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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
2.13.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
3.10.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
5.1.vi. With Government Digital Service, Financial Conduct Authority and HMRC , make the ‘Employing staff for the first time’ online tool on GOV.UK fully interactive and user focussed
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
2.6.i. Consult on guidance to ensure local authorities adopt residency criteria for social housing with consultation closed in July
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.iv. Merge the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery
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.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 International Development
1.2.i. Implement International Aid Transparency Initiative IATI-compliant reporting systems for all Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) financing facilities
Department for Transport
2.1.i. Complete outline engineering design for the London-Birmingham route
Department for Transport
3.1.i. Review rail fares and ticketing to explore options for: introducing new ticket types; rolling out smart ticketing; spreading demand more evenly and efficiently; and addressing passengers’ concerns about complexity; and report on progress
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
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 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
2.4.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
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
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
2.9.v. Work with HMT to deliver an Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (residential properties over £2 million owned by companies)
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.4.iii. Introduce a General Anti-Abuse Rule
Home Office
2.4.i. Establish the National Crime Agency and strengthen the fight against serious, organised and complex crime
Home Office
2.4.ii. Publish an update on the organised crime strategy
Home Office
2.4.iii. Legal closure of the National Policing Improvement Agency
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
3.1.viii. Award Framework East Next Generation Estate Contract (NGEC)
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

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.13.v. Establish a network for management information professionals
Cabinet Office
3.1.ii. Draft, in conjunction with civil society organisations, consult on and publish an updated Open Government Partnership (OGP) UK National Action Plan
Cabinet Office
3.3.i. Work with departments to implement reforms to Trade Union Facility Time arrangements, including monitoring of participation in trade union activities and duties
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.1.i. Develop the Research Excellence Framework submissions system and open it to responses by institutions
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.12.ii. Conduct the triennial Review of stakes and prizes for gaming machines (including Fixed Odds Betting Terminals)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.1.iii. Extend the Think Act Report initiative on gender equality to cover 20% of those working for medium and large organisations (over 150 employees), and work with participating organisations to encourage progress on gender equality
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.2.ii. Publish decision on whether to introduce new regulations for local air pollution
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.1.ii. Implement a carefully managed and science-led policy of badger control in two pilot areas of high and persistent levels of bTB
Department for International Development
3.1.iii. Support a greater number of DFID partner countries to join the Open Government Partnership during the UK co-chair tenure
Department for Transport
4.1.vii. Implement the actions in the September 2011 report ‘Green Light for Light Rail’, to deliver significant reductions in the capital investment cost of light rail systems in future, and report on progress, working with UK Tram
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.iv. Develop and implement pilots which test the effectiveness of health related support for the Employment Support Allowance work related activity group in delivering improved employment outcomes
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.4.i. Review DECC’s Carbon Management Plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2014/15 compared to 2009/10
Department of Health
2.10.i. Engage with partners to coordinate and publish a more detailed response to the Francis report recommendations
Department of Health
5.1.v. Explore alternative forms of treatment based accommodation for drug dependent and mentally ill offenders, working with NHS England, Public Health England, and other Government Departments including the Ministry of Justice by running substance misuse pilots and mental health pilots
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.5.i. Take forward the commitments in the communiqué agreed with Territory leaders at the Dec 2012 Joint Ministerial Council
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.6.ii. Measure progress towards delivering Conflict Pool programme objectives, in parallel to reviewing resource requirements for FY 2014/15
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.6.ii. Oversee successful divestment of Lloyds ‘Verde’ bank branches as part of the State Aid commitment and, if extensions are needed, ensure these are properly negotiated with the European Commission
Home Office
3.7.i. Redesign operational commands, support services and governance to improve performance and ensure cohesion of the immigration system
Ministry of Defence
2.6.i. Ensure recruitment policies guarantee that eligible recruits from any background or ethnicity are equally able to enter the Armed Forces and encourage them to do so; and publish biannually (in May and November) the Armed Forces’ Diversity Dashboard
Ministry of Justice
5.3.ii. Implement a revised Victims' Code, following a public consultation, to give clearer entitlements to victims of crime