Home Office business plan 2011-2015

Our business plan includes our vision, our objectives and the specific priorities we need to deliver, along with details of our departmental expenditure and transparency agenda.

The Home Office business plan 2011-15 sets out in detail the scale of reforms that the government is undertaking. It changes the way that the department is held accountable for putting policies into practice, giving members of the public a greater level of detail on the work of government. 

This updates the version of the business plan published in November 2010.   


This section encompasses our overall vision for the department and the way in which we will operate over the four years from 2011-12. It makes clear how we will put power in the hands of communities and individuals and equip Britain for long-term success. 

Coalition priorities

Our coalition priorities were determined in the light of reduced spending allocations and the coalition values of freedom, fairness and responsibility. This section also includes what we will stop doing as a result of phased structural reform. Our plan sets out our top seven departmental structural reform priorities, which are to:

  1. empower the public to hold the police to account for their role in cutting crime
  2. free up the police to fight crime more effectively and efficiently 
  3. create a more integrated Criminal Justice System 
  4. secure our borders and reduce immigration 
  5. protect people’s freedoms and civil liberties
  6. protect our citizens from terrorism
  7. build a fairer and more equal society

Structural reform plan

Structural reform plans are key tools for holding departments accountable for the implementation of programme for government commitments, replacing the old top-down systems of targets and central micromanagement. This section includes the actions and deadlines for implementing our reforms and replaces the Home Office business plan which was published in November 2010.

Each month we publish a simple report on its progress in meeting these commitments. Read the monthly progress reports.


Greater transparency across government is at the heart of our commitment to enable the public to hold politicians and public bodies to account, to reduce the deficit and deliver better value for money in public spending.

The transparency section of the business plan sets out the information that will enable the public to assess the value for money and productivity of the services for which we are responsible, holding us more effectively to account. By publishing a wide range of indicators and other data sets, we will enable the public to make up their own minds about how the department is performing.

All the data outlined in this section will be made available free of charge, and we will regularly review whether our published data meets the needs of the public.

Business plan quarterly data summary

The Business plan quarterly data summary's (QDS) primary purpose is to make management information currently held by government available to members of the public. See the Quarterly data summary and measurement annex.

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