What does Policy Tracker do?
Policy Tracker shows how much progress has been made on each promise from the government’s election manifesto. We give a simple explanation about each promise (or ‘policy’) and give it a status of Not started, In progress, Done or Broken. We also offer ways to find out more about the issues being discussed, so you can get involved in whatever way works for you.
Who is Policy Tracker for?
Policy Tracker is for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the work the government is doing. This could be related to specific issues, or more generally to keep track of what’s been delivered and when.
What does Not started, In progress, Done or Broken mean?
We have been deliberate in keeping the number of options to a minimum, and as simple as possible. We hope it works for you. Here’s what they mean:
Not started means nothing has been done by the government towards delivering a specific policy. At least, nothing that there is any clear evidence for.
In progress means at least something has happened towards delivering the policy, and we can link to evidence of government activity that supports this. This covers a very broad range of activity and could mean anything from the very start of the law-making progress, to the very end.
Done means the government has met their promise, based on the exact wording in the manifesto. Where there is room for interpretation, we highlight this.
Broken means the government has either already failed to deliver what was promised (e.g. if the deadline has passed) or has openly confirmed it will no longer be pursuing it.
How do I suggest changes to one of the policies?
That’s easy! Either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, or just create an account and update the policy yourself! It’s super simple – find out more about how it works in our volunteer guides.
Who created this site?
This site is a project by Vote for Policies. Vote for Policies is an independent not-for-profit based in the UK. It is completely non-partisan, and run entirely by volunteers.