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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.

Current status of actions

Actions completed on time

Actions completed last month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.3.i. Appoint National Advisor for What Works, to support the development of What Works Centres across £200 billion of public spending
Cabinet Office
2.9.ii. Publish a one-year on report on progress against the Civil Service Reform Plan, including next steps to deliver the Civil Service Reform agenda
Cabinet Office
2.9.iv. Review the guidance on civil servants giving evidence to Select Committees (Osmotherly rules) as part of wider work to sharpen accountability
Cabinet Office
2.11.i. Secure a place in the third legislative session for a Deregulation Bill and prepare the draft Bill to be published for pre-legislative scrutiny
Cabinet Office
3.1.i. Secure a G8 Open Data charter
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
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
4.4.i. Pursue detailed agreement on limiting donations and reforming party funding
Cabinet Office
4.4.iii. Introduce legislation that provides for a statutory register for lobbyists
Cabinet Office
5.3.i. Launch a new independent management body (IMB) to give the National Citizen Service independent leadership, profile and sector support
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.4.i. Identify qualifications that are little-used by individuals and employers, and announce that state funding will no longer be available
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.3.i. Open AMSCI Rounds 3 and 4 for applications
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.4.iv. Set out detailed policy and vision for local growth post 2015, including the size and content of single local growth fund as part of the Spending Review
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.10.i. Tender and announce successful bidder for the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.14.ii. Advisory Group to report its recommendations for the Business Bank
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.1.v. Reducing vexatious employment litigation by introducing fairer rules for Employment Tribunals and reforming the operation of Employment Tribunals as proposed by Mr Justice Underhill
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.6.v. Announce deregulatory reforms under Red Tape Challenge Business Services theme
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.4.i. Tender and announce successful bidder for the What Works centre for Local Economic Growth
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.11.i. Sign first contract with a developer under the Build to Rent fund
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.6.iii. Consult on deregulation of community film exhibition
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.7.i. Set out planned changes to the communications framework
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.8.i. Take forward Leveson report proposals on plurality in media ownership
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.2.i. Establish a Ministerial Advisory Group on Women and Sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
4.3.iii. Invest to help turn the Olympic park into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.3.ii. Complete the review of the public sector Equality Duty
Department for Education
3.1.ii. Publish data that shows parents how coasting schools perform compared to schools with a similar intake
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
2.3.ii. Publish an update on progress towards delivering the Biodiversity 2020 strategy
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.ix. Launch a further two Red Tape Challenge themes and then implement reforms to scrap or improve regulations during this Parliament where possible
Department for International Development
6.1.v. Implement projects and programmes in six countries to help at least one million people cope with the effects of climate change
Department for Transport
2.1.ii. Consult on draft Environmental Statement
Department for Transport
2.2.i. Develop, and undertake informal consultation on, route and stations options for Leeds and Manchester
Department for Transport
3.2.i. Develop and publish the Government’s response to the Brown Review and the Transport Select Committee’s “Rail 2020” recommendations on rail franchising
Department for Transport
6.2.i. Introduce a new economic regulatory regime for airports, putting promotion of better outcomes for passengers at the heart of the system
Department for Transport
8.5.i. Divest DfT Shared Services to new provider, upon completion become first Independent Shared Service Centre (ISSC1)
Department for Work and Pensions
3.6.i. Evaluate Right to Control and publish final report
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.ii. Publish draft Electricity Market Delivery Plan, including draft renewable Contracts for Difference strike prices for consultation
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.iv. Publish Contracts for Difference contract terms
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.v. Publish profile for the Levy Control Framework
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.2.i. Bring forward proposals on community benefits for shale gas projects
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.iv. Publish an offshore wind sector strategy to support supply chain development and work with UKTI and BIS to monitor delivery
Department of Health
1.2.ii. Introduce rotavirus immunisation into children’s immunisation programme
Department of Health
1.4.i. Announce first round of successful bids
Department of Health
2.3.ii. Update and extend nationally the powers to make direct payments in healthcare
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
2.15.i. Outline business cases submitted by Trusts
Department of Health
5.1.iv. Undertake a scoping and feasibility study to help inform the evaluation planning process for drug recovery prison wings, working with the Ministry of Justice and NHS England
Department of Health
6.4.iv. Publish clinical trial information against 70 Day Benchmark for trial initiation
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.9.iv. Further increase investment in the regions through the Regional Growth Fund
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.11.ii. Undertake an assessment of Whitehall’s ability to deliver major infrastructure projects and develop Individual Capacity Plans with other departments
Home Office
2.3.vii. Evaluate the Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Domestic Violence Protection Notices pilots
Home Office
3.3.v. Implement transitional controls on Croatian nationals seeking work in the UK, following Croatia’s accession to the EU
Home Office
4.3.ii. Develop capability to undertake semi-automated pre-departure (no fly) checks, as an enhancement of e-Borders
Ministry of Defence
1.5.i. Deliver Tranche 2 of the plan to reduce the number of Royal Navy personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
1.6.i. Deliver Tranche 2 of the plan to reduce the number of Regular Army personnel by around 20,000
Ministry of Defence
1.7.i. Deliver Tranche 2 of the plan to reduce the number of RAF personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
2.7.i. Publish AFCAS13
Ministry of Defence
3.1.ii. Under the Materiel Strategy, issue an Invitation to Negotiate to identify and implement proposed future Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Organisation Design
Ministry of Defence
3.2.i. Implement Holding to Account regime in order to enable delegation under the new Defence operating model
Ministry of Defence
4.3.x. Include a report on progress in mainstreaming sustainable development throughout the Department’s operations, procurement and policy in the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts
Ministry of Defence
5.2.ii. Support the review of alternatives to Trident
Ministry of Justice
2.2.i. Undertake a feasibility study inform the evaluation planning process for drug recovery wings, working with the Department of Health
Ministry of Justice
5.1.iii. Evaluate the effectiveness of a range of alternative models for the future collection of criminal fines, compliance and enforcement services
Ministry of Justice
5.2.i. Publish strategy and action plan on criminal justice reform

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.13.i. Work with departments, interested groups and the public to improve the quality and usefulness of published Quarterly Data Summary (QDS) expenditure data
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.4.iii. Secure a positive outcome for the UK in the European Commission’s revision of the Cinema Communications
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.13.iv. Merge the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery
Department for Education
2.6.i. Introduce new traineeships for 16-19 year olds as part of study programmes
Department for International Development
5.1.i. Work in partnership with the Nike Foundation to bring private sector expertise into DFID’s strategy on gender equality, and stimulate innovative approaches to empowering adolescent girls
Department for Work and Pensions
2.5.i. Introduce employment and employability support to whole families by seconding Jobcentre Plus staff (Troubled Families Employment Advisers) into councils’ troubled families teams, and ensuring Jobcentre Plus is able to track the progress made to help troubled family members into employment
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.2.i. Award licence for central body to manage smart meter communications and data
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.2.ii. Establish process to award competitively procured contracts for centrally provided smart meter communications and data services
Department of Health
2.13.iii. Consult on extending charging for NHS services to temporary residents currently exempted
Department of Health
2.18.i. Develop with the Department for Work and Pensions approaches to help people with depression and anxiety retain or gain employment focusing on measures that improve links between employment and health services, integrate delivery and enable joint commissioning
Home Office
3.5.v. Improve our ability to follow up allegations by improving guidance for staff and the public and by using technology to better gather and manage information, including tracking allegations from receipt to any subsequent enforcement action