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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.iv. Commence three procurements with the aim of transforming the business models of Government services
Cabinet Office
2.3.ii. Publish Open Public Services 2014, the annual account of progress and next steps in reforming public services
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
2.17.i. Reduce the running costs on the central Government estate by £600 million per annum
Cabinet Office
2.17.ii. Generate proceeds from the sale of freehold properties of £1.25 billion
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
Cabinet Office
5.4.ii. Launch 2nd round of Social Incubator Fund and complete awards
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
5.2.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 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.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 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
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 for Work and Pensions
1.5.ii. Deliver 40,000 business start-ups through the New Enterprise Allowance
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
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
2.6.i. Develop incentives to improve access to primary care in disadvantaged areas, 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
3.3.iv. NHS England will publish the first of six of a range of tools and guidance to support Clinical Commissioning Groups deliver transformational change in relation to their QIPP objectives
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
5.4.i. Deliver changes in terms of employee contributions for delivering the Spending Review commitments, including necessary changes in regulations, working with HM Treasury, other public sector schemes and current NHS Pension Scheme governance arrangements
Department of Health
6.4.i. Develop a national NIHR BioResource to provide a cohort of patients, their relatives and healthy volunteers who wish to participate in experimental medicine
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
2.3.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
1.4.iii. Support efforts on international anti-corruption, particularly in holding other countries properly to account on anti-bribery and corruption behaviour
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
Home Office
2.2.vi. Introduce legislation to help police tackle the illegal use of firearms
Home Office
2.3.iii. Introduce legislation to give victims a say in how the police deal with low level crime and anti-social behaviour
Home Office
2.3.iv. Introduce legislation to give the police, local authorities and others faster, more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour
Home Office
2.4.iv. Secure legal status for the College of Policing to support its effective operation
Home Office
2.5.ii. Increase the number of shoplifting cases which the police can prosecute by introducing legislation
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
3.3.vi. Crack down on bogus visa applicants by undertaking at least 100,000 visa interviews focused on the highest risk countries
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
3.2.ii. Introduce legislation to underpin and support the Transforming Rehabilitation Reforms
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

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.6.i. Move more than 250 departmental, agency and arm’s length bodies to GOV.UK while continuing to develop and improve the site
Cabinet Office
2.5.i. Further extend project bank accounts to ensure rapid payment to supply chain members and support to small and medium-sized enterprises
Cabinet Office
2.5.iii. Publish the forward pipeline of funded Government construction projects
Cabinet Office
5.2.ii. Deliver a nationwide programme of commercial skills masterclasses for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, in partnership with VCSE and commercial organisations
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.1.ii. Extend the right to request flexible working to all employees and create a system of shared parental leave
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.4.i. Launch the new Competition and Markets Authority, building on the successes of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, working with HM Treasury
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.4.ii. Review progress by online energy, mobile phone, current account and credit card businesses on introducing measures to enable customers to access their own transactional and usage data
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.2.ii. Implement the notifications scheme set out in the Digital Economy Act
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.6.ii. Take forward a Legislative Reform Order to create various entertainment licensing exemptions for schools, hospitals, nurseries, community venues, local government premises and circuses
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.6.iv. Implement the Equalities Red Tape Challenge package by repealing unnecessary legislation and supporting small businesses on equality and anti-discrimination
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.12.i. Pass Remote Gambling legislation
Department for Education
1.2.i. Increase the value of the pupil premium to £900 whilst holding schools to account for what they achieve with the extra money by introducing a requirement on schools judged by Ofsted to be neither good nor outstanding, and that are not closing the gap between their disadvantaged pupils and their peers, to draw up an action plan on how they will spend their pupil premium from Sep 2013
Department for Education
4.1.i. Designate 500 teaching schools which will lead improvement in their local school alliances
Department for Education
5.1.i. Deliver early learning places to around 130,000 two year olds between September 2013 and April 2014
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
3.2.i. Introduce new primary legislation to encourage responsible dog ownership in England and Wales and secondary legislation on dog microchipping in England
Department for International Development
1.1.iii. Develop a new commercial legal programme to support DFID’s economic development work
Department for Transport
3.1.iii. Reform the Ticketing and Settlement Agreement to enable more innovation and reduce the regulatory burden on both government and train operators
Department for Transport
5.3.i. Commence operation of HGV charging systems
Department for Transport
6.2.iii. Establish a series of pilots to test the Security Management Systems (SeMS) concept, a systematic way to identify threats and control risk while maintaining assurance that security measures are being applied effectively, and a move to a more audit-based inspection regime
Department for Transport
6.2.iv. Transfer appropriate aviation security functions from the DfT to the CAA
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.1.ii. Carry out public consultation on Private Rented Sector legislation
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.viii. Establish the Emissions Performance Standard
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.1.ix. Enable necessary early investment decisions for low carbon projects prior to implementation of the Electricity Market Reform programme
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.viii. Implement new Renewables Obligation bands for offshore wind
Department of Health
2.1.i. Introduce, through NHS England, choice of NHS funded care for long term conditions and in diagnostics and post-diagnosis
Department of Health
2.1.iv. Through NHS England make progress in four areas aimed at providing commissioners and patients with the information they need to ensure consultant-led, non-emergency treatment starts within a maximum of 18 weeks, or where this is not possible, for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer an alternative provider, as outlined in the NHS Constitution
Department of Health
2.3.iii. Introduce a right to ask for a personal health budget for everyone who is in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare, by April 2014
Department of Health
2.12.iii. Review the Friends and Family Test and ensure it is fit for purpose, through NHS England
Department of Health
3.2.i. Implement a Payment by Results Tariff with NHS England and Monitor to expand the scope of tariffs and currencies
Department of Health
3.2.ii. Increasingly base payment on the cost of best practice models of care and introduce tariffs which cover “pathways of care”
Department of Health
3.2.iii. Continue to set tariffs which promote the shifting of care to less acute settings and reduce lengths of stay in hospital, and which incentivise day case and outpatient treatments where clinically appropriate
Department of Health
3.3.i. Support integrated, high quality care by developing tariffs for the full costs of care for people with long-term conditions (to include a risk-adjusted capitated funding model, with currencies developed in 2013/14, working through NHS England
Department of Health
4.1.iv. Working with the Care Quality Commission, Monitor and partners, develop and implement a single failure regime for quality and finance
Department of Health
3.5.v. Require the Health and Social Care Information Centre to review data and in line with achieving a digital NHS by 2018 automate many data collections and processes
Department of Health
4.1.iii. Introduce a statutory duty of candour to patients and family members
Department of Health
5.1.i. Support selected pilots in local areas to implement a local payment by results scheme for drugs and alcohol recovery, capture best practice and share learning, working with Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Health
5.1.ii. Publish payment by results information, subject to commercial confidentiality and guidance from the UK Statistics Authority, working with Home Office and the Ministry of Justice
Department of Health
5.3.i. Support Monitor to work with its partners to establish the new national tariff, make progress in introducing the provider licensing and continuity of service regimes, and to begin to perform its functions around choice and competition from April 2013
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.4.i. Accelerate political transition in Syria and prepare for the aftermath; prevent chemical and biological weapon proliferation; provide humanitarian support and minimise the impact on the region
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.8.ii. Deploy staff from the UK team of experts into at least 5 conflict and post-conflict areas to support the provision of justice for the survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
3.1.v. Complete the handover of overseas passport processing to Her Majesty’s Passport Office, ensuring good service through the transition, and achieving a more cost effective and secure customer service
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.1.ii. Secure the signature of EU free trade agreements with Canada and India, and launch negotiations with the USA
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.1.iii. Use the Olympic and Paralympic legacy and GREAT campaign to promote the UK’s values and increase trade, tourism and investment
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.1.iv. Make measurable progress through economic diplomacy towards the government’s trade and investment targets, including through strengthening UK Chambers of Commerce overseas, reducing trade barriers and improved understanding of the UK visa regime
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.1.iii. Collect additional revenues of £5.8bn by April 2014 on the way to £9bn additional revenues per year by 2014-15
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.8.ii. Introduce a more extensive online PAYE service for individuals to report changes that impact their tax codes, building on the pilot
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.8.v. Introduce changes to online filing for Self Assessment customers, expanding the range of services that customers can access online
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.9.iv. Work with HMT to deliver the new £2,000 Employment Allowance support to small businesses
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.7.iv. Work with HMRC to deliver the new £2,000 Employment Allowance support to small businesses
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.3.i. Implement phased increases in employee pension contributions
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.3.ii. Ensure public sector pay awards will average one per cent for 2013-14 in public sector workforces and the civil service
Her Majesty's Treasury
3.5.ii. Legislate to promote mutuals and foster diversity in financial services
Home Office
2.1.ii. Ensure Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary identifies important policing risks and increases public awareness of police performance to help the public hold the police to account
Home Office
2.1.v. Provide greater transparency and openness in policing by implementing Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations
Home Office
2.2.i. Free up police time by developing actions to be implemented by the College of Policing, Police ICT Company, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners
Home Office
2.6.i. Support selected pilot sites in local areas to implement a local payment by results scheme for drugs and alcohol recovery, capture best practice and share learning
Home Office
2.6.ii. Publish payment by results information, subject to commercial confidentiality and guidance from the UK Statistics Authority
Home Office
3.3.ii. Extend roll-out of Biometric Residence Permits to overseas applicants
Home Office
3.5.iii. Implement the revised approach to assisted voluntary returns
Home Office
3.6.ii. Double the maximum level of penalties levied on employers exploiting illegal workers
Ministry of Defence
1.7.iv. Establish five new RAuxAF Squadrons
Ministry of Defence
2.2.i. Develop and agree NEM policy design and incorporate this into a costed transition, software development and implementation plan (NEM Stage II)
Ministry of Defence
2.2.v. Improve Service Families Accommodation (SFA) in the UK and Overseas by: a. Refurbishing 650 family homes; b. Purchasing 25 family homes; and c. Providing 600 new bed spaces for Service Personnel living unaccompanied
Ministry of Defence
2.8.iii. Create Defence Primary Healthcare
Ministry of Defence
3.1.vi. Restructured Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Full Operating Capability (FOC) to transform estate management
Ministry of Defence
3.2.ii. Close the Defence Reform Programme and transition the New Operating Model to Business as Usual
Ministry of Justice
2.2.v. Support selected pilot sites to implement a local payment by results scheme for drug and alcohol recovery, capture best practice and share learning
Ministry of Justice
2.2.vi. Publish the drug and alcohol recovery pilots’ payment by results information, subject to commercial confidentiality and guidance from the UK Statistics Authority
Ministry of Justice
4.2.ii. Announce funding models for future years
Ministry of Justice
5.1.vi. Create Single Family and Single County courts to enable greater effectiveness and efficiency
Ministry of Justice
5.4.ii. Strengthen protection from rogue bailiffs while making sure that debts can be collected fairly
Ministry of Justice
6.1.iii. Implement final legal aid transformation proposals (other than crime competition), subject to consultation outcome
Ministry of Justice
7.4.i. Implement changes in the Crime and Courts Bill to reform judicial appointments and increase diversity