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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
5.5.i. Publish a draft Protection of Charities Bill including measures to maintain public trust and confidence in the effective regulation of charities
Cabinet Office
4.7.i. With BIS, publish the Carr Review
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.9.i. Establish a set of UK programmes agreed with the European Commission that ensures that EU Structural & Investment Funds for 2014-20 are better targeted to delivering growth and jobs
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
5.3.vi. Deliver the recommendations and wider principles of the Kay Report and report on progress
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 Communities and Local Government
3.6.i. Run the bidding process and allocate Fire Transformation and Efficiency Incentive Funding to encourage joint working between fire and rescue authorities, collaboration with other blue lights services, to help meet up-front costs of service transformation and to ensure efficient and effective service delivery
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
5.3.i. Legislate to require tribunals to impose an Equal Pay Audit where employers have breached equal pay legislation
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.5.i. Finalise with Thames Water and Ofwat the delivery model for the Thames Tunnel, including the finance, which will enable the start of procurement of the works contractors and the delivery vehicle so that construction starts in 2016
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.9.i. Revise and publish environmental guidance so it is simple, clear and easy to find on gov.uk
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 Work and Pensions
1.2.i. Undertake procurement process to seek a provider to deliver the Work Capability Assessment
Department for Work and Pensions
6.3.i. Run further pilots, in addition to the 4 pilots already implemented for the Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS), to test the design of a single investigation process and prosecution policy covering the totality of welfare benefit fraud, and start to roll-out the service nationally
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.vii. Develop and implement "Help to Work" scheme
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
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
3.5.ii. Develop and implement an Enforcement Transition Programme to make targeted improvements to the volume of removals including high harm individuals and overstayers through increasing compliance with immigration conditions, driving up voluntary and assisted departures and enforced removals

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.7.vi. Promote and support Global Entrepreneurship Week
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1.4.i. Report on progress made towards achieving a more effective and proportionate EU regulatory framework for GM and nanotechnology based on science and evidence, and on raising awareness about the benefits offered
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.14.ii. Complete repairs to the most critical flood defences before the winter 2014/15
Department for International Development
3.4.ii. Update DFID’s guidance on beneficiary feedback with lessons from pilots
Department for Transport
4.1.i. Work with Civil Society, Local Government and business to build on our Olympic legacy and maximise opportunities for more people to cycle more often and with confidence. Take forward through a Delivery Plan in agreement with all involved
Department for Transport
6.1.iv. In line with the Airports Commission's interim report, develop a work programme and (subject to securing a satisfactory commercial funding contribution) a programme to redevelop Gatwick Airport railway station
Department for Work and Pensions
1.4.i. Develop and implement the accepted recommendations from the Sickness Absence Review, including the new health and work assessment and advisory service
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.iii. Evaluate the delivery of the young person day-one support pilot in London and publish results
Department for Work and Pensions
2.1.i. Publish the second Social Justice progress report
Home Office
2.2.ii. Consider response from the police negotiating machinery on proposals on pay, a fast-track scheme to the rank of inspector, fitness testing and other matters within their remit, following the Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions, Part 2 report
Ministry of Justice
2.2.iii. Work with the Department of Health to explore alternative forms of treatment-based accommodation for mentally ill and substance misusing offenders
Ministry of Justice
3.3.iv. Introduce legislation to enable recalled prisoners to be released for the purpose of removal from the UK
Ministry of Justice
5.2.vi. Legislate to allow the majority of high-volume, low-level, ‘regulatory’ cases to be dealt with away from traditional magistrates’ courts
Ministry of Justice
7.4.ii. Work with the senior judiciary to review structures and support arrangements for judges to deliver a more efficient and effective justice system
Ministry of Justice
1.1.ii. Publish a review of progress