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Business Plans: track progress in implementing our policies

These are the Government’s Business Plans for each department. They set out:

  • Coalition Priorities
  • Key policy and implementation actions for the remainder of this Parliament
  • Expenditure for each remaining year of this Spending Review period
  • Other departmental data, including an organogram, input and impact indicators and a section on Open Data.

You can use this site to track the Government’s progress in implementing the actions set out in the Business Plans. The graphs provide an overview of implementation progress across the full set of actions.

Click on a department to see its Business Plan commitments in full and their current status.

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Title
Cabinet Office
2.4.ii. Strengthen reporting lines from departmental Commercial Directors/ Heads of Procurement to the Chief Procurement Officer
Cabinet Office
2.6.vi. Establish a recruitment hub to assist departments to acquire high level and specialist digital skills in line with the Government Digital Strategy and the Civil Service Reform Plan
Cabinet Office
2.7.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
2.9.v. Publish 2013/14 Permanent Secretary objectives
Cabinet Office
2.10.i. Publish the annual report of Lord Browne of Madingley, the Government lead non-executive, on progress on improving governance across Whitehall and on building leadership and management through non-executives and Departmental Boards
Cabinet Office
2.14.i. Publish MPA annual report and RAG status of the Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) projects
Cabinet Office
3.2.i. Amend Freedom of Information Code of Practice as required by new legislation to extend the “right to data” to public authorities
Cabinet Office
3.3.ii. Publish quarterly updates of cross-government Facility Time data
Cabinet Office
4.1.i. Publish response to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s Report on the Recall of MPs White Paper and draft Bill
Cabinet Office
5.2.i. Support the Big Lottery Fund to complete awards from the Advice Services Transition Fund, the £65m package to help not-for-profit local advice providers across England transform and adapt
Cabinet Office
5.4.i. Hold a G8 event on social investment
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.14.i. Receive first expressions of interest through the investment programme
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.6.iv. Announce deregulatory reforms under Red Tape Challenge Insolvency theme
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.1.i. All 24 Enterprise Zones to have delivery plans in place setting stretching growth ambitions
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.5.i. Publish a list of large housing sites which are successful in meeting the criteria for the Local Infrastructure Fund (subject to due diligence)
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.1.i. Announce new areas which will receive support from the new multi-agency Network to transform local public services
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.5.i. Publish the Government Response to consultation and announce next steps
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.6.i. Lay Statutory Instrument to partially deregulate plays, dance and indoor sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.6.iii. Consult on deregulation of community film exhibition
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.9.i. Carry out a Go Digital Trial to examine issues of Digital Radio conversion, particularly for older people
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.1.i. Work with DCLG to introduce measures streamlining planning procedures for fixed broadband infrastructure and new overhead lines
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.2.ii. Ensure that plans are in place for all Enterprise Zones to have access to superfast broadband
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.2.iii. Complete three rounds of bids for the Rural Community Broadband Fund with DEFRA
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.4.i. Complete feasibility assessment of cities’ revised plans, including connection vouchers, wireless and other digital connectivity projects
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.4.ii. Lead World Heritage policy on behalf of the UK and represent UK interests at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.2.i. Establish a Ministerial Advisory Group on Women and Sport
Department for Education
1.1.iii. Approve the 2014 wave of free schools, including UTCs and studio schools
Department for Education
1.2.ii. Make the first Pupil Premium Awards
Department for Education
3.2.i. With HSE and DWP, minimise legislative and insurance barriers to work experience for students and ensure changes are communicated to employers and educational institutions
Department for Education
4.3.i. Appoint a Chief Social Worker
Department for Education
6.2.i. Implement proposals in the Adoption Action Plan by changing secondary legislation, making it easier for loving parents to adopt children
Department for Education
6.3.i. Publish a progress report on the impact of “Positive for Youth” actions such as setting up forums to scrutinise national policy, Youth Contract bidding, and focusing on young people’s health indicators
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.5.i. Launch a UK Agri-Tech strategy to develop and apply technology to support UK agriculture, increase inward investment, and promote export of agri-tech, with BIS
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.5.ii. Set up a Leadership Council to support delivery of the UK Agri-Tech strategy, with BIS
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.12.v. Secure, with industry, new arrangements for flood insurance beyond 2013
Department for Transport
5.1.i. Appraise options for significant new investment in additional capacity for crossing the Lower Thames, and set out the way forward
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.i. Develop and implement post Work Programme support for Jobseeker's Allowance claimants
Department for Work and Pensions
3.1.i. Introduce New Claims for PIP in a small controlled area and then expand nationally
Department for Work and Pensions
6.2.ii. With Health and Safety Executive and Department for Education, minimise legislative and insurance barriers to work experience for students and ensure changes are communicated to employers and educational institutions
Department for Work and Pensions
6.2.iii. Introduce a binding code of practice for Local Authorities to ensure consistent and proportionate Health and Safety inspections and enforcement activity
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.i. Publish final design proposals for Capacity Markets
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.i. Publish a Government response to the call for evidence on community engagement and benefits of onshore wind
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.ii. Publish a UK solar photovoltaics strategy to support solar photovoltaics deployment and growth of the domestic supply chain in the UK
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.iii. Publish a Government response to the call for evidence on onshore wind costs
Department of Health
1.4.i. Announce first round of successful bids
Department of Health
2.2.i. Roll out NHS 111 to the whole of England, working through NHS England
Department of Health
2.4.i. Publish a framework document on integrated care & support, jointly with national partners, to help drive improvements in the quality and efficiency of services
Department of Health
2.9.i. Review the care of all people in learning disability or autism inpatient beds and agree a personal care plan for each individual based around their and their families’ needs and agreed outcomes, supported by the joint NHS England/LGA Improvement programme and through NHS England, local health and care commissioners
Department of Health
2.9.iii. Consult on proposals to strengthen accountability and corporate responsibility for the quality of care
Department of Health
2.14.i. Increase number of centres delivering at 24% from 20 to 32
Department of Health
3.3.ii. Support the NHS to transform urgent and emergency care by enabling full rollout of the 111 number, working through NHS England
Department of Health
6.4.ii. Launch Medical Research Council/NIHR Phenome Centre
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.6.iii. Support political transition in Somalia by August 2012; open new Embassy in Mogadishu as conditions allow; and host a follow-up conference to help the new Federal Government of Somalia improve security, justice and public financial management
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.3.ii. Support further enlargement of the EU, and promote stability in the Western Balkans, through introducing the EU Accession Bill (Croatia) into Parliament
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.4.viii. Drive G8 endorsement of the Burmese Government’s commitment to responsible investment in line with the UN Global Compact and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.7.ii. Provide a temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance, from £25,000 to £250,000, for two years
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.1.ii. Set out detailed plans for public spending for 2015-16 and support departments to implement spending settlements and keep total spending within published Spending Round totals
Ministry of Justice
2.1.i. Publish the government’s response to the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ consultation, including further detail on plans for changes to probation services and structures, any necessary legislation, procurement activity and making best use of local expertise
Ministry of Justice
2.3.i. Establish an Advisory Board on female offenders in the justice system, chaired by the Minister for women
Ministry of Justice
3.2.iii. Review disposals for knife offences and the simple cautions regime and make recommendations
Ministry of Justice
5.2.iv. Abolish committal hearings for either-way cases
Ministry of Justice
5.2.vii. Test and evaluate a number of different flexible criminal justice system models to establish if they are better able to respond to the needs of the public, and particularly victims and witnesses, based on the success of ‘swift justice’ after the 2011 summer riots
Ministry of Justice
6.1.i. Consult on proposals for legal aid transformation to include crime competition, criminal fee changes, civil fee changes, improving credibility