PC&PE: The Home Affairs Select Committee monitors the Border Agency on a 4-monthly basis as the most effective means of scrutinising its work on behalf of Parliament. It gives the Agency a series of key indicators and its latest report covers the period December 2011 - March 2012.
DWP: The latest figures show that 55% of new claimants who go through the Work Capability Assessment are found fit for some form of work. The official statistics also show that, for the latest period 20% could be capable of doing some work with the right help & support and a further 26% of people will go directly into the Support Group, receiving unconditional financial support.
STFC: The Science and Technology Facilities Councilhas published its Annual Report and Accounts 2011 - 2012,
MoJ: The work HMP Ranby did to train prisoners and help them to resettle back into the community was good overall, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, but performance was undermined by some significant weaknesses, some of which were outside its direct control.
DWP: Automatic enrolment will reverse the slump in pension saving, with around half of British firms with no pension provision choosing NEST for their workers, Pensions Minister Steve Webb said recently as new research shows a drop of 15% in employees’ pension saving.
DECC: The Department of Energy & Climate Change has released 4 key publications regarding UK energy.
CQC: The Care Quality Commission has published its 5th annual report on the statutory arrangements introduced as a result of the Shipman enquiry on the safer management of controlled drugs.