for advertising internships, apprenticeships and work experience
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.2.i Lay Regulations to allow the introduction of Further Education (FE) loans
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.3.i Implement the new round of Growth and Innovation Funding
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.4.ii Ensure that City Deals with the 8 core cities are agreed and include a BIS offer tailored to each City’s needs, working with Cabinet Office and DCLG
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.8.ii Make it easier for new types of business model to set up by completing the Red Tape Challenge process on the Disruptive Business Models theme
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.8.iii. Agree an action plan for BIS and other Government Departments to implement the Disruptive Business Models theme outcome
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.8.iv Run a competition to launch a pilot scheme for a programme of enterprise loans to help young people set up and grow their own businesses and appoint organisations to deliver the pilot
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.2.i Publish the Government response to the flexible working and shared parental leave elements of the Modern Workplaces consultation
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.5.i Public Data Group established
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.1.iv Agree process for selecting Tax Increment Financing Type 2 schemes and announce outcome of process
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.1.v Achieve Royal Assent to Local Government Finance Bill to implement rates retention, Tax Increment Financing and localisation of Council Tax support
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.4.i Working with Cabinet Office and BIS, ensure that City Deals with the 8 core cities are agreed and to develop the criteria for a second wave of cities including a negotiation and implementation timeframe
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.5.i Announce outcome of round two pilots
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.2.i Publish a draft Bill for pre pre-legislative scrutiny, which will set out the repeal of legislation setting up the Audit Commission and the new audit regime for local public bodies
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.7.i Set up a new Fire and Rescue Strategic Resilience Board, following consultation
Department for Communities and Local Government
4.7.i Report on the tenancies created and sustained in the first year of a scheme led by the voluntary sector to improve access for single homeless people to the private rented sector
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.4.i Secure a detailed arrangement to implement the new licence fee settlement, by amending the BBC Agreement and legislating to implement new funding commitments, including provisions on: (a) new partnership with the Welsh language TV channel (S4C) and (b) the BBC World Service
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.7.ii Work with OFCOM to publish Information Memorandum setting out arrangements for sale of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.5.iii Publish Government Response to Consultation on wider deregulation of Entertainment Licensing
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.11.i Industry consultation to agree the British Film Institute’s Forward Plan document, to reflect Film Policy Review recommendations and the Government response
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.11.ii British Film Institute to launch its Forward Plan for UK Film
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.2.iii Complete two rounds of bids for the Rural Community Broadband Fund
Department for Education
1.2.iv Approve successful Wave 3 Free School applications, planning to open in 2013 and beyond, to pre-opening stage
Department for Education
1.2.v Approve the next wave of successful UTC and Studio Schools applications, planning to open in 2013 and beyond, to pre-opening stage
Department for Education
6.3.iii Publish an update on reforms to the adoption system, including progress on implementation of the Adoption Action Plan and further reform proposals
Department for Education
3.4.i Publish new destination measure for young people at the end of Key Stage 4
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.3.iv Identify, with industry and environmental stakeholders, how to improve growth and competitiveness in the farming and food industry, whilst protecting and enhancing the environment (the Green Food Project)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.1.i Transfer British Waterways from government to a new charity for the waterways in England and Wales, through the Public Bodies Act
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.2.i Publish the recommendations of the Independent Panel on Forestry on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.2.i Publish a draft Water Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.2.v Develop guidance on water resources planning to ensure that water companies consider all options to reduce overall demand for water
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.12.i Publish a Rural Statement demonstrating how Government policies and programmes deliver benefits to rural residents, businesses and communities
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.13.vi Secure, with industry, new arrangements for flood insurance beyond 2013
Department for International Development
1.3.ii Play a lead role in the Post-Busan Interim Group to shape governance and monitoring arrangements for the new Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, ensuring that key areas of results and transparency are adequately prioritised and that participation of emerging economies is encouraged
Department for International Development
2.2.ii Agree Counter Fraud Information Sharing Agreements (ISA) with key international donors and UK national law enforcement organisations
Department for International Development
2.4.ii Establish an Open and Enhanced Access policy to enable global, freely available access to research funded by the DFID central research budget
Department for International Development
4.2.ii Work towards concluding negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty at the July 2012 conference in New York
Department for International Development
5.2.ii Host a major international event to mobilise sufficient financial and policy commitments to enable at least 120 million additional women in the world’s poorest countries to have access to modern methods of family planning by 2020 and to re-establish family planning as a fundamental development and health service for women
Department for Transport
2.1.i Set out plans for investment and services for the railways for 2014-19
Department for Transport
2.1.ii Set out proposals for reforming the role of the rail regulator which move towards a more unified regulatory structure for our railways
Department for Work and Pensions
1.3.i Develop the new assessment criteria to ensure they are suitable for testing, working with key stakeholders
Department for Work and Pensions
4.1.ii Set out the Government’s proposals for ensuring that future changes to the State Pension age reflect increases in longevity at the time of the Office of Budget Responsibility’s Fiscal Sustainability Report
Department for Work and Pensions
4.2.i Introduce regulations to extend the timetable for implementing automatic enrolment to ease the burden on small business (fewer than 50 employees) – small businesses will not be required to start auto-enrolling employees until June 2015
Department for Work and Pensions
4.4.i Publish response to consultation
Department for Work and Pensions
5.1.i Draft and publish the new Disability Strategy
Department of Energy and Climate Change
1.4.ii Revise DECC’s Carbon Management Plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2014/15 compared to 2009/10
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.2.i Consult on and bring into force interim cost control measures for the Renewable Heat Incentive, subject to Parliamentary approval
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.5.i Publish, with Ofgem and wider stakeholders through the Smart Grid Forum, a report identifying actions to overcome current and future barriers to smarter network deployment
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.5.ii Publish initial electricity system policy paper
Department of Health
2.3.ii Publish findings of an audit of antipsychotic prescribing for people with dementia
Department of Health
5.1.iii Publish draft Bill to achieve reforms set out in the Care and Support White Paper
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.3.ii Negotiate a robust, Arms Trade Treaty at the UN on behalf of UK (other government departments, Industry, non-governmental organisations)
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
1.5.i Publish a draft code of governance for resolution of tax disputes, to improve transparency about HMRC’s decision making
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.9.i The Independent Pay Review Bodies will report from July 2012 on how public sector pay can be made more responsive to local labour markets
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.1.i Publish White Paper setting out how the Government intends to take forward the recommendations of the ICB on reform to the UK banking system
Home Office
2.2.ii Develop a Strategic Policing Requirement
Home Office
2.3.iv In partnership with the Association of Police Authorities’ interim governance body, form an interim Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company to oversee the development of a police-owned ICT company, ahead of the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners
Home Office
4.2.i Implement new arrangements for family migration arising from the consultation
Home Office
4.5.vi Scope and design a revised approach to assisted voluntary returns to increase the volume
Home Office
6.4.i Ensure that effective plans and capabilities are in place, working with the Mayor of London and other partners
Home Office
7.2.i Secure support for new charter to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport
Ministry of Defence
3.2.iii Publish Interim Command Plans
Ministry of Justice
3.15.vii Implement changes to High Court and Court of Appeal fees resulting from the consultation
Ministry of Justice
5.1.vii Announce award of contracts for London Community Payback services