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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
2.16.i. Develop and commission a new organisation for debt management across government
Cabinet Office
4.5.i. Respond to the recommendations of the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons (which is considering how the House of Commons should handle legislation that affects only part of the UK, and which is expected to report in spring 2013)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.1.ii. Conduct assessment of REF submissions
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.2.ii. Establish and run the £180m joint Medical Research Council-Technology Strategy Board Biomedical Catalyst to support research and development
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.5.i. Complete the Focus on Enforcement programme and, with other departments, ensure implementation of its reforms, as detailed on the Focus on Enforcement web site
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.7.i. Work with EU partners to set a target for reducing the overall burden of EU regulation by the end of 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.1.v. Deliver 2 million apprenticeship starts
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.2.iii. Establish a Strategic Advisory Board to implement a Quantum Technologies (QT) Programme with key partners across government, academia and industry
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.15.i. Establish and award a £10m development fund to pilot driverless cars, working with the Department for Transport
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.4.i. Develop and publish a Science and Innovation Strategy for Autumn Statement 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.7.vii. Promote and support Small Business Saturday
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.1.iii. Support the Aerospace Technology Institution to increase their portfolio of projects
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.7.i. Increase the number of signatories for the Compact Start
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.8.ii. Work with the Home Office on targeted action for private sector landlords to check the migration status of new tenants
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.15.iii. Publish a consultation to improve the New Homes Bonus Incentive
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.16.i. Raise Private Rented Sector standards by empowering tenants, providing redress and transparency of fees in relation to letting agents and tackling rogue landlords (including a How to Rent Guide, model tenancy agreement, Code of Practice, mandatory letting agent redress schemes, updated Guidance to local authorities on tackling rogue landlords and primary legislation to require transparency on letting agent fees)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.2.i. Lay secondary legislation, detailing how the Digital Economy Act’s provisions to protect copyright material online will work
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
1.4.ii. Open negotiations with China on the co-production treaty
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
1.11.iii. Boost philanthropy by strengthening legacy giving across our sectors, fundraising skills across publicly-funded cultural bodies and harnessing digital technology
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.3.i. Mobile infrastructure roll-out to begin from contract award date, with the date of the first site on air to be confirmed
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
3.4.i. Manage the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
Department for Education
5.2.i. Consider and,once agreed across government, implement changes to improve the effectiveness of childcare.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.12.vii. Announce a 6-year pipeline flood and coastal erosion risk management capital projects by December 2014 to reduce the risk to at least a further 300,000 households by 2021.
Department for International Development
2.2.ii. Ensure at least 15 countries have budgets and structures that will scale up nutrition programmes to deliver reductions in malnutrition
Department for International Development
4.1.ii. Increase DFID support for peace-building, economic development and strengthened accountability and rule of law in Burma, at a pace consistent with political reform and progress in that country
Department for Work and Pensions
1.3.ii. Review and publish evaluation of the benefit cap
Department for Work and Pensions
2.6.i. Evaluate the national “Day One” initiative to mandate prison leavers to the Work Programme and use this to inform the Ministry of Justice evaluation of the pilots to test the commissioning of employment and reduced re-offending
Department for Work and Pensions
3.1.iv Undertake an independent review of the PIP assessment and publish findings
Department for Work and Pensions
3.3.i. Develop and deliver cross -government initiatives on improving disability employment, ensuring a clear fit with mainstream employment programmes
Department for Work and Pensions
1.8.iii. Publish independent evaluation of the Work Programme by assessing participants’ experiences and outcomes, how the programme was commissioned and how the employment service provider market responds to the Department's commissioning approach
Department of Health
2.1.iv. Through NHS England make progress in four areas (measuring choice; ensuring mandate assurance; supporting transition from Choose and Book to NHS e-Referral Service; use of independent sector to relieve winter pressures) to ensure patients receive their rights to choice of provider at first outpatient appointment and to non-emergency treatment within 18 weeks, as outlined in the NHS Constitution
Department of Health
2.3.iv. Work with NHS England to (i) support Clinical Commissioning Groups to develop their plans and the capability to widen their use of personal health budgets; and (ii) set out plans to widen eligibility for patients who could benefit from the use of personal health budgets
Department of Health
2.10.v. Develop and implement aggregate ratings for hospitals and care services, working with the Care Quality Commission, Nuffield Trust and others
Department of Health
2.8.ii. Use data from the palliative care funding pilots (which ended in March 2014) to issue guidance around possible national prices for local testing in 2015-16
Department of Health
2.13.i. Improve reciprocal charging arrangements with other EEA states
Department of Health
2.15.iii. Increase funding of the Proton Beam Therapy programme to allow 250 patients per year to be treated
Department of Health
2.16.ii. Promote delivery of the Information Strategy, the Power of Information, in the new health and care system
Department of Health
2.17.i. Working with key system partners including Public Health England and NHS England, develop a single portal for patients to see comparative data across the health and care system
Department of Health
5.1.vi. Submit final proposals to ministers for further work on treatment-based accommodation of offenders based on evaluation of test sites, working with NHS EnglandDepartments including the Ministry of Justice by running substance misuse pilots and mental health pilots
Department of Health
2.12.iii. Implement the Friends and Family Test across all GP, community and Mental Health services
Department of Health
6.2.ii. Sequence between 1,800 and 2,300 whole human genomes
Department of Health
3.4.i. Demonstrably reduce inappropriate variation in uptake between CCGs (for drugs and technologies in primary care) and Trusts (secondary care) for all innovations approved by NICE since May 2010
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1.3.v. Provide the FCO’s input into the Government’s review of the balance of competences within the EU, including the foreign policy report
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.9.iii. Deliver a stable and long-term framework for decommissioning relief and a tax regime that supports extraction of shale gas and maximises economic exploitation of the UK’s oil and gas resources
Home Office
2.7.v. Undertake a detailed review of all ‘powers of entry’ to remove unjustified powers and add further safeguards to protect the rights of individuals and businesses, including introducing a new Code of Practice to govern how powers of entry are used
Home Office
2.7.vi. Reach agreement on the UK’s 2014 opt-out decision on pre-Lisbon police and criminal justice measures, working with the Ministry of Justice, other Government departments, Parliament, operational partners, the EU Institutions and other Member States
Home Office
3.7.iii. Strengthen and simplify the legal and policy framework
Home Office
2.3.x. Create a new child abuse image database
Home Office
2.3.xii. Deliver a successful international summit in December on improving child online protection
Ministry of Defence
1.1.ii. Pursue, through high level bilateral meetings between MOD Ministers and US Department of Defense (DoD) colleagues and biannual meetings at Permanent Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense level, a programme of enhanced bilateral cooperation focusing on areas of mutual benefit
Ministry of Defence
1.3.ii. Implement UK commitment to new NATO Command Structure
Ministry of Defence
1.5.ii. Reduce the number of Royal Navy personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
1.7.ii. Reduce the number of RAF personnel by around 5,000
Ministry of Defence
1.9.i. Implement the endorsed outcomes from the Force Generation Review

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.6.i. Ensure good communication of the National Loan Guarantee Scheme and Business Finance Partnership, working with HM Treasury
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1.2.iv. Launch a network of Quantum Technology Hubs aimed at realising the potentially transformative impact of quantum technoloy across business, government and society
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.10.ii. Implement the housing standards review by publishing changes to regulations and statutory guidance
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.3.iii. Launch a rural development programme in England that improves the environment, supports economic growth in rural areas and increases the value for money of Common Agricultural Policy spending
Department for Transport
2.2.iii. Commence engineering design, environmental impact assessment, and preparation of the second hybrid Bill, subject to decision following consultation
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.4.i. Shape reforms to the International Monetary Fund in line with UK interests
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.6.i. Work with the Bank of England on the delivery of the Funding for Lending Scheme extension to 2015, to improve credit flowing into the real economy