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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
4.3.i. Carry out end to end test of digital service and dry run of automatic confirmation of all electoral registers
Cabinet Office
5.1.iii. Launch new Social Action Centre and first campaign
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.2.i. Learners begin courses funded using FE loans
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.3.i. Pilot with providers how skills gain in English and Maths can be assessed and measured as the basis for funding in order to incentivise providers to deliver the greatest skills gains for their learners
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.6.i. Publish final evaluation report, which will identify the most effective community learning approaches to support wider implementation
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.3.ii. Promote AMSCI to eligible manufacturing companies, so 100 or more SMEs are engaged in good quality bids to Rounds 3 and 4 to enhance the attractiveness and resilience of supply chains in England
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.1.iii. Introduce a new employment status of employee shareholder
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.9.i. Complete Review of the Regulators Compliance Code
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.2.ii. Announce all successful bids to the third round of the Rural Community Broadband Fund
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.3.iii. Publish Government’s response to the Ecosystems Market Task Force report, including a decision on the use of offsetting to improve biodiversity and reduce burdens on business
Department for International Development
1.1.i. Introduce new web-based tools so people can see exactly how much tariffs and trade barriers increase the price of imports
Department for International Development
2.2.i. Ensure the MDG Countdown event 2013 effectively draws international attention to MDG successes and lessons learned - particularly in relation to delivering for girls and women
Department for International Development
6.1.iv. Enhance developing countries access to private finance by attracting new private sector investors or sovereign wealth funds to the climate public-private partnership programme
Department for Transport
5.5.i. Publish a government strategy on ultra low emission vehicles, updating the current approach to infrastructure, including a set of actions for overcoming barriers to using plug-in vehicles within the electricity network
Department for Work and Pensions
1.1.ii. Run Universal Credit pathfinder and learn lessons to apply
Department for Work and Pensions
1.3.i. Complete the phased roll-out of the benefit cap, working with local councils
Department for Work and Pensions
1.8.i. Publish data on the proportion of customers for whom providers have received a Job Outcome payment at 24 months on the Work Programme
Department for Work and Pensions
6.1.ii. Increase the proportion of new claims to Jobseeker’s Allowance submitted online to 80%
Department of Health
6.4.iii. Establish NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperatives as expert centres in In-Vitro Diagnostics
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.7.ii. Ensure constructive UK input into UN discussions on developing norms of behaviour in cyberspace
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.2.v. In Africa, double the FCO’s prosperity presence in ‘Political Support Only’ posts from five to ten
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.5.i. Promote competition in the high street by making it easier for customers and businesses to switch banks
Ministry of Justice
5.3.i. Implement reforms to increase Fixed Penalty Notices and Penalty Notices for Disorder to raise additional funds for victims’ services
Ministry of Justice
5.4.v. Reduce the burden of unmeritorious judicial review applications on the courts and on public authorities and contribute to the development of measures to streamline the process for planning judicial reviews
Ministry of Justice
6.1.ii. Issue response to the consultation
Ministry of Justice
1.2. i.Reduce the time limits for bringing a planning or procurement judicial review, removing the right to an oral renewal where the case is assessed as totally without merit
Ministry of Justice
1.2. ii. Introduce a new fee for oral renewals
Ministry of Justice
1.2. iii. Develop further measures to simplify and streamline the process for judicial reviews of planning matters

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.6.ii. Launch a new agile commissioning framework to create a more diverse IT and digital market through disaggregation, increased competition and making it easier for the best suppliers to bid
Cabinet Office
2.13.ii. Work with departments to provide QDS reporting data to all Departmental Boards
Cabinet Office
3.1.iii. Work with other steering committee members to deepen the OGP, secure a robust independent reporting mechanism, and deliver the October OGP plenary event in London
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.2.i. Publish package and guidance
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.2.ii. Issue formal state aid notification to the European Commission
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.10.ii. Ensure the launch of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.14.iii. Launch further investments
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.i. Implement the micros directive to simplify accounts for the smallest companies
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.ii. Simplify the procedure for companies to use their assets to secure finance
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.iii. Implement Government proposals on executive and non-executive directors' pay via primary and secondary legislation
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.iv. Implement proposals to improve Narrative Reporting for the largest companies, including through legislation
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.4.ii. Ensure the What Works centre for Local Economic Growth is launched and in place
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.5.ii. Announce proposals for the Planning Administration Red Tape Challenge theme
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.4.i. Publish Review of Efficiencies and Operations in Fire and Rescue Authorities in England and Government Response
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.4.i. Review British Film Institute performance against Film Policy Review recommendations, including assessment of potential for BFI to broaden strategic remit to enable coherent support across creative, screen-based industries
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.11.i. Establish new Cultural Gifts Scheme to encourage lifetime giving
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.13.iii. Abolish the Registrar of Public Lending Right and transfer functions to the British Library
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.13.v. Reform the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including the legislative changes to focus the EHRC on its core functions
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.1.ii. Work with DCLG to introduce measures streamlining planning procedures for mobile infrastructure
Department for Education
1.3.i. Undertake national property data survey in order to provide a national picture of the condition of the entire school estate
Department for Education
5.5.i. Publish Government’s response to the consultation on developing a new multi-dimensional measure of child poverty, with DWP
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.3.ii. Establish, with DECC, a £15m Rural Community Renewable Energy Fund designed to help communities meet the upfront costs of developing renewable energy projects
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.8.i. Run voluntary pilot schemes to test alternative local management approaches to managing fishing opportunities, and review experiences from these
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.vi. Introduce regulations in line with Health and Safety guidance to allow the continued sale of second-hand articles containing asbestos
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.vii. Negotiate with European Commission to strengthen fair cost distribution in Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) to avoid excessive costs being inflicted on smaller businesses
Department for Transport
2.1.i. Complete outline engineering design for the London-Birmingham route
Department for Transport
4.1.v. Devolve Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) funding to TfL and to local transport authorities for socially necessary local services outside London
Department for Transport
4.1.vi. Announce those authorities designated as Better Bus Areas
Department for Transport
4.2.i. Begin implementing relevant recommendations of the Competition Commission report on local bus services, starting with publishing best practice guidance on tendering, and putting secondary legislation in place to change notice period requirements subject to appropriate regulatory approval procedures
Department for Work and Pensions
1.1.i. Develop and deliver secondary legislation to support the introduction of Universal Credit
Department for Work and Pensions
4.3.iv. Evaluate the Workplace Pensions Reform against the published evaluation strategy and publish the first evaluation report
Department for Work and Pensions
5.3.i. Publish Government’s response to the consultation on developing a new multi-dimensional measure of child poverty
Department for Work and Pensions
6.3.ii. Commence stage one of the new Integrated Risk and Intelligence Service (IRIS) to support Universal Credit pathfinder. IRIS will identify fraud and error before it enters the system
Department for Work and Pensions
6.4.i. Complete improvements to introduce improved appeals processes to all DWP benefits and Child Maintenance appeals
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.5.i. Award contract(s) for activities that reduce the risk and cost of Carbon Capture and Storage
Department of Health
1.2.vi. Deliver a national catch-up programme, implemented through NHS England to prevent future measles outbreaks through a vaccination programme for those either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated particularly aged 10 to 16 years by the end of September 2013
Department of Health
1.5.ii. Transfer senior responsible officer for medical revalidation from DH to NHS England
Department of Health
2.2.v. Prepare a plan to tackle immediate pressure on waiting times in A&E departments and a strategy (through the Vulnerable Older People’s Plan) to tackle the longer term challenge, through the NHS England, Monitor and the Trust Development Authority
Department of Health
2.4.ii. Launch scheme to identify and support pioneer areas to implement integrated health and care at pace and scale, as exemplars for improvement everywhere
Department of Health
2.12.i. Implement roll out of the Friends and Family Test to all stages of the maternity care pathway, through NHS England
Department of Health
3.5.vi. Announce deregulatory proposals under the Red Tape Challenge Healthy Living and Social Care Theme
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.3.i. Support HMT on its work on a General Anti-Abuse Rule, with a view to legislation in Finance Bill 2013
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.5.i. Launch Real-Time Information to all employers for the PAYE system, supporting tax collection and the introduction of Universal Credit
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.8.i. Pilot a new online PAYE service for individuals to report changes that impact their tax codes
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.8.iii. Pilot a new digital service to help small and medium enterprises deal with their tax affairs
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.8.viii. Work with HMRC to deliver an Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (residential properties over £2 million owned by companies)
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.10.iii. Establish guarantees for rented housing and provide funding to support additional social housing and market housing supply, following DCLG consultation
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.4.iii. Introduce a General Anti-Abuse Rule
Home Office
2.1.iii. Make police.uk website more interactive and accessible
Home Office
2.4.ii. Publish an update on the organised crime strategy
Home Office
3.1.i. Encourage high quality student migration and agree any necessary additional changes to prevent abuse
Home Office
3.1.ii. Implement any necessary policy changes following expansion of interviewing programme, including to Highly Trusted sponsorship arrangements
Home Office
3.1.vi. Review the student visitor route and implement any necessary changes to reduce abuse
Home Office
3.2.i. Review further policy changes resulting from the family consultation and the operation of the new family rules and implement any necessary rule changes
Ministry of Defence
1.7.xii. Drawdown of VC10 as part of Voyager build up
Ministry of Defence
3.1.viii. Award Framework East Next Generation Estate Contract (NGEC)
Ministry of Justice
5.1.i. Introduce proposals to reform HMCTS to ensure that courts and tribunals across the country operate as efficiently and effectively as possible
Ministry of Justice
5.1.vii. Implement changes that will allow the filming and broadcasting of certain proceedings in the Court of Appeal; supporting the Government's transparency agenda to increase knowledge, understanding and confidence in the justice system
Ministry of Justice
5.2.viii. Work with 15 areas to evaluate Neighbourhood Justice Panels and their processes
Ministry of Justice
6.1.iv. Launch the tendering process for the competition of criminal legal aid, subject to consultation outcome
Ministry of Justice
7.3.i. Protect free speech by enacting the Defamation Bill and relevant secondary legislation