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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.

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Title
Cabinet Office
2.4.iii. Reduce spending by exercising spending controls and procurement policies, manage suppliers as a single customer
Cabinet Office
2.4.iv. Work with other departments to deliver the aim that 25% of contract value (directly and in the supply chain) is awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises by the end of the current Parliament
Cabinet Office
2.7.ii. Ensure the new Centre for Public Appointments provides guidance and advice to departments - whose Ministers are responsible for public appointments - to improve the appointments process and increase diversity
Cabinet Office
2.9.i. Implement and deliver actions in the Civil Service Reform Plan
Cabinet Office
2.9.vi. Revise mid-year and end-year performance appraisal guidance to require Ministers in all departments to feed into the performance appraisals of Civil Servants whose work they see
Cabinet Office
2.10.ii. Support departments in succession planning for the appointment of non-executives to Departmental Boardsmanagement through non-executives and Departmental Boards
Cabinet Office
2.15.i. Deliver exceptional professional standards in communications through more effective integrated campaigns across government; a more efficient approach through new organisational arrangements, as envisaged in Civil Service Reform, by utilising the new procurement frameworks and through better use of evaluation; and better education of government communicators through the Aspire and Government Communications Network programmes
Cabinet Office
4.1.ii. Take forward proposals from the Government’s White Paper on Recall of MPs
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.3.i. Provide programme support from the Technology Strategy Board on SBRI competition design and process, together with guidance, best practice and help with publicity
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.13.i. Deliver savings of 50% in the administration budget of Arts Council England
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.1.ii. Support emerging Destination Management Organisations (replacing the old Tourist Boards) to become highly focused, industry-led partnerships
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.11.i. Establish in legislation, subject to opportunity, a new operationally-independent body to hold in trust the Public Forest Estate in England that will become financially sustainable in the longer term and maximise the social, environmental and economic value of the assets under its care
Department for Transport
2.1.vi. Take first hybrid bill through Parliament
Department for Transport
3.2.iii. Start franchise competitions for Northern, TransPennine, Great Western, Greater Anglia and West Coast, in accordance with the published franchising programme
Department of Energy and Climate Change
4.1.iv. Drive efforts within the European Union to amend the Emission Trading System Directive to deliver full auctioning of allowances
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.3.i. Work with international partners/E3+3 to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, through diplomacy and international pressure, and persuade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.3.iv. Demonstrate progress across the three pillars of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and work with international partners to deliver a positive outcome by the May 2015 Review Conference
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.3.iv. Work with Ministry of Justice to implement agreed reforms to the European Court of Human Rights, including drafting amendments to the European Convention on Human Rights and advancing the debate on further reform, working with other Member States
Her Majesty's Treasury
1.1.vi. Ensure sound financial management of the Treasury’s EU & international financial commitments
Home Office
1.5.i. Improve the experience for passengers at the border, through better use of automated clearance, technology and improved performance against our service standards
Home Office
1.5.ii. Increase further the UK’s ability to detect and stop crime at the border through stronger targeting of people who abuse our laws
Home Office
2.3.xiii. Establish a non-statutory independent inquiry panel to consider whether public bodies, and other non-state institutions, have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse. The panel to provide an interim report by May 2015
Ministry of Justice
3.1.i. Increase significantly the number of hours worked by prisoners in custody
Ministry of Justice
3.3.i. Extend or negotiate new Prisoner Transfer Agreements, including ratifying the first compulsory PTA with a high volume country (Albania); transferring the first FNO under compulsory arrangements; and negotiating more compulsory PTAs with our high volume countries
Ministry of Justice
4.1.ii. Deliver at least one facility that reflects the new model for the youth secure estate, with a clear focus on education
Ministry of Justice
4.1.iii. Develop a longer term strategy for the Youth Secure Estate that reflects the new approach and enables delivery of additional facilities
Ministry of Justice
5.2.ii. Implement actions from the strategy and action plan on criminal justice reform
Ministry of Justice
5.2.iii. Monitor implementation of strategy and action plan on criminal justice reform and improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of CJS by the Criminal Justice Board
Ministry of Justice
7.1.i. Extend the Freedom of Information Act to further organisations
Ministry of Justice
7.2.i. Implement agreed reforms to the European Court of Human Rights, including drafting amendments to the European Convention on Human Rights and advancing the debate on further reform, working with the FCO and other Council of Europe Member States
Ministry of Justice
7.3.ii. Operate the Criminal Offences Gateway to ensure that no unnecessary criminal laws are enacted
Ministry of Justice
7.5.ii. Assess new civil and criminal EU proposals, and operate the Title V opt-out where appropriate, to secure and protect UK national interests
Ministry of Justice
1.1.i. Work with legal sector stakeholders to develop relations with markets with restricted access for UK lawyers