DWP: In the run up to the introduction of automatic enrolment, the Government has launched a call for evidence (close on 18 April 2011) to review the regulatory differences between trust-based occupational pension schemes and contract-based workplace personal pension schemes. The call for evidence is the first step towards ensuring that the legislative framework for workplace pension schemes is straightforward and supports the goals of increasing individuals’ retirement savings.
Press release ~ Preparing for automatic enrolment – Regulatory differences between occupational and workplace personal pensions ~ Pensions Reform – 2010 onwards
NICE: GPs and other health professionals, along with patients & charity groups, are being invited to suggest topics for new indicators for the 2013/14 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). Suggestions, for the final phase of development of the indicators, should be based on NICE guidance or other NHS Evidence accredited sources. The online topic suggestion closes on 28 February 2011.
DfT: Local authorities will be given greater control over how their roads appear on maps & satnav systems - helping them to better direct traffic - under new government proposals (Closing date 1 May 2011).
HSE: The Health and Safety Executive has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995. Changes to RIDDOR were recommended in the Young report on health and safety published last year, which contained a proposal to increase the threshold for reporting workplace injuries to 7 days.