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. You will also find two reports that collate examples of good practice and lessons learned identified in participating organisations since the IMA programme’s first formal assessment in 2008. These will be updated periodically as further IMAs are conducted.

Download the IMA programme good practice report

Download the IMA programme lessons learned report

IMA programme for 2015/2016

May                       Department for Business Innovation and Skills formal progress review

June                      Home Office IMA

June                      UK Export Finance formal progress review

September           Cabinet Office formal progress review

September           HM Treasury IMA reassessment

November            Department for Education IMA reassessment

February              Welsh Government formal progress review

February              Northern Ireland Office IMA

March                   Houses of Parliament IMA

IMA programme for 2016/2017

April                     Department of Health formal progress review

May                      Ministry of Justice IMA reassessment

June                     Foreign and Commonwealth Office formal progress review

July                      HM Revenue & Customs IMA reassessment

September          Department for Work and Pensions formal progress review

November           Department for International Development IMA reassessment

December           Home Office formal progress review

February             Ministry of Defence IMA reassessment

March                  HM Treasury formal progress review

Published reports and action plans

Cabinet Office

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/August 2013

Cabinet Office IMA report

Cabinet Office statement on publication of the IMA report

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

CRB IMA report

CRB statement on publication of the IMA report

CRB IMA action plan

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Date of Information Management Assessment: May 2013

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

DCLG IMA report 

DCLG IMA action plan 

Date of formal progress review: February 2015

DCLG IMA action plan progress report

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Date of Information Management Assessment: February 2010

DCMS IMA report

Date of formal progress review: December 2012

DCMS IMA action plan progress report

Department for Education (DfE)

Date of DfE reassessment report: November 2015

DfE reassessment 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 Information Management Assessment: July 2011

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 Information Management Assessment: November 2008 (action plan now closed)

DiFD IMA report

Department for Transport (DfT)

Date of Information Management Assessment: June 2009 (action plan now 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

DWP IMA report

DWP statement on publication of the report

DWP IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: September 2016

Department of Health (DH)

Date of Information Management Assessment: October 2014

Department of Health IMA report

Department of Health statement on publication of IMA report

Awaiting action plan

Date of formal progress review: April 2016

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Date of Information Management Assessment: May 2011

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 (action plan now 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

FCO IMA reassessment report

FCO statement on publication of the report

FCO IMA reassessment summary action plan

Date of formal progress review: June 2016

First Information Management Assessment: September/October 2009 (action plan now 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 Information Management Assessment: March/April 2010 (action plan now 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

HMT IMA reassessment report

HMT statement on publication of the report

Date of formal progress review: March 2017

Home Office

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/July 2015

Home Office IMA report

Home Office statement on publication of the report

Home Office IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: December 2016

Houses of Parliament

Date of Information Management Assessment: March 2016

Ministry of Defence (MOD)

Date of Information Management Assessment: September 2011

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 (action plan now closed)

MOD IMA report 

MOD IMA action plan

Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Date of Information Management Assessment: June/July 2010

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

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

UK Export Finance (UKEF)

Date of Information Management Assessment: January 2014

UKEF IMA report

UKEF statement on publication of the IMA report

UKEF IMA action plan

Date of formal progress review: July 2015

UKEF IMA action plan progress report

Welsh Government