Number 10 Downing Street

The official site of the British Prime Minister's Office

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
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 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 Communities and Local Government
5.1.v Publish six monthly data on local plan making progress by authorities
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
3.3.i Open up access to anonymised data from the National Pupil Database to help parents and pupils to monitor the performance of their schools in depth and enable better comparisons of school performance
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
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 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
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
7.2.v Examine how groups who experience persistent or emerging disadvantage that has an intergenerational impact interact with Government and identify the barriers to progression
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

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
3.2.i Publish a response to the report of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee on the draft Recall of MPs Bill
Cabinet Office
5.1.i Roll out the full Whitehall Internship Programme for young people from under-represented groups
Cabinet Office
1.10.iv Set out a concrete set of proposals agreed across Central Government on how to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of debt management and collection
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.2.i Ensure information is available for each university on key issues for students, including student satisfaction and post-educational outcomes for graduates from different courses and universities
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.1.iii Ensure all new apprenticeships require apprentices who have not reached L2 in English and maths to progress towards it, working with DfE
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.1.ii Develop and launch a high profile manufacturing industry exhibition alongside the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games that will be open to a UK and international audience visiting London for the 2012 Games
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.15.i Green Investment Bank operational
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.ix Inject more private sector talent and expertise into UKTI’s senior leadership team by aiming to ensure that at least 50 percent of its Executive Team is drawn from business
Department for Communities and Local Government
4.4.i Publish details of the support we can provide to locally-led, locally-planned large scale developments and details of how to access it
Department for Communities and Local Government
4.7.ii Publish the second report from the Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness: a homelessness strategy that will consider how to tackle the complex underlying causes of homelessness, prevent homelessness at an earlier stage and deliver integrated services that support an individual’s recovery
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.1.i Review uncommitted project budgets and all releases of contingency funds
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.2.i Work with the Home Office, Mayor of London, security agencies, LOCOG and other partners to ensure that effective security plans and capabilities are in place and well integrated with wider operations
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.1.i Establish new School Games competition as an annual event
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.2.i Finalise and publish the summary of government support available to sports bodies bidding for events
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.2.ii First local TV stations licensed
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.4.i Confirm level of Urban Broadband Fund funding awards to each of the 10 Round 1 cities
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.4.ii Invite bids from other cities for additional £50m funding
Department for Education
1.2.i Publish document outlining lessons learned in establishing and running free schools
Department for Education
1.2.ii Approve and open the second wave of Free Schools
Department for Education
1.2.iii Approve and open the next wave of studio schools and University Technical Colleges
Department for Education
1.3.i Identify best practices in raising the attainment of disadvantaged students, working with the Education Endowment Foundation. Announce Round 1 projects and begin activity in schools
Department for Education
1.3.iii Schools publish first annual on-line statements about how pupil premium has been used
Department for Education
1.3.iv Deliver first summer schools for disadvantaged pupils moving from primary to secondary school
Department for Education
1.4.iii Revise premises regulations to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and provide greater clarity to schools
Department for Education
1.5.i First alternative provision free schools to open and first Pupil Referral Units convert to Academies
Department for Education
2.2.iii Develop proposals as a result of the review of PSHE Education
Department for Education
2.4.i Ensure all new apprenticeships require apprentices who have not reached L2 in English and maths to progress towards it, working with BIS
Department for Education
2.4.ii Implement minimum durations of 12 months for apprenticeships for those under 19
Department for Education
3.1.i Re-examine all regulations to reduce and simplify current stock of regulatory requirements
Department for Education
3.2.i Develop a streamlined Foundation Years inspection and regulation framework
Department for Education
3.2.iii Implement the new school inspection framework to drive improvement in schools more quickly, with a particular focus on the progress of those children eligible for the Pupil Premium for disadvantaged children (paid to schools to help raise the attainment of pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals or who are Looked After)
Department for Education
4.1.iv Enable teacher training to take place in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) so that teachers are able to acquire Qualified Teacher Status and undertake teaching practice at effective/successful PRUs
Department for Education
4.2.i School Teachers' Review Body makes initial recommendations on pay reform under current remit.
Department for Education
4.2.iii Implement revised arrangements for teacher appraisal and capability procedures
Department for Education
4.3.i Introduce an assessed and supported first year in employment for social workers
Department for Education
5.1.iii Procure an Early Intervention Foundation to promote better use of evidence based programmes and approaches
Department for Education
5.2.iii Implement a new Foundation Stage framework that is less bureaucratic and more focused on improving young children’s learning and development
Department for Education
5.2.iv Introduce new guidance on free early education entitlement, including on flexibility for parents and on quality of provision
Department for Education
6.1.ii Deliver education, health and care plans in all pathfinder areas
Department for Education
6.4.i Establish pilot National Citizen Service (NCS) programmes in 2011 and 2012, working with Cabinet Office, and prepare to take the lead responsibility from 2013 for the national roll out of NCS.
Department for Education
6.4.iv Put in place Youth Contract provision for disengaged 16-17 year olds across the country. This will support over 55,000 young people by March 2015
Department for International Development
1.2.i Showcase MDG successes and lessons learned in an event around the UN General Assembly (MDG Countdown)
Department for International Development
2.3.iv Undertake a scoping study on the applicability of the Social Impact Bond as a payment-by-results related instrument to encourage private sector engagement in development
Department for Transport
7.2.i Ensure delivery of the Olympic Route Network, working with TfL
Department for Transport
7.2.ii Positively change central government travel in London at Games time by operating the Travel Demand Management programme, working with TfL
Department for Transport
7.2.iii Ensure delivery partners, including local authorities and TfL, are able to deal with anticipated demand on their transport networks during Games time
Department for Transport
7.3.i Develop and publish a Disability Action Plan for improving the customer experience of the disabled passenger, as part of the Government’s wider Disability Strategy
Department for Work and Pensions
6.2.iv Complete an initial review and launch a consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation, withdrawal or otherwise for the 32 Approved Codes of Practice
Department of Energy and Climate Change
1.4.iii Implement plans for meeting the Greening Government commitments on waste and water in core DECC
Department of Health
1.3.ii Release first data on proportion of patients with greater control of their care records
Department of Health
2.3.i Provide 6 month progress report to the Prime Minister on the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia
Department of Health
2.3.v Report progress on the number of national organisations that have pledged to look at how they can play a part in creating a more dementia friendly society and raise awareness of dementia
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.1.vi Manage the visits of 120 Heads of State and Government to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, support the delivery of the British Business Embassy
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.4.vii Publish clear guidance for UK companies on avoiding negative human rights impacts through their operations
Home Office
1.2.i Enhance the national crime mapping website, Police.uk, to show what happens after a crime has occurred and support additional ‘trailblazer’ areas to drive transparency even further locally
Home Office
1.1.ii Provide Police and Crime Commissioners with as much information as possible on crime levels, sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders, with the Ministry of Justice
Home Office
2.4.i Agree a timetable for introducing draft legislation to simplify and improve anti-social behaviour powers and tools
Home Office
3.6.i Ensure Ending Gang and Youth Violence Team and network of expert advisers in place and actively supporting 29 local areas to strengthen their partnership response to gangs and youth violence, as set out in the Ending Gang and Youth Violence report
Home Office
7.1.ii Fund the recruitment of 5,000 business mentors to support women wishing to start up and grow their business
Home Office
7.1.iii Publish proposals following a review into access to finance for women entrepreneurs and pregnant women, working closely with British Banking Association and others
Ministry of Defence
1.5.i Deliver Tranche 1 of the plan to reduce the number of RN personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
1.6.i Deliver Tranche 1 of the plan to reduce the number of Army personnel by around 20,000
Ministry of Defence
1.6.xi Disband 19 Light Brigade
Ministry of Defence
1.7.i Deliver Tranche 1 of the plan to reduce the number of RAF personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
2.2.ii Deliver NEM Final Report (to include costed options) to inform Annual Budget Cycle 13 (ABC13)
Ministry of Justice
2.2.ii Analyse responses and develop final policy proposals
Ministry of Justice
4.2.ii Publish Judicial Diversity Taskforce progress report