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Departmental Improvement Plans

Departmental Improvement Plans set out what departments will do to ensure their long-term health and success.

Departmental Improvement Plans set out what departments will do to ensure the long term health and success of the department. They are designed to be a useful tool to help departments focus on priorities for improvement.

The model is based on ensuring that plans are:

  • owned by departmental boards
  • tailored to meet departmental needs but with core elements linked to departmental operational/business plans
  • annually assessed

Departmental Improvement Plans replaced Capability Reviews which were first developed in 2005 and refreshed in 2009. A pilot exercise was conducted from October 2012 to June 2013 and resulted in the publication of Departmental Improvement Plans for: Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and HM Revenue and Customs.

Since summer 2013, the new model of Departmental Improvement Plans has been rolled out across government. All government departments are expected to publish their Improvement Plans by April 2014 and these will be made available here, along with the plans from departments that participated in the pilot exercise.

Read the Crown Prosecution Service Improvement Plan (pdf).

2014

  1. HM Revenue and Customs Departmental Improvement Plan: 2014

    • Corporate report
  2. Department for Communities and Local Government Improvement Plan 2014

    • Corporate report
  3. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills improvement plan: March 2014

    • Corporate report
  4. Department for Culture, Media and Sport improvement plan: March 2014

    • Corporate report
  5. DfE departmental improvement plan

    • Corporate report
  6. Defra Improvement Plan

    • Policy paper
  7. Department of Energy and Climate Change: Improvement Plan 2014

    • Corporate report
  8. Department of Health Improvement Plan: April 2014

    • Corporate report
  9. DfT departmental improvement plan

    • Corporate report
  10. DWP Departmental Improvement Plan 2014

    • Corporate report
  11. Cabinet Office Departmental Improvement Plan

    • Policy paper
  12. Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2014 Departmental Improvement Plan

    • Corporate report
  13. Home Office Improvement Plan

    • Policy paper
  14. MOD Departmental Improvement Plan

    • Corporate report
  15. Ministry of Justice Improvement Plan: April 2014

    • Corporate report

2013

Published 18 June 2013
Last updated 23 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Published HM Revenue and Customs Departmental Improvement Plan: 2014
  2. Added Department for Communities and Local Government Improvement Plan 2014.
  3. Added a link to Foreign & Commonwealth Office departmental improvement plan.
  4. Added departmental improvement plan for the Department for Education (DfE).
  5. Added Departmental Improvement Plans for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Energy and Climate Change and Department for Transport.
  6. Ministry of Justice Improvement Plan: April 2014 published
  7. Department of Health Improvement Plan: April 2014 added.
  8. Added MoD and CPS plans.
  9. Added Departmental Improvement Plan for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Defra and Department for Work and Pensions.
  10. Added Departmental Improvement Plan for Cabinet Office
  11. Added Departmental Improvement Plan for Home Office.
  12. First published.