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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
i. Work with other Government departments and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to stimulate the growth of the UK cyber security sector, and with GCHQ to more directly harness its expertise and intellectual property to support economic growth

Cabinet Office
5.1.i. 5000 community organisers trained
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
3.12.ii. Support implementation of the transformation programme that will lead to 6,000 modernised branches across a network of at least 11,500 post offices
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.i. Raise the performance of UKTI’s inward investment work, including through greater use of payment by results and private sector partnerships
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.ii. Extend the reach and improve the impact of trade support services across the English Regions through incentivised contracts with private sector delivery partners and stronger partnerships with local business networks and intermediaries
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.iii. Increase UKTI and FCO partnership with multiplier organisations, including the launch of new collaborative ventures with Chambers of Commerce, to extend reach and impact, and to support the Prime Minister’s National Export Challenge
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.iv. Improve the export performance of mid-sized businesses through a tailored package of support delivered through incentivised private sector contracts
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.v. Drive significant improvements in customer satisfaction, consistency of service delivery and business performance by overseas Posts through the implementation of new Performance Agreements with Ambassadors
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.vi. Promote the Prime Minister’s Life Sciences Strategy and improve the performance of UKTI’s life sciences promotional activities across the board
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.vii. Strengthen strategic relationships with key sovereign wealth funds and other global institutions, to win investment into National Infrastructure Plan and other major UK regeneration projects
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.1.viii. Improve the quality of delivery and outcomes of overseas trade missions by running them jointly with private sector business partners such as the Confederation of British Industry
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
2.7.ii. Work to embed the principles of the Social Mobility Business Compact within firms
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.14.i. Take forward both the affordable and private rented sector housing guarantee schemes
Department for Communities and Local Government
2.9.ii. Introduce legislation to enable the framework for allowable solutions that complete measures to implement a Zero Carbon Homes standard for new builds from 2016
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.4.ii. Start the extended Trouble Families programme
Department for Communities and Local Government
3.1.ii. Public Service Transformation Network - work with the four Whole-Place pilots towards implementation and scaling up of their business cases, and co-design reforms with new places
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.11.ii. Plant a million trees through the Big Tree Plant campaign
Department for International Development
2.1.ii. Ensure 0.7% of gross national income is spent as ODA
Department for International Development
2.1.iv. Release data every March/April showing percentage of gross national income spent as ODA by calendar year
Department for International Development
2.2.iv. Work to increase access to malaria, reproductive health, water, sanitation and hygiene services for poor people, including through voucher programmes in at least three countries
Department for International Development
2.2.v. Support 11 million children in school
Department for International Development
3.1.v. Enhance revenue collection in up to 5 partner countries through capacity development
Department for International Development
3.2.i. Ensure effective implementation and monitoring of anti-corruption and counter-fraud country strategies in all 29 priority DFID country offices
Department for International Development
3.3.iii. Publish progress against the DFID Results Framework on an annual basis, including against DFID’s commitments on sanitation, infant mortality reduction, vaccinations and education
Department for International Development
4.2.i. Spend 30% of UK ODA in fragile and conflict-affected states by 2014-15
Department for International Development
5.1.v. Implement the Girls’ Education Challenge through the charitable and private sectors to deliver up to one million more of the world's poorest girls staying in school by 2015/16
Department for International Development
6.2.ii. Implement a strategy to strengthen DFID’s approach to climate change and resource scarcity, focusing on shaping future investment decisions, new business tools and increasing staff skills
Department for International Development
5.2.iv. Support measures aimed at reducing deaths of women in pregnancy and childbirth, saving up to 50,000 lives
Department for Transport
1.11.i. Legislate to bolster investment in infrastructure to improve economic competitiveness
Department for Work and Pensions
1.5.vi. Develop feasibility pilots aimed at developing better mental health and employment outcomes for people with common mental health problems, both in and out of work. Findings will inform decisions about next steps for the most promising interventions
Department of Health
1.4.ii. Launch Phase 2 of the CASHH fund in 2014, including private market involvement alongside developing more affordable homes for people with long term mental health problems
Department of Health
2.7.ii. Work with partners to recruit 1 million people to become Dementia Friends, improving awareness of dementia and support for those with dementia
Department of Health
6.2.i. Genomics. Build capacity and skills base to sequence 100,000 whole genomes over 3-5 years focussing on cancer, rare and infectious diseases and to support commercial applications
Department of Health
2.5.ii. Allocate funding through the Homes and Communities Agency and the Greater London Authority to deliver 3,500 affordable homes for older and disabled people through the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund by 2018
Department of Health
2.5.iv. Lay minimum eligibility regulations before Parliament
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.7.i. Provide temporary relief from empty property rates for new build properties, working with DCLG
Ministry of Defence
1.3.i. Restructure Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HQ ARRC)
Ministry of Defence
1.6.viii. Restructure deployable divisional headquarters
Ministry of Defence
1.6.ix. Restructure to deliver the new brigade structures identified by Army 2020
Ministry of Justice
2.1.v. Compete services delivered under the majority of our current spend in the community, with contracted providers responsible for rehabilitating the majority of offenders and delivering community order and licence requirements for them
Ministry of Justice
2.1.iii. Design the structure of the new public sector probation service to be as efficient as possible. Commission contracts for the competed services over geographical areas which align as far as possible with other criminal justice services
Ministry of Justice
7.3.iii. Introduce further legislative and non-legislative measures to enhance the position of volunteers and those who act heroically, in the fourth session
Ministry of Justice
1.2.iv. Introduce reforms to the judicial review process so that minor procedural claims are dealt with proportionately and allow appeals to 'leapfrog' directly to the Supreme Court in a wider range of circumstances

Actions to be completed this month

Title
Cabinet Office
2.1.i. Support Whitehall departments in delivering £20 billion of savings per year by 2014/15
Cabinet Office
2.6.v. Work with Departments to deliver the first wave of 25 ‘exemplar’ digital public services
Cabinet Office
2.9.vii. Implement the reformed Civil Service pension scheme
Cabinet Office
2.17.iii. Through the Space for Growth scheme, make empty and under-used Government office space available to small businesses so that they can start up and grow
Cabinet Office
2.2.v. With the Department of Communities and Local Government source professional support for 10 pioneering local authorities to consider and implement new delivery models (including VCSE, mutuals, joint ventures etc.) for their services and disseminate learning through the Delivering Differently programme
Cabinet Office
4.6.iv. With DCLG and BIS, support Local Enterprise Partnerships to develop Local Growth Deals that are focused on economic growth
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
4.2.i. Complete Free Trade Agreement negotiations with India, Canada, Singapore and other ASEAN countries; open and make progress on negotiations with Japan; ensure a substantive bilateral process of trade discussions and negotiations with the US
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2.1.iii. Develop and implement proposals in response to the Law Commission recommendations on the Electronic Communications Code
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
2.13.i. Announce and publish the Governance of National Parks (England) and the Broads draft Bill
Department for Transport
3.3.i. Support major infrastructure investment in London, including the Tube upgrade programme to improve reliability and capacity on the London Underground, by providing funding to Transport for London (TfL)
Department for Transport
4.1.ii. Deliver full approvals of local major transport and PFI schemes given the go-ahead in Spending Review 2010 to enable construction to begin, including the Mersey Gateway bridge
Department for Transport
4.2.iii. Continue to roll out smart ticketing requirements for rail, through replacement rail franchising and other specific interventions, over the Parliament
Department for Transport
7.1.i. Ensure the smooth transition of Coastguard personnel to new roles and career structures
Department for Transport
7.1.iv. Complete the reform process, with all operational systems up and running and delivering services to the public
Department for Transport
8.5.ii. Transform service provision to DfT family by migrating to new ISSC1 platform and implementing standardised Group Operating Model across core functions
Department for Transport
5.7.i. Select areas to pilot comparison road signs showing prices at different service stations along a route, making it easier for drivers to get the cheapest deal and encouraging competition on prices
Department of Energy and Climate Change
3.3.vii. Implementation of air quality standards, non-domestic cost control measures and other changes completed in 2013. Biomass sustainability criteria will be introduced into the domestic and non-domestic schemes before the end of this Parliament
Department of Energy and Climate Change
4.2.i. Complete the disbursement of International Climate Fund funding for the current spending round with DFID, HMT and Defra
Department of Health
2.7.iii. Deliver on a national ambition that 2/3rds of people with dementia should have a diagnosis, with appropriate diagnosis support by March 2015, through NHS England
Department of Health
2.9.ii. Ensure each individual has an agreed personalised care plan that enables, in all cases where it is appropriate, for them to move into a community setting where they can receive care and support, with as many people as possible having moved by March 2015 through NHSE and local commissioners and supported by the Joint Improvement Programme
Department of Health
2.19.ii. Increase access to NICE recommended psychological therapies for depression and anxiety to meet a minimum of 15% of need amongst the adult population and achieving 50% recovery rate for those treated by the end of the spending review period, through NHS England
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2.7.iii. Raise international standards of cyber-security through the UK capacity-building programme announced by the Foreign Secretary at the Budapest Cyber Conference
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.1.ii. Increase the number of criminal prosecutions to around 1,000 a year
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
2.7.i. Introduce in 2014-15 a personal tax statement so that taxpayers know how much tax and National Insurance they are paying and how their taxes contribute to public spending
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.4.ii. Shape reforms to EU economic and financial institutions in line with UK interests, particularly with regards to UK interests in reforms to euro area governance
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.4.iii. Ensure that promoting growth and ensuring greater liberalization are reflected in international and EU processes (including through continued structural reform, state aid reform, the EU semester and strengthening the single market)
Her Majesty's Treasury
2.6.iii. Legislate to require banks to share information on their SME customers with other lenders through Credit Reference Agencies
Home Office
2.6.iii. Roll out youth and adult liaison and diversion services for offenders with mental health, learning disability or substance misuse problems
Home Office
3.4.ii. Make any further necessary operational changes to reintroduce exit checks
Home Office
3.5.iv. Intensify our international partnerships and incentivise foreign governments to improve re-documentation arrangements and increase the rate of returns
Home Office
3.5.vii. Work with the Ministry of Justice to improve the management and removal of foreign national offenders
Home Office
4.2.i. Implement Home Office led actions in the Prevent Strategy
Home Office
4.3.iii. Deliver agreed enhancements and maintain the Cyclamen radiation and nuclear detection capability
Home Office
1.3.iv. Modernise storage and access for Civil Registration information in England & Wales
Home Office
3.3.vii. Continue to work on ways to reduce net migration whilst welcoming those with the skills we need
Home Office
3.3.viii. Monitor and tackle abuse of migration routes
Ministry of Defence
1.7.v. Reduce the Tornado fleet from 40 to 18 Force Elements
Ministry of Defence
4.3.iii. Cut greenhouse gas emissions from the defence estate and business related transport by 25% in line with Government 2015 targets from 2009/10 baseline
Ministry of Defence
4.3.v. Progressively reduce the amount of waste Defence generates by 25% between Apr 2011 and Mar 2015 (from 2009/10 baseline)
Ministry of Defence
4.3.viii. Agree targets for reducing our key suppliers’ water consumption and waste
Ministry of Defence
4.3.ix. Comply with Government Buying Standards in departmental and centralised procurement contracts
Ministry of Justice
2.2.iv. Develop and roll out youth and adult liaison and diversion services
Ministry of Justice
3.1.iv. Build four new house blocks at HMPs Parc in South Wales, Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, The Mount in Hertfordshire and Tameside in London
Ministry of Justice
3.4.i. Implement reforms to improve medical examinations, evidence and reporting for Whiplash Claims
Ministry of Justice
5.5.i. Review interim findings of the evaluation of pre-recorded cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses to inform a decision on national roll-out
Ministry of Justice
5.5.ii. Submit a first annual report on compliance with the Victims' Code and Witness Charter to the Criminal Justice Board