Department for Work and Pensions


Health is everyone’s business – Public consultation to reduce ill health-related job loss launched

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a public consultation on a range of measures to reduce ill Read More

Sarah Newton appointed new minister for health and safety at work

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth since May 2010, has been appointed as the new health and safety minister following Penny Mordaunt’s move as part of a recent government reshuffle. Read More

New report shows the real cost of mental ill health at work

A new report published this week by the Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health, stresses that ‘the Read More

New minister for health and safety

Penny Mordaunt MP has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight Read More

HSE’s funding will be cut £100m over ten years

The HSE’s Business Plan for 2016/17 shows that HSE funding received from central government will be over £100 million less in 2019/20 than it was in 2009/10, bringing the total reduction since 2009/10 to 46%. Read More

Government’s final report on health and safety reforms

The final report on the implementation of health and safety reforms has been published by the Department of Work and Read More

Fit for Work: GPs start patient referrals

General practitioners in Sheffield have become the first GPs to refer patients to the government’s long-awaited Fit for Work. Twenty Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Conference

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is hosting a one-day occupational safety and health conference in London Read More

Government responds to Martin Temple’s review of HSE

The Government has announced that it will review the controversial fee for intervention (FFI) regime, in its response to Martin Temple's review of the HSE in January 2014. Read More

Tougher penalties for breach of health and safety laws

Tougher penalties are being handed out to employers who breach health and safety laws following a change in approach to prosecutions, according to a report released on 16 January. Read More



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