IMA reports and resources

Our independent reports review information management capability and compliance across government. They champion good practice and make targeted recommendations for improvement.

This page contains IMA reports, action plans and progress reviews. Progress reviews are carried out a year after the publication of the initial report and assess progress made against the agreed action plan.

IMA programme for 2018-19

April                      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport progress review

May                       Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government IMA

June                      Department for Transport progress review

September           Crown Prosecution Service progress review

September           Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs progress review

October                Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport formal progress review

November            Ministry of Defence formal progress review

December            Department for Transport formal progress review

January                Crown Prosecution Service formal progress review

February              Cabinet Office progress review

March                   Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs formal progress review

Published reports and action plans

Cabinet Office

Date of IMA reassessment: February 2018

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/August 2013 (IMA closed)

Cabinet Office IMA report

Cabinet Office statement on publication of the IMA report

Cabinet Office information management action plan

Date of formal progress review: September 2015

Cabinet Office IMA action plan progress report

Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)

Date of Information Management Assessment: November 2011 (IMA closed)

CRB IMA report

CRB statement on publication of the IMA report

CRB IMA action plan

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Date of Information Management Assessment: July 2017

CPS IMA report

CPS statement on publication of the IMA report

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Date of Information Management Assessment: May 2013 (IMA closed)

BIS IMA report 

BIS statement on publication of the IMA report

BIS action plan

Date of formal progress review: May 2015

BIS IMA action plan progress report

Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2012 (IMA closed)

DCLG IMA report 

DCLG IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: February 2015

DCLG IMA action plan progress report

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Date of IMA reassessment: March 2017

DCMS IMA reassessment Report

DCMS statement on publication of IMA reassessment report

DCMS IMA action plan

Date of Information Management Assessment: February 2010 (IMA closed)

DCMS IMA report

Date of formal progress review: December 2012

DCMS IMA action plan progress report

Department for Education (DfE)

Date of Information Management Assessment: November 2015 (IMA closed)

DfE IMA reassessment report

DfE IMA action plan

Date of DfE formal progress review: May 2017

DfE IMA action plan progress report

Date of Information Management Assessment: July 2009 (action plan now closed)

DCSF IMA report

DCSF IMA action plan

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Date of IMA reassessment: September 2017

Date of Information Management Assessment: July 2011 (IMA closed)

Defra IMA report

Defra IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: October 2013

Defra IMA action plan progress report

Department for International Development (DfID)

Date of DfID Information Management Reassessment: November 2016

DfID IMA reassessment report

DfID statement on publication of IMA reassessment report

DfID IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: March 2018

Date of Information Management Assessment: November 2008 (IMA closed)

DfID IMA report

Department for Transport (DfT)

Date of IMA reassessment: May 2017

DfT IMA reassessment report

DfT statement on publication of IMA reassessment report

Date of Information Management Assessment: June 2009 (IMA closed)

DfT IMA report

DfT IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: February 2011

DfT IMA action plan progress report

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2015 (IMA closed)

DWP IMA report

DWP statement on publication of the report

DWP IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: September 2016

DWP IMA action plan progress report

Department of Health (DH)

Date of Information Management Assessment: October 2014 (IMA closed)

Department of Health IMA report

Department of Health statement on publication of IMA report

Awaiting action plan

Date of formal progress review: June 2016

Department of Health IMA action plan progress report

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Date of Information Management Assessment: May 2011 (IMA closed)

DECC IMA report 

DECC statement on publication of the IMA report

DECC IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: January 2014

DECC action plan progress report

Environment Agency

Date of Information Management Assessment: April/May 2009 (IMA closed)

Environment Agency IMA report

Statement on closure of the agency’s action plan 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

Date of IMA reassessment: July 2014 (IMA closed)

FCO IMA reassessment report

FCO statement on publication of the report

FCO IMA reassessment summary action plan

Date of formal progress review: September 2016

FCO IMA action plan progress report

Date of Information Management Assessment: September/October 2009 (IMA closed)

FCO IMA report

FCO IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: February 2012

FCO IMA action plan progress report

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Date of IMA reassessment: July 2016

HMRC IMA reassessment report

HMRC statement on publication of the report

HMRC IMA reassessment summary action plan

Date of formal progress review: January 2018

Date of Information Management Assessment: March/April 2010 (IMA closed)

HMRC IMA report

HMRC statement on publication of the IMA report

HMRC IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: May 2013

HMRC IMA action plan progress report

Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury)

Date of Information Management Reassessment: September 2015 (IMA closed)

HMT IMA reassessment report

HMT statement on publication of the report

HMT IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: June 2017

HMT IMA action plan progress report

Home Office

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/July 2015 (IMA closed)

Home Office IMA report

Home Office statement on publication of the report

Home Office IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: February 2017

Home Office IMA action plan progress report

Houses of Parliament

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2016

The administrations of the Houses of Parliament IMA report is published on the parliament.co.uk website

Date of formal progress review: January 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

Date of IMA reassessment: February 2017

MOD IMA reassessment report

Date of Information Management Assessment: September 2011 (IMA closed)

MOD IMA report 

MOD IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: June 2014

MOD IMA action plan progress report

MOD was first assessed in March 2009 (IMA closed)

MOD IMA report 

MOD IMA action plan

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Date of Information Management Reassessment: May 2016

MOJ IMA reassessment report

MOJ statement on publication of the IMA reassessment report

MOJ IMA reassessment action plan

Date of formal progress review: November 2017

MOJ action plan progress report

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/July 2010 (IMA closed)

MOJ IMA report

MOJ statement on publication of the IMA report

MOJ IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: July 2012

MOJ IMA action plan progress report

The National Archives

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2011 (IMA closed)

The National Archives IMA report

The National Archives IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: October 2012

The National Archives IMA action plan progress report

Northern Ireland Office

Date of Information Management Assessment: February 2016 (IMA closed)

NIO IMA report

NIO statement on publication of IMA report

NIO IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: September 2017

NIO IMA action plan progress report

UK Export Finance (UKEF)

Date of Information Management Assessment: January 2014 (IMA closed)
Date of formal progress review: July 2015

Welsh Government

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2014 (IMA closed)

Welsh Government IMA report

Welsh Government statement on publication of the IMA report

Welsh Government IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: February 2016

Welsh Government IMA action plan progress report