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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.ii Publish the report of the Independent Review of barriers to choice
Cabinet Office
1.5.i Establish a consistent set of cross-government metrics for digital service delivery, and publish the cost per transaction of high value services to enable continuous monitoring and improvement of service
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.1.i Develop and implement strategies for key sectors to maximise new business opportunities and growth in manufacturing and services
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.10.ii Deliver a sustained campaign (the Business in You) over 2012 to inspire confidence in people to start business and grow established firms, working alongside No10, Start Up Britain and other private sector partners
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.11.i Commission at least one major aerodynamics R&D programme with joint Government and Industry funding to increase UK Competitiveness in aerodynamics
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.5.ii Launch a £1 million competition, the "High Street Challenge Fund" to capture innovative ideas to revitalise high streets
Department for Communities and Local Government
5.1.vii Local councils reporting on compliance with the duty to cooperate in Authority Monitoring Reports
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.1.iii Consult on detailed proposals to make it easier to establish new town and parish councils with consultation launch in July and close in October
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.6.ii Conduct a market review of readiness for radio switchover
Department for Education
1.3.v Evaluate the first year of operation of the Summer Schools programme for disadvantaged pupils
Department for Education
4.2.ii School Teachers' Review Body in October 2012 makes detailed recommendations on pay reform for implementation from September 2013 under further remit
Department for Education
4.4.i Publish Professor Nutbrown’s review of qualifications and career pathways in early education and childcare and respond to her recommendations
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.2.ii Publish the Government’s response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations
Department for International Development
2.2.i Implement the recommendations of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact anti-corruption report, including by producing due diligence guidance to explicitly cover engagement at the country level with multilateral and other partners, and ensuring anti-corruption strategies are in place for all DFID country programmes
Department for International Development
2.4.i Launch an Aid Transparency Challenge to promote higher standards of transparency by all DFID funding partners
Department for International Development
3.1.ii Launch a programme to grow the market for social impact investment in order to increase investment in enterprises that benefit poor people
Department for International Development
3.4.i Release through the HarvestPlus consortium new micronutrient-rich food crops in two countries for key staples such as maize, beans and millet, to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable women and children
Department for Transport
1.2.i Respond to HS2 Ltd’s proposals on design options for Leeds, Manchester and Heathrow routes and stations by publishing the Government’s initial preferred options
Department for Transport
3.3.ii Consult on ending the need for government approval of individual local authorities’ permit schemes and set out the way forward
Department for Work and Pensions
1.8.i Publish the Government’s response to the Sickness Absence Review
Department for Work and Pensions
4.1.i Publish a White Paper on a single tier pension for future pensioners
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 of Health
4.3.i Monitor information sharing and evaluate its impact
Home Office
2.1.ii Simplify police crime and data recording by reducing the number of crime classifications, increasing the use of the Home Office data hub and simplifying individual forces’ crime recording practices, working with Association of Chief Police Officers
Home Office
2.6.i Fund a dedicated national taskforce to tackle metal theft, with Department for Transport
Home Office
4.3.ii Publish and begin testing based on refreshed Knowledge of Life in the UK handbook
Ministry of Justice
1.1.i Develop a longer term implementation strategy which sets out the opportunities to roll out the principles of payment by results across the offender management system
Ministry of Justice
1.9.ii Consider consultation responses and publish government response
Ministry of Justice
3.11.i Analyse consultation responses and identify of next steps
Ministry of Justice
4.5.iv Commence introduction of the ‘20 year rule’ and reduction in the lifespan of Freedom of Information Act exemptions
Ministry of Justice
5.1.iii Analyse consultation responses and develop and finalise commissioning structures and delivery models for non-custodial offender services
Ministry of Justice
5.1.iv Produce competition strategy for non-custodial offender services as part of response to probation review consultation

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.5.i Reviewing the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency, including a review of local government assets, and considering what further transparency requirements may be needed including whether compliance with the Code should be a legal requirement
Department for Communities and Local Government
4.4.ii Publish details of the locally-led, locally-planned schemes to be supported
Department for Education
1.3.ii Evaluate initial findings from first year of operation of pupil premium
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.5.ii Announce whether further licences should be granted, following a review of the pilots and the report of an independent panel
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.4.i Publish a cross-Government progress report on mainstreaming sustainable development with the Minister for Government Policy
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.10.i Consult on a new customer-focused overarching guidance manual to provide clear advice on key legal terms in the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives
Department of Health
2.8.v Collect data from adult liaison and diversion pathfinder services to assess service models and their impact, and develop the business case for wider roll-out
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.3.i Promote decisive action by the Eurozone to restore financial stability; and lead a pro-growth coalition in Europe which will extend the Single Market and reduce EU regulatory burdens, protect UK interests in financial services and avoid a real terms increase in the EU’s budget for 2014-20
Ministry of Justice
1.5.i Collect data from adult liaison and diversion pathfinder services to assess service models and their impact, and develop the business case for wider roll-out