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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
2.11.iii. With BIS, launch a second phase of Red Tape reviews to look at areas such as infrastructure, key stages in the growth of companies, and business activities where negotiating the system is overly complex
Cabinet Office
2.11.iv. Ensure, with BIS, that significant Red Tape Challenge measures with deregulatory impact are implemented during this Parliament
Cabinet Office
4.5.ii. Work with the Scotland Office and Scottish Government to facilitate a legal, fair and decisive referendum on Scotland’s constitutional future
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.14.vii. Ensure scheme is communicated effectively
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.7.v. Publish Lord Young review into Enterprise for All
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.2.i. Deliver the Department’s commitments within wave 1 City Deals
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.3.ii. Launch the Right to Buy agents service to help eligible social tenants go through the Right to Buy process
Department for Communities and Local Government
1.5.xii. Publish a consultation on changes to national planning policy and Planning Policy for Travellers to ensure that the planning system applies fairly and equally to both the settled community and the traveller community
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.2.vi. Complete the Feasibility Phases for pilots to market test innovative solutions to deliver superfast broadband services to the most difficult to reach areas of the UK
Department for Education
1.3.i. Undertake national property data survey in order to provide a national picture of the condition of the entire school estate
Department for Education
2.1.ii. Ensure maintained schools start to teach the new national curriculum
Department for Education
2.4.ii. Reform A levels to increase the involvement of universities in the design and development of the qualifications
Department for Education
4.4.ii. Introduce level 3 early years educators qualifications
Department for Education
5.4.i. Enable the creation of childminder agencies to improve support for childminders and choice for parents
Department for Education
6.1.i. Test the proposals in the SEN green paper through local pathfinders (single assessment, access to specialist expertise and engagement of children, young people and their parents and families, improve choice and control through the use of personal budgets and direct payments)
Department for Education
6.1.iii. Reform provision for children and young people with SEN and expand parental choice and control
Department for Education
6.4.iii. Provide funding to increase capacity in school kitchens and eating areas, and to cover recurrent costs to enable schools and colleges to meet the new requirements to offer free meals from September 2014
Department for Education
1.1.v. Assess the seventh round of free school applications and announce those approved – these schools will open from 2015 onward
Department for Education
5.1.iii. Consult on and introduce new statutory guidance on delivery of Government funded early education
Department for Education
5.1.iv. Deliver the extension to the entitlement to Government-funded early education for eligible two year olds
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.3.i. Invest £100 million from the Rural Development Programme for England to help small businesses improve their skills, facilities and competitiveness
Department for International Development
1.5.i. Establish a taskforce on higher education to investigate opportunities for development interventions
Department for Transport
4.1.iii. Agree and implement deals on the transport elements of the Cities agenda with the core cities (Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield)
Department for Work and Pensions
3.2.ii. Review progress and publish periodic updates, which will show progress against key outcomes, including using the indicator framework which is currently being developed
Department for Work and Pensions
6.4.ii. Introduce time limits for DWP to respond to an appeal
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.2.ii. Consult and publish proposals to reform the procedure for gaining underground access to oil or gas deposits, as well as geothermal energy
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
Home Office
2.2.iii. Replace police negotiating machinery with a Pay Review Body
Home Office
2.5.i. Implement Home Office led actions from the strategy and action plan on criminal justice reform
Home Office
4.4.i. Support the emergency services to implement the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
4.3.iii. Bring new IER system into force in Scotland
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.6.iii. With Cabinet Office, launch a second phase of Red Tape reviews to look at areas such as infrastructure, key stages in the growth of companies, and business activities where negotiating the system is overly complex
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.3.iv. Negotiate and implement an EU regulation on access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits from their utilisation, to enable the UK’s ratification of the Nagoya Protocol
Department for Transport
5.1.v. Introduce free-flow charging at Dartford to improve journey reliability at the Crossing and test the technology’s potential effectiveness for other parts of the SRN
Department for Transport
5.4.iv. Reform drug driving laws by developing secondary legislation covering relevant drugs
Department for Work and Pensions
5.4.i. Implement Family Impact Assessments by means of publication and dissemination of guidance to all government departments
Department of Energy and Climate Change
2.1.iv. Bring into force amended Energy Company Obligation (ECO) regulations, including reducing the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation element of ECO for the period to 2015, and setting a target for the period to 2017 reflecting this same level of activity
Department of Health
2.10.iii. Introduce a new fit and proper person requirement (FPPR) for Directors of health and care providers registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Department of Health
4.1.iii. Introduce a statutory duty of candour to patients and family members
Department of Health
2.5.iv. Lay minimum eligibility regulations before Parliament
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.8.iv. Introduce a more extensive digital service to help small and medium enterprises deal with their tax affairs, building on the pilot
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.8.vii. Introduce a £560 cash increase in the Personal Allowance for 2014-15 to raise the point at which people start paying income tax to £10,000
Home Office
2.7.i. Implement the Home Office actions in the cross-government alcohol strategy
Home Office
2.7.iv. Develop and implement de-regulatory measures to reduce the burdens of alcohol licensing on responsible businesses
Home Office
3.3.iii. Consider whether changes to the Investor and Entrepreneur routes could increase the benefit to the UK and implement any necessary rule changes