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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
2.6.iv. Publish a “one year on” report on the progress of the digital strategies including an approach to assisted digital
Cabinet Office
2.9.v. Publish 2013/14 Permanent Secretary objectives
Cabinet Office
5.3.iii. IMB becomes fully operational and assumes operational control
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.14.iv. Roll out extended Enterprise Finance Guarantee
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.ix. Review, develop and implement foreign direct investment sectoral propositions for delivery partners, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Enterprise Zones and City Deals to attract inward investment
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.2.i. Strengthen compliance in the migrant labour market with the development of taskforces and implementation of a summer enforcement campaign, and create better mechanisms to jointly manage intelligence and share data, working with Home Office and HMRC
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.6.i. Lead, with Cabinet Office, the Red Tape Challenge work of all Departments to collectively identify, by 31 December 2013, 3,000 regulations to be removed or substantially reduced during the lifetime of this Parliament
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.5.i. Subject to Parliament, bring into force, through secondary legislation, powers under the Growth & Infrastructure Act 2013
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.9.ii. Publish analysis of the impact of transition to digital radio
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.1.i. Make the case at EU negotiations for significant reform to make the Common Agricultural Policy smaller, simpler, and greener
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.1.ii. Negotiate reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to support sustainable fish stocks, a prosperous fishing industry and a healthy marine environment
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
2.6 i. Publish the first Waste Prevention Programme for England, enabling businesses, local authorities and civil society to do more to reduce or reuse waste
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.7.ii. Publish proposals to reform the water abstraction licensing system
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.1.i. Respond to the recommendations of the Taskforce on Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity
Department for International Development
2.3.iii. Work effectively across Whitehall, mainly with HMRC, HMT, BIS, FCO and Cabinet Office, and with G8 partners to ensure the UK’s G8 presidency reaches ambitious but achievable developmental commitments in 2013 during its Presidency year and at the Lough Erne Summit, including on food security and transparency, and work with Whitehall leads on tax and trade where proposals relate to developing countries
Department for International Development
3.3.iv. Conduct a follow-up to the Multilateral Aid Review
Department for International Development
5.1.iii. Assess the progress of international organisations on delivering for girls and women where this has been identified as a reform priority following the Multilateral Aid Review
Department for International Development
5.2.i. Conduct a mid-term review of the Reproductive and Maternal Health Framework for Results including progress against results and its commitments to save women and children’s lives
Department for International Development
5.2.ii. Design a programme of support to implement the UK’s commitments to contribute to helping 120m additional women access family planning
Department for International Development
5.2.iii. Establish a programme to reduce the practice of female genital mutilation/ cutting by 30% in 10 countries over 5 years
Department for International Development
6.1.i. The future design of the Green Climate Fund has a clear focus on innovation, effectiveness and results
Department for International Development
6.2.i. Ensure that climate change risks and opportunities are identified and addressed across DFID’s country programmes and other major policy and spending areas through the implementation of Strategic Programme Reviews with all country offices / departments achieving the minimum standard
Department for Transport
2.1.iv. Consult on options for property compensation schemes
Department for Transport
4.2.ii. Wholly fund the TfL project to deliver new smart readers compatible with the national ITSO specification and to enable the acceptance of new ITSO rail ticketing products across the London Oyster estate
Department for Transport
8.3.i. Ensure demonstrable progress on delivery of the agreed Red Tape Challenge reform packages by the end of 2013
Department for Transport
8.3.iii. Remove the requirement for annual Statutory Off-Road Notifications (SORN)
Department for Transport
8.3.iv. Remove the requirement for motorists taxing their car to prove they have insurance on the day their tax disc starts
Department for Work and Pensions
6.5.i. Strengthen the Habitual Residence Test question set
Department for Work and Pensions
6.5.ii. Create a statutory presumption for new JSA claims that after 6 months EEA nationals can no longer retain their status as job seekers or retained workers and continue to claim benefits, unless they can demonstrate they are actively seeking work and have a genuine chance of being engaged, working with the Home Office
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.iii. Publish first Delivery Plan, including Contract for Difference strike prices (subject to Royal Assent for Energy Bill)
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.vii. Energy Bill receives Royal Assent including powers to move domestic consumers off poor value tariffs, simplify the domestic retail market and help consumers switch tariffs more easily
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.v. Report against the first Renewable Energy Directive interim target
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.6.i. Energy Bill receives Royal Assent, including a clause on Offshore Transmission Commissioning
Department of Health
2.9.iv. Publish a report following up progress in delivering all agreed actions one year on, including the work on strengthening corporate accountability
Department of Health
3.5.vi. Announce deregulatory proposals under the Red Tape Challenge Healthy Living and Social Care Theme
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.6.iv. Support conflict prevention and improved governance in Africa through at least eight Ministerial visits, and targeted programme spend (over half Conflict Pool spending in Africa on Somalia and the Sudans)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.7.i. Ensure co-ordinated UK participation at Cyber Conferences in Hungary and the Republic of Korea to establish and promote common approaches for governments, business and civil society to work together in cyberspace
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.1.vii. Deliver a comprehensive training programme to create a commercially and economically capable FCO, including tailored provision for new ‘Prosperity staff’ appointed under the FCO’s network shift
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.4.ii. Use the UK G8 Presidency in 2013 to develop open economies, open governments and open societies and support free trade, tackle tax evasion and encourage greater transparency and accountability
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.4.vii. Launch and implement a strategy on Business and Human Rights, to advance corporate respect for human rights
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.3.i. Prepare and deliver an effective UK presidency of the G7
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.11.iv. Update the National Infrastructure Plan and refresh Infrastructure Pipeline data
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.6.iii. Oversee successful divestment of RBS ‘Rainbow’ 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
3.1.v. Enforce student sponsorship obligations by working with the education sector and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on a new ‘co-regulation’ approach
Home Office
3.6.iv. Strengthen compliance in the migrant labour market with the development of taskforces and implementation of a summer enforcement campaign, and create better mechanisms to jointly manage intelligence and share data, working with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Home Office
1.3.ii. Ensure 80 per cent of visa application payments are made online

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
3.2.iii. Extend current transparency arrangements to cover senior officials’ travel
Cabinet Office
5.4.ii. Launch 2nd round of Social Incubator Fund and complete awards
Department for Education
1.1.iv. Approve the first group of 2015 free schools, including UTCs and studio schools
Department for Education
4.2.iii. Submit evidence to the School Teachers’ Review Body, including on leadership pay and teachers’ non-pay terms and conditions, to inform the recommendations of its 23rd Report
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.3.i. Introduce secondary legislation to implement the EU rules on ensuring the welfare of animals when they are slaughtered in England
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.iii. Evaluate the delivery of the young person day-one support pilot in London and publish results
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.vi. Carry out consultation on Capacity Markets secondary legislation
Department of Health
3.1.i. Develop a new pricing process and introduce it for new branded medicines after the end of the current Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme in 2013, while developing a successor to the PPRS for existing branded medicines
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.3.v. Promote effective implementation of the outcomes of the December 2011 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference and the April 2013 Chemical Weapons Convention Review Conference
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.4.i. Shape reforms to the International Monetary Fund in line with UK interests
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.6.ii. Co-invest £1.1 billion, alongside private sector investors, to expand the availability of non-bank sources of finance for mid-sized companies
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.7.i. Deliver greater transparency on beneficial ownership through the G8
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.7.ii. Strengthen anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regimes, including by negotiating new standards in the EU
Home Office
3.6.v. Create a statutory presumption that after 6 months EEA nationals can no longer retain their right to reside as job seekers or retained workers and continue to claim benefits, unless they can demonstrate they are actively seeking work and have a genuine chance of being engaged, working with Department for Work and Pensions