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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
2.2.ii. Support public sector spin-outs including 50 mutuals in local authority control and further spin-outs in central government
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.5.i. Approve a second wave of projects
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.8.i. Extend the Primary Authority Scheme
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.11.ii. Incentivise the creation of endowments in the cultural sector
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 International Development
1.4.i. Establish a range of novel public-private partnerships between the international research centre (CABI), relevant mobile operators, and other private sector players able to reach 4million farmers in India
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 of Energy and Climate Change
2.3.ii. Inform Ofgem of energy suppliers’ obligations under the Warm Home Discount to provide support for fuel poor households not in the Core Group
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
2.2.i. Roll out NHS 111 to the whole of England, working through NHS England
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
Ministry of Justice
5.1.ii. Implement proposals to increase the utilisation of courts and tribunals to ensure capacity is aligned to workload

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.2.iv. Commence three procurements with the aim of transforming the business models of Government services
Cabinet Office
2.8.i. Complete 90% of all abolitions and mergers
Cabinet Office
2.13.iii. Develop an automated collection tool for QDS data
Cabinet Office
2.13.iv. Work with Internal Audit and the National Audit Office to quality assure QDS data
Cabinet Office
2.14.ii. Establish an enhanced Major Projects Authority, working with Infrastructure UK, drawing on recommendations made in Lord Browne’s Review
Cabinet Office
2.16.i. Develop and commission a new organisation for debt management across government
Cabinet Office
4.6.i. Negotiate and agree a second wave of deals, working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG) and other government departments
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.3.iv. Announce expected number of jobs to be created and safeguarded by the successful AMSCI Rounds 3 and 4 projects
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.4.ii. Ensure that Wave 2 City Deals are agreed and that each includes a BIS offer tailored to that city’s needs, working with Cabinet Office and DCLG
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.5.v. Working with the Future High Street Forum, consider measures to address parking issues to support high streets
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.9.i. No Second Night services in place in all local authorities with significant number of rough sleepers, to support rough sleepers into accommodation
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.1.iv. Make £2m available in grants to support people wishing to start up childcare businesses, enabling more women to find affordable childcare and return to work
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.2.iv. Develop an action plan, working with industry, other Government Departments and strategic partners, to tackle negative body image to inform policy and share good practice with industry
Department for Education
6.4.i. Develop and implement the parenting class trial, which will offer vouchers for parenting classes to mothers and fathers of children under five in three areas
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.6.i. Promote UK agriculture, food and drink exports and/or remove trade barriers through ministerial visits to at least 3 countries identified as key markets
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.6.ii. Populate “Open to Export” webpage with UK Trade and Investment and industry to facilitate exports by the UK agriculture, food and drink industries
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.i. Revise and publish environmental guidance so it is simple, clear and easy to find on gov.uk
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.iii. Conduct a root and branch review of the environmental information required from businesses and publish plans for implementing the changes
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.iv. Pilot a simplified way for businesses to report environmental information and establish whether, how and when it can be extended
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.10.i. Implement the Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan to stimulate growth in the sector
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
4.1.ii. Review the Chalara Management Plan and publish an updated version
Department for International Development
2.2.iii. Expand access to and educational outcomes for poor children, including through low-cost private schools, in at least four countries
Department for International Development
2.3.ii. Jointly lead the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation including through a Ministerial meeting in 2013 that accelerates action on domestic resource mobilisation, transparency, knowledge sharing and the private sector’s contribution to development
Department for International Development
3.4.i. Pilot traceability of DFID aid under the Aid Transparency Challenge and propose roll out plan
Department for International Development
3.4.iii. Introduce new ways to allow poor people to directly monitor and comment on aid projects as part of the Global Poverty Action Fund
Department for International Development
4.1.i. Implement new security and justice programmes in 12 fragile and conflict-affected states
Department for International Development
4.1.iii. Support the political transition process in Yemen following the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative
Department for International Development
4.2.ii. Support the Federal Government of Somalia to develop and deliver their priorities for Somalia; robust public financial management, building political stability and improved security and justice
Department for International Development
5.1.iv. Ensure Risk Assessments for Violence against Women and Girls are undertaken in all UK funded humanitarian support
Department for International Development
6.1.vi. Support climate technology innovation centres in at least two countries
Department for Transport
5.5.iii. Complete Phase 2 of UKH2Mobility – developing a roll-out strategy for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the UK
Department for Transport
6.2.ii. Determine scope and content of full consultation on civil sanction powers for CAA
Department for Transport
7.1.ii. Deliver a new, fully operational national Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham
Department for Transport
8.7.i. Complete the implementation of the Department’s response to the report of the Laidlaw Inquiry and identify any next steps if needed
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.vi. Consult on and bring into force extended support through the Renewable Heat Incentive to additional non-domestic technologies and to the domestic sector
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.vii. Consult on and bring into force longer term non-domestic cost control measures, biomass sustainability, air quality standards and changes to the existing regulations, reflecting lessons learnt since the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme opened
Department of Energy and Climate Change
i. Publish progress report for the Oil and Gas Sector Strategy (in partnership with BIS and industry)
Department of Energy and Climate Change
ii. Establish the mechanisms needed to deliver the actions of the Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy (in partnership with BIS and industry)
Department of Health
1.2.iii. Roll out the Bowel Scope Screening programme to 30% of the country
Department of Health
1.5.i. 20% of doctors to undergo revalidation
Department of Health
2.2.ii. Review the NHS 111 service to ensure that it is fit for the future, working through NHS England
Department of Health
2.2.iii. Ensure the NHS111 service has the appropriate structures and explore future strategic direction, working through NHS England
Department of Health
2.2.iv. Review NHS 111 interaction with GP out of hours services through NHS England
Department of Health
2.8.i. Set up and run pilots to collect the data needed to inform the development of a palliative care funding system through NHS England
Department of Health
2.10.ii. Provide a progress report on implementation of actions in response to the Francis report
Department of Health
3.7.i. Ensure that there are arrangements in place to protect individual patients who are receiving treatment with drugs funded by the Cancer Drugs Fund as the planned end of the Fund approaches
Department of Health
6.1.i. Pilot three radical changes in policy to reduce the cost of ill health to other Government Departments: Tackling prisoner drug and alcohol problems to enable return to work; Freeing up Police time to combat crime by better access to mental health services for Police cell “frequent flyers”; Psychological wellbeing and work (see Mental Health objectives)
Department of Health
6.5.ii. Achieve the sale of DH land to provide 1,000 new homes in the financial year 2013-14, subject to planning permission
Department of Health
6.5.iii. Open up procurement and increase the opportunities available and awarded to SMEs with further investment in the Small Business Research Initiative
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.2.i. Assist the Afghan-led peace process with the Taliban
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.2.ii. Encourage cross border security co-operation and co-ordination in Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas in a way that reduces the terrorist threat to the UK
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.2.iii. Support the agreement of a long-term strategic partnership between Afghanistan and Pakistan
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.3.ii. Achieve the adoption of a UN Arms Trade Treaty and campaign for at least 30 signatories
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
3.1.iii. Modernise our services, including a 10% reduction of notarial work
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
3.1.iv. Introduce 3 new contact centres and expand the one in Malaga to provide a fully live global service
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.2.iv. Hold annual PM/Presidential level meetings and broader ministerial engagement to continue a strong, close and frank relationship with the US
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.3.i. Deepen and widen the single market, removing unnecessary EU regulations
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.4.iii. Support efforts on international anti-corruption, particularly in holding other countries properly to account on anti-bribery and corruption behaviour
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.5.iii. Improve overseas communication of the UK visa service
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.1.i. Launch 20 taskforces each year focusing on rule breakers
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.1.v. Run four campaigns each year to provide opportunities for tax payers to voluntarily put their tax affairs in order
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.9.iii. Complete the second wave of City Deals, to give more cities the power to strengthen their local economies
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.5.i. Support departments in the sale and commercialisation of Government owned assets
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.4.ii. Deliver the 2014 Financial Sector Resilience Plan
Home Office
3.1.iii. Provide 1,000 places for MBA graduates who want to stay in Britain and start up businesses
Home Office
3.1.iv. Allow PhD students 12 months after completion of their studies to seek skilled work or set up as an entrepreneur
Home Office
1.3.iii. Complete the handover of overseas passport application processing from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Ministry of Defence
1.1.i. Deliver annual review of US / UK Trade Co-operation Treaty
Ministry of Defence
1.7.xi. Withdraw the three variants of the TriStar transport / tanker aircraft from service
Ministry of Defence
3.4.i. Deliver Tranche 2 by implementing Voluntary Early Release Scheme (VERS) 12/14
Ministry of Defence
4.3.vii. Agree targets for reducing our key suppliers’ greenhouse gas emissions
Ministry of Justice
2.3.ii. Take forward delivery of the Government’s key strategic priorities for female offenders published in March 2013, working with the new Advisory Board
Ministry of Justice
3.3.v. Work with other Member States to ensure that procedures under the EU Framework Decision work smoothly from the date of implementation
Ministry of Justice
4.2.i. Implement secondary legislation and separately monitor arrangements to assess their impact, including on reducing the level of secure custodial remands
Ministry of Justice
5.1.iv. Integrate in the region of 24 new appeal rights into the tribunal chambers structure
Ministry of Justice
5.4.i. Scope new tribunal funding/fee models, building information on the full cost of appeals and claims – from initial decision to the end of the tribunal process