Single departmental plans for 2015 to 2020

Single departmental plans describe the government's objectives for this Parliament and how departments are fulfilling their commitments.

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We published these plans during the 2015 to 2017 Parliament. They are no longer current.

Single departmental plans describe our objectives for this Parliament and how each department is fulfilling the commitments that we have made to the public. The plans will improve the way in which the government monitors its performance and will allow the public to track progress against key outcomes.

Each department has written its own plan and these have been agreed with the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury. This ensures that the plans reflect the priorities of the whole of government and can be delivered within the budgets agreed at the Spending Review 2015.

The plans include:

  • key commitments made by the government in its manifesto
  • delivery of public services and other core departmental responsibilities
  • actions to improve efficiency and to transform the way in which departments work
  • cross-cutting issues where departments will need to work together to make progress

The plans also include indicators to show progress towards achieving each objective. Each department will update their plan with new data, as this becomes available, or provide written updates on performance where more appropriate. They also include links to more detailed published data sources. The plans will be revised annually, each April. A small number of amendments may be made this April.

Single Departmental Plans for the departments set up in the post-EU referendum changes are in development and will follow:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)
  • Department for International Trade (DIT)

Read more about the launch of the single departmental plans.

Territorial offices 2015 to 2020

The territorial offices have summarised their priorities for this Parliament.

  1. Northern Ireland Office objectives
  2. Scotland Office 2015 to 2020
  3. Single Departmental Plan: 2016 to 2020
Published 19 February 2016
Last updated 19 October 2017 + show all updates
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