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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
3.5.ii Introduce 'public reading stage' and 'public reading day' for Government Bills, subject to consultation with Parliament
Cabinet Office
3.10.i Agree city deals with Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.4.i Announce approach to competitive allocations
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.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
5.4.v Deliver the Graeme Nuttall Review and the Deputy PM's summer summit on employee share ownership
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
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
5.1.iii Put in place a programme of professional support and funding to assist those communities leading the way in developing new neighbourhood plans
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
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
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 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.iii 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 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 of Energy and Climate Change
1.4.i Monitor progress of DECC and its non-departmental public bodies that fall within the scope of the Greening Government Commitments and report the results in the departmental Annual Report and Accounts
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 Health
1.7.i Publish proposals for closer integration as part of the Social Care White Paper
Department of Health
2.3.ii Publish findings of an audit of antipsychotic prescribing for people with dementia
Department of Health
5.1.i Publish a White Paper with full proposals for reform of care and support for adults and a progress report on funding reform
Department of Health
5.1.iii Publish draft Bill to achieve reforms set out in the Care and Support White Paper
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
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
3.5.iv Implement legislation for reviewing lifetime notification of sex offenders
Home Office
3.6.ii Improve access to specialist services for under 18s suffering from gang-related rape and sexual abuse by funding 13 Young People’s Advocate posts across the country
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
6.2.i Implement regulations for statutory Authority to Carry Scheme and undertake manually operated pre-departure (no fly) checks
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
3.2.i Publish a White Paper setting out proposals on further reform of the Criminal Justice System (CJS)
Ministry of Justice
5.1.i Publish an annual update of the Offender Services Competition Strategy
Ministry of Justice
5.1.vii Announce award of contracts for London Community Payback services
Ministry of Justice
3.7.i Analyse consultation responses and develop final policy proposals

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
4.3.iii Contribute to the funding of ‘Join In’, a weekend (18 and 19 August) of social action events encouraging people to volunteer and take part in sport
Department for Communities and Local Government
5.3.iii Publish monitoring report on performance against the ‘planning guarantee’ for application and appeal processing times
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.2.i Remove barriers preventing independent producers from owning a local TV broadcast licence and disapply the 10% production quota to local TV
Department for Education
4.1.v Launch 1st round of SEN Support Staff scholarship for talented support staff working with children with SEN and disabilities
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
1.3.iii Roll out a “Tax Dashboard” for businesses
Home Office
1.4.iii Increase prevention activity on economic crime through improved information sharing on emerging risks to individuals and the public and private sectors
Home Office
4.5.ii Prevent illegal migrant access to credit facilities by implementing proposals based on an evaluation of a financial information data-sharing pilot
Ministry of Defence
3.1.v Complete detailed Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) organisational design
Ministry of Justice
2.6.ii Review current administrative processes to ensure FNOs are being removed at the earliest opportunity