Press release

Department business plans updated

The coalition government has today published updated business plans for each government department.

The coalition government has today published updated business plans for each government department with full details of changes made to the plans since they were first published in November 2010.

The 2011 business plans reflect an updated assessment of when the government will implement its commitments set out in the Programme for Government.

They also now include actions on growth and social mobility, and some minor presentation changes, including incorporating milestones into the main section of the business plans.

Department business plans set out in detail the work of the government, and include data such as financial information, Structural Reform Plans and department priorities.

The Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and the head of the civil service, Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, first launched the departmental business plans in November 2010 setting set out in detail the work of government for the next four years. The plans marked the start of a major change in the way government works by increasing accountability directly to the public.

Departments will continue to provide progress updates on their structural reform plans, which are part of the business plans. This will ensure that anyone can check that departments are meeting their commitments.

The 2011 business plans and annex for common areas of spend can be downloaded below:

Cabinet Office (pdf, 476kb) and annex (pdf, 238kb)
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (pdf, 508kb)  and annex (pdf, 243kb)
Department for Communities and Local Government (pdf, 434kb)  and annex (pdf, 105kb)
Department for Culture, Media and Sport (pdf, 312kb)  and annex (pdf, 227kb)
Department for Education (pdf, 273kb)
Department of Energy and Climate Change (pdf, 724kb)  and annex (pdf, 223kb)
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (pdf, 367kb)  and annex (pdf, 222kb)
Department for International Development (pdf, 178kb)  and annex (pdf, 218kb)
Department for Transport (pdf, 404kb)  and annex (pdf, 241kb)
Department for Work and Pensions (pdf, 374kb)  and annex (pdf, 274kb)
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (pdf, 353kb)  and annex (pdf, 81kb)
HM Revenue & Customs (pdf, 320kb)  and annex (pdf, 273kb)
HM Treasury (pdf, 355kb)  and annex (pdf, 232kb)
Home Office (pdf, 416kb)  and annex (pdf, 253kb)
Ministry of Defence (pdf, 294kb)  and annex (pdf, 237kb)
Ministry of Justice (pdf, 361kb)  and annex (pdf, 247kb)

The business plan for the Department for Health will be published after the NHS listening exercise.

A Written Ministerial Statement on the updated business plans was laid in Parliament today alongside a document outlining amendments to the Structural Reform Plans.

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