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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
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.1.i. Bring forward legislative proposals to introduce early conciliation by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, amend the formula for up-rating redundancy payment limits and introduce a system of financial penalties
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.2.i. Support 12 pilot neighbourhood budgets to implement their neighbourhood budgets
Department for Education
1.3.ii. Open first school under the Priority School Building Programme
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.7.i. Introduce the Water Bill, as soon as parliamentary time allows
Department for Work and Pensions
4.1.i. Secure legislation to bring forward announced changes to state and private pensions, including introducing the single tier pension and Bereavement Support Payment, bringing forward the increase to State Pension age to 67 by eight years (to be phased-in between 2026 and 2028) and introducing a framework for periodic reviews of the State Pension age subject to parliamentary approval
Department of Health
1.3.iii. Double the number of parents who benefit from receiving high quality advice and information from the Information Service for Parents
Department of Health
1.5.i. 20% of doctors to undergo revalidation
Department of Health
2.7.i. Provide 2 year progress report to the Prime Minister on the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia
Department of Health
4.1.ii. Introduce a new offence for providers of health and social care that provide misleading information
Department of Health
4.1.v. Amend a loophole in Section 19 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 that allows some providers to voluntarily close services in order to avoid enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission
Home Office
2.1.i. Increase the powers and responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners to serve the public interest, including commissioning of victim services
Home Office
3.6.ii. Double the maximum level of penalties levied on employers exploiting illegal workers

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.13.i. Release second annual data on the funds in and size of investments made by the Green Investment Bank
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.3.i. Monitor delivery of the refurbishment of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War galleries and fulfilment of the conditions of approval to invest
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.1.i. Publish a response to the recommendations of the Women’s Business Council and work with other Departments to implement them where appropriate
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.1.ii. Publish a progress report on the implementation of the Women’s Business Council recommendations
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.2.ii. Issue call for evidence on the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual equality action plan, and the Transgender equality action plan, and publish a progress report
Department for International Development
1.2.iii. Develop in liaison with other HMG Departments including the FCO and UKTI an action plan/engagement strategy to improve support to companies doing business in developing countries; to help them succeed and enhance their contribution to inclusive growth
Department for International Development
5.1.vi. Establish an Expert Advisory Group on Girls and Women to help shape DFID’s work on gender
Department for Transport
5.6.i. Develop and promote a UK position on the European Commission’s review of long-term targets in new car and van CO2 regulations and the Commission’s developing strategies for reducing HGV CO2 emissions and rolling out alternative fuels infrastructure
Department for Transport
6.1.i. Develop and issue a response to the Airports Commission’s interim report
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.5.i. Implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, including the requirement for large enterprises to undertake Energy Audits
Department of Energy and Climate Change
4.1.i. Put forward UK proposals to the European Commission for a cost-effective trajectory to 2050 and influence the Commission's Communication on the EU's post-2020 climate and energy framework. As part of this continue to make the case for the EU to increase its 2020 emissions reduction target to 30%
Department of Health
2.9.ii. Put plans into action so that individuals receive personalised care and support in appropriate community settings, supported by the joint NHS England/LGA Improvement programme and through NHS England, local commissioners
Home Office
2.7.iii. Introduce secondary legislation on locally set licensing fees
Home Office
3.6.vi. Independent Migration Advisory Committee to review recruitment of foreign labour for low skilled jobs
Ministry of Defence
1.6.vi. Introduce enhanced Reserve unit level Mentoring, Retention, Career Management and Welfare Support
Ministry of Defence
3.1.x. Award National Training Estate NGEC
Ministry of Defence
3.1.xi. Award housing NGEC
Ministry of Defence
3.1.xii. Award Remaining Regional Primes (South West, South East and Central) NGECs
Ministry of Justice
7.1.ii. Implement commitments following the Government response to Justice Select Committee on post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act