19 Feb, 2016

New single departmental plans set out how government will deliver its priorities by 2020

Press release | From | Cabinet Office, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP and HM Treasury | First published 19 February 2016

Each central government department has published their plan for how they will deliver the government’s priorities and manifesto commitments.

Launched today (Friday), each single departmental plan brings together efficiency, spending review and activity plans into a single, clear road map for the first time. The plans will provide a new way of monitoring performance against department objectives and improve financial management across government.

Available on GOV.UK, the plans form a new framework to monitor and hold departments to account. For the first time, the public will be able to track a department’s progress against its objectives using a set of indicators and view updates on a wide range of government work including education, housing and employment, all of which have a major impact on the everyday lives of working families.

Each department has developed their own plan which sets out key objectives and how they will deliver these with the resources they have been allocated at the Spending Review. The plans include indicators to show progress towards achieving each objective. Each department will update their plan with new data, as this becomes available, or provide narrative updates on performance where more appropriate. They also include links to more detailed published data sources.

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