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The UK's Independent Promise Tracker






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Progress of Brexit and Trade Promises:
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Create a network of Her Majesty's Trade Commissioners Pending
Enact a 'Great Repeal Bill' Pending
Fund the British Business Bank with the repatriated funds from the European Investment Fund Pending
Introduce a trade bill in the next parliament Pending
Lodge new UK trading schedules with the World Trade Organisation that are in alignment with those to which we were bound to whilst a member of the EU Pending
Maintain the Common Travel Area Completed (Maintaining)
No longer be a member of the Customs Union Pending
No longer be a member of the single market Pending
Not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act during the Brexit process Completed (Maintaining)
Protect workers' rights conferred on British citizens from our membership of the EU Pending
Reconvene the Board of Trade Pending
Take Britain out of the European Union Pending
The European Union's Charter of fundamental rights will not become UK Law Pending
The final Brexit agreement will be subject to a vote in both houses of Parliament Pending
Withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention Completed
Progress of Economy Promises:
Promise Status More
Allow large firms to pass apprenticeship levy funds to small firms in their supply chain Completed (Maintaining)
Ask large employers to publish information on the pay gap for people from different ethnic backgrounds. Completed
Balance the budget by the middle of the next decade Pending
Ban Letting Agent Fees Pending
Bring forward a Borderlands Growth Deal Pending
Bring forward a North Wales Growth Deal Pending
Commission an examination of the use of share buybacks Pending
Conduct a full review of the business rates system Pending
Continue the 'One in two out' regulatory rule Broken
Continue the 'Red Tape Challenge' Broken
Continue to ensure that local residents can veto high increases in Council tax via a referendum Completed (Maintaining)
Continue to increase the living wage to 60 per cent of median earnings by 2020 Pending
Continue with our £1.9 billion investment in cyber security Completed (Maintaining)
Create 'Future Britain funds' Pending
Create a United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund Pending
Deliver the increase in government investement in research and development as promised in the [2016] Autumn Statement Pending
Ensure 33% of central government purchasing comes from SMEs by the end of the parliament Pending
Extend the Coastal Communities Fund to 2022 in England Pending
Force companies to have worker representation of their boards Pending
Fulfil the fiscal rules announced by the chancellor in the autumn statement [2016] Pending
Increase the higher rate of tax to £50,000 by 2020 Pending
Increase the living wage by the rate of median earnings after 2020 Pending
Increase the personal allowance to £12,500 by 2020 Pending
Introduce a full fibre connection voucher for companies across the country by 2018 Pending
Introduce a one-year 'holiday' on Employer National Insurance contributions for firms hiring ex-service personnel Pending
Introduce a right for employees to request information relating to the future direction of the company. Pending
Introduce an levy from social media companies and communication service providers to support awareness and preventative activity to counter internet harms Pending
Legislate to make executive pay packages subject to strict annual votes by shareholders Pending
Make listed companies publish the ratio of executive pay to broader UK workforce pay Pending
Offer a 'holiday' on employers' National Insurance Contributions for a full year when a former ward of the care system, disabled person, person with chronic mental health issues, criminal who has served their time, or person unemployed for over a year is employed Pending
Open new offices of the British Business Bank in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newport Pending
Re-evaluate business rates more frequently Pending
Require companies with more than 250 employees to publish more data on the pay gap between men and women Completed
Spend £250 million on skills by the end of 2020 Pending
Stick to the plan to reduce corporation tax to 17% by 2020 Pending
Total spending of the National Productivity Investement Fund on housing, economic infrastructure and R&D will reach £170 billion during the next parliament Pending
Progress of Education Promises:
Promise Status More
Allow maintained nurseries to take on academy freedoms Pending
Build at least 100 new free schools per year Completed (Maintaining)
Build at least one new institute of technology in the UK Pending
Conduct a review of School Admissions Policy Pending
Continue to protect the Pupil Premium Completed (Maintaining)
Continue to provide bursaries to get top graduates into teaching Completed (Maintaining)
Create a new 'national program' to attract experienced industry professionals to Further Education Colleges [Technical Colleges] Pending
Create a single jobs portal (like NHS jobs) for schools to advertise vacancies Pending
Create new 'schools maps' Completed
Deliver 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 Pending
Develop a new programme to allow larger firms to place apprentices in their supply chains Pending
Ensure that at least 100 leading Independent schools become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools Pending
Ensure that every school has a single point of contact with mental health services Pending
Immediately institute a capital fund to help primary schools develop nurseries where they currently do not have the facilities to provide one Pending
Include the risks of the internet, including cyberbullying and online grooming in Relationships and Sex Education in all primary and secondary schools Pending
Increase the number of teaching hours for technical courses to an average of 900 hours per year Pending
Increase the school budget overall by £4 billion by 2022 Pending
Introduce a Curriculum Fund Pending
Introduce a new National Retraining Scheme Pending
Introduce a new right to request leave for training for all employees Pending
Introduce a presumption that all new primary schools should include a nursery Pending
Introduce a UCAS-style system for technical education Pending
Introduce digital transformation fellowships Pending
Introduce discounted bus and train travel for apprentices Pending
Introduce mental health first aid training for teachers in every primary and secondary school by the end of the parliament Pending
Launch a major review of funding across tertiary education Pending
Lift the ban on the establishment of selective schools including Grammar schools Pending
Make it a condition for Universities hoping to charge maximum tuition fees to become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools Pending
Make sure each student does a three month work placement as part of their technical course Pending
Never introduce a mandatory lottery-based school admissions policy Completed (Maintaining)
No school budget will be cut during the next parliament Pending
Offer forgiveness on student loans for teachers while teaching Pending
Prohibit Councils from creating any new places in schools that have been rated either 'inadequate' or 'requires improvement' by Oftsed Pending
Replace existing technical qualifications with 15 'T-Levels' Pending
Replace the inclusivity rules that prevent the establishment of new Roman Catholic schools, and replace with legislation that requires new faith schools to prove that parents of other faiths and none would send their children there Pending
Progress of Energy and Environment Promises:
Promise Status More
Commission an independent review into the costs of energy Completed
Commit to upgrading all fuel poor homes to EPC Band C by 2030 Pending
Continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of the parliament Completed (Maintaining)
Continue to keep public forests and woodland in trust Completed (Maintaining)
Create a 'Blue Belt' of marine protection around Overseas Territories Pending
Devise a new agri-environment system, to be implemented in this Parliament Pending
Ensure that smart meters will be offered to every household and business by the end of 2020 Pending
Grant a free vote on the Hunting Act Pending
Increase the benefits granted by the Shale Wealth Fund to local residents Pending
Introduce a safeguard tariff cap in the energy market for those on poorer value tariffs Pending
Invest £600 million in electric vehicle technology by 2020 Pending
Invest in more low emissions buses Completed
Maintaining the existing protections on designated land like the Green Belt, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Completed (Maintaining)
Non-fracking drilling will be treated as permitted development Pending
Place new duties on councils to consult when they wish to cut down street trees Pending
Plant a further 1 million trees in towns and cities, in addition to the 11 million already being planted Pending
Produce a comprehensive 25 year Environment Plan Pending
Set up a new Shale Environmental Regulator Pending
Progress of Government Promises:
Promise Status More
Combine the relevant parts of HM Land Registry, Ordnance Survey, the Valuation Office Agency, the Hydrographic Office and Geological Survey to create a comprehensive geospatial data body within government Pending
Continue to implement the current boundary review, including reducing the number of MPs to 600 Pending
Continue to prevent rural counties adopting elected mayors Completed (Maintaining)
Extend First past the Post to Mayoral Elections Pending
Extend First Past the Post to Police and Crime Commissioner elections Pending
Gibraltar will remain British as long as that is their wish Completed (Maintaining)
Introduce a Veterans Board in the Cabinet Office Pending
Legislate for Votes for Life for British Overseas Electors Pending
Legislate to require ID before voting Pending
Maintain the age restriction on voting to 18 years and above for parliamentary elections Completed (Maintaining)
Maintain the Barnett Formula Completed (Maintaining)
No independence referendum for Scotland until at least after Britain's exit from the the European Union is completed and only if there is public consent for it to happen Completed (Maintaining)
Remain committed to the Good Friday Agreement Completed (Maintaining)
Repeal the Fixed Term Parliament Act Pending
Respect the devolution settlement Completed (Maintaining)
Retain First Past the Post for Parliamentary Elections Completed (Maintaining)
Retain the traditional method of voting by pencil [or pen] Completed (Maintaining)
Progress of Infrastructure Promises:
Promise Status More
Complete Northern Powerhouse Rail Broken
Connect ten million premises to full fibre in the next decade Pending
Continue HS2 Completed (Maintaining)
Continue our £2.5 billion flood defence programme that will put in place protection for 300,000 existing homes by 2021. Pending
Create a multi-use shipyard Pending
Create the UK's first ultra-deep water port Pending
Ensure 19 out of 20 premises will have access to superfast broadband Pending
Ensure that by 2020 every home and every business in Britain has access to high speed broadband Pending
Expand Heathrow Airport Pending
Extend mobile coverage further to 95 per cent geographic coverage of the UK by 2022 Pending
Give all major roads and main line trains full and uninterrupted mobile phone signal, alongside guaranteed WiFi internet service on all such trains by 2022 Pending
Spend £1.1 billion on improving local transport by the end of 2020 Pending
Spend £740 million on digital infrastructure by the end of 2020 Pending
We will reform Compulsory Purchase Orders to make them less expensive for councils to use Pending
Progress of Other Promises:
Promise Status More
Ask the Migration Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the government about how the visa system can be improved Pending
Channel 4 will remain publicly owned and will be relocated out of London Pending
Commmitted to S4C Completed (Maintaining)
Conduct a review of the design of government buildings Pending
Create a 'Digital Charter' Pending
Double the Immigrations Skills Charge to £2,000 per year by the end of the parliament Pending
Establish a regulatory framework in law to underpin the digital charter Pending
Give businesses the right to insist on a digital signature and the right to digital cancellation of contracts Pending
Give people ability to require major social media platforms to delete information held about them at the age of 18 Pending
Hold a 'Great Exhibition of the North' in 2018 Pending
Implement previously proposed reforms on pet sales and licensing Pending
Increase the earnings threshold for people wishing to sponsor migrants for family visas Pending
Increase the number of scientists in the UK Pending
Institute an expert Data Use and Ethics Commission Pending
Introduce a new cultural development fund Completed
Introduce a new data protection law Pending
Introduce a new integration strategy Pending
Introduce a sanctions regime to ensure compliance with the digital charter Pending
Maintain that 0.7% of gross national income is spent on foreign aid Completed (Maintaining)
Maintain the BBC World Service and the British Council Completed (Maintaining)
Make CCTV recordings in slaughterhouses mandatory Pending
Not proceed with the second stage of the Leveson Inquiry Completed (Maintaining)
Oblige all digital companies to provide digital receipts Pending
Reduce annual net migration to the 'tens of thousands' Pending
Remain signatories to the European Convention of Human Rights during the next Parliament Completed (Maintaining)
Support a UK city in making a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games Completed
Work with train companies and their employees to agree minimum service levels during periods of industrial dispute - and if no voluntary agreement is found, legislate to make this mandatory. Pending
Progress of Public Services Promises:
Promise Status More
All medical trainees will get a chance to experience working in mental health disciplines Pending
Amend health and safety regulations so that employers provide appropriate first aid training and needs assessment for mental health. Pending
Create 10,000 modern prison places Pending
Ensure all government services are fully accessible online, with assisted digital support as part of the 'digital by default' programme Pending
Expand the number of NHS approved apps Pending
Extend direct entry into the Police, including at Chief Office Level Pending
Extend the scope of the CQC to cover the health-related services commissioned by local authorities Completed
Give patients a definitive diagnosis within 28 days in cancer services by 2020 Pending
Give patients the ability to access and update aspects of their care records over the phone or by digital means Pending
Give patients the ability to book appointments over the phone or by digital means Pending
Give patients the ability to call 111 over the phone or by digital means Pending
Give patients the ability to order repeat prescriptions over the phone or by digital means Pending
Implement in full the Transforming Care Programme Pending
Implement the recommendations of the Accelerated Access Review Pending
Increase NHS spending by a minimum of £8 billion in real terms over the next five years Pending
Increase the Immigration Health Surcharge, to £600 for migrant workers and £450 for international students, Pending
Introduce a passenger ombudsman to stand up for the interests of rail users Pending
Introduce an independent healthcare safety investigations body in the NHS. Pending
Introduce an independent public advocate to act for bereaved families after a public disaster Pending
Introduce the a new Mental Health Bill Pending
Invest over £1 billion to modernise prisons Pending
Keep the NHS free at the point of use Completed (Maintaining)
Legislate to allow public sector workers the right to mutualise Pending
Publicly funded advocates will have specialist training in handling victims before taking on serious sexual offences cases Pending
Publish operational performance data of all public-facing services for open comparison Pending
Put the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care on a statutory footing Pending
Reduce data duplication across all systems, to automatically comply with the 'Once-Only' principle in central government services by 2022 and wider public services by 2025 Pending
Remove prior educational attainment as a barrier for public sectors workers to enter higher qualified roles Pending
Retain the A&E target for 95% of patients to recieve treatment within 4 hours as well as the 18-week elective care standard Completed (Maintaining)
Roll out Verify completely by 2020 Pending
Taking new powers to force councils to remove roadside litter Pending
We will require the NHS to continue to reduce infant and maternal deaths, which remain too high. Pending
Progress of Security and Crime Promises:
Promise Status More
Build eight Type 26 anti-submarine frigates Pending
Complete the construction of the Astute class of hunter-killer submarines. Pending
Continue to spend 2% of GDP on defence Completed (Maintaining)
Create a national community sentencing framework Pending
Create a national infrastructure police force Pending
Deliver five Offshore Patrol Vehicles Pending
Deliver new AJAX Armed Vehicles Pending
Deliver new Apache attack helicopters Pending
Deliver new drones Pending
Deliver new Maritime Patrol Aircraft to the RAF Pending
Deliver new missile and bomb systems Pending
Deliver the Lightning II Strike Fighter to the RAF Pending
Enshrine the entitlements of victims of crime in law Pending
Ensure that child victims and victims of sexual violence are able to be cross-examined before their trial Pending
Establish a Commission for Countering Extremism Pending
Extend the scope of the 'Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme' so a wider range of sentences can be challenged Pending
Implement satellite tracking for every foreign national offender subject to an outstanding deportation order or deportation proceedings Pending
Incoporate the Serious Fraud Office into the National Crime Agency Pending
Increase the defence budget by at least 0.5% above inflation in every year of the new Parliament Pending
Invest £178 billion in new military equipment over the next decade Pending
Maintain the Armed Forces Covenant Completed (Maintaining)
Maintain the overall size of the armed forces Completed (Maintaining)
Place British Troops legal responsibilites under the Law of Armed Conflict, not the European Convention of Human Rights Pending
Repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 201[3] Pending
Retain the continuous at sea Trident deterrent Completed (Maintaining)
Progress of Social and Welfare Promises:
Promise Status More
Adopt a 'Breathing Space' scheme, so that someone in serious debt may apply for legal protection from further interest, charges and enforcement action for a period of up to six weeks Pending
Align the future basis for means-testing for domiciliary care with that for residential care. Pending
Bring forward a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill in the next parliament Pending
Build 160,000 houses on government land Pending
Continue free school lunches for children from low-income families during primary and secondary education Completed (Maintaining)
Continue the roll-out of Universal Credit Completed (Maintaining)
Continue to extend auto-enrolment into employer/employee pension schemes to small employers Completed (Maintaining)
Create a domestic violence and abuse commissioner Pending
Deliver a million homes by the end of 2020 Pending
Deliver half a million more homes from 2020 to 2022 Pending
Deliver the reforms proposed in the Housing White Paper Pending
Ensuring that victims who have lifetime tenancies and flee violence are able to secure a new lifetime tenancy automatically Pending
Enter into new council housing deals Pending
Extend Equalities Act protections against discrimination to mental health conditions that are episodic and fluctuating Pending
Extend the current freedom to defer payments for residential care to those receiving care at home Pending
Get 1 million more people with disabilities into employment over the next ten years Pending
Give a new entitlement to child bereavement leave Pending
Give the pensions regulator new powers to issue punitive fines for those found to have left a pensions scheme under-resourced Pending
Give workers a new statutory entitlement to carer's leave Pending
Introduce a new Double Lock in 2020 - meaning that pensions will rise in line with the earnings that pay for them, or in line with inflation - whichever is highest Broken
Introduce thirty hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds for working parents who find it difficult to manage the costs of childcare by the end of 2017 Completed
Launch a national campaign to increase the number of Black, Asian and ethnic minority organ donors Pending
Legislate to enshrine a definition of domestic violence and abuse in law Pending
Legislate to give unemployed disabled claimants or those with a health condition personalised and tailored employment support Pending
Maintain all other pensioner benefits (aside from free winter fuel), including free bus passes, eye tests, prescriptions and TV licences, for the duration of this parliament Completed (Maintaining)
Maintain the Triple Lock until 2020 Completed (Maintaining)
Make auto-enrolment into employer/employee pension schemes available to the self-employed Pending
Means-test Winter Fuel Payments Broken
New fixed-term social houses will be sold privately after ten to fifteen years with an automatic Right to Buy for tenants Pending
Offer free school breakfasts to every child in every year of primary school Broken
People will always retain at least £100,000 of their savings and assets, including value in the family home, when going into care Pending
Publish a green paper on young people's mental health before the end of 2017 Pending
Review the funding for domestic violence refuges Pending
Set up a new homelessness reduction taskforce Pending
Stop free school lunches for children during their first 3 years of primary school Broken
Train one million members of the public in basic mental health awareness and first aid Pending
We will pilot a Housing First approach to tackle rough sleeping Pending

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