HEFCE: A draft equality scheme for HEFCE is being consulted on. Views on whether their approach to equality & diversity is appropriate are welcomed. The deadline for responses is 29 July 2011. The consultation identifies the challenges facing both HEFCE and the sector with regard to equality & diversity, such as concerns over the attainment of BME students and the gender balance at different grades of HEFCE staff.
DWP: The Löfstedt Review into health & safety legislation, announced by the Minister for Employment in March 2011, has issued a call for evidence, inviting views from all interested parties on the scope for reducing the burden of health & safety regulation on UK businesses, whilst maintaining health & safety outcomes.
As set out in the finalised Terms of Reference, also published last week, the review will consider the opportunity for combining, simplifying or reducing the approximately 200 statutory instruments that are owned by the Health & Safety Executive. The deadline for providing evidence to the review is 29 July 2011.