Consultation outcome

BIS structural reform: transparency information

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We’ve adopted indicators to help the public judge whether our policies and reforms are having the effect they want. They’re split into ‘input’ indicators on how public money is spent and ‘impact’ indicators on the results we’re trying to achieve. We update each performance indicator regularly and publish our achievements against the indicators in our annual report and mid-year report.

These measures don’t provide a comprehensive assessment of all our activities. Further information is available in our transparency data, which includes all items of expenditure over £500 and staff pay. You can view underlying data from our reports and publications on

Original consultation


We’re asking for views on what information our stakeholders need to judge how well we're performing.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Business Plan was published on 8 November 2010, alongside the plans of the other major government departments.

The plan describes how we will deliver the structural reforms set out in ‘The Coalition: our programme for government’; it details what we will achieve by when. Progress against the specific actions included in the plan is reported monthly, enabling the public to track our progress.

The plan also includes a section on ‘Transparency’. This section has been published in a draft form to allow our stakeholders and the wider public to have their say on what information they need to judge how well we’re performing.

We want to know your views on whether:

  • the draft indicators are the right ones to let you judge the performance of BIS - what indicators you would propose
  • there are unpublished datasets or datasets not published in a format that you wish to access to reuse the data
  • you have enough information about the services that BIS supports to allow you to make informed choices or judge the performance of these services
  • we can do more to get you to help us to meet our commitment to transparency and to make data available in the most helpful format
  • we should be making or encouraging the publication of extra data, or data broken down in a different way


BIS structural reforms: transparency consultation

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Published 13 December 2010