Making Safeguarding Everybody's Business: A Post-Bichard Vetting Scheme

consultation is being put forward jointly by The Department for Education
and Skills and the Department of Health. It consults on proposals to create
a new
centralised vetting and barring scheme for people working with children or
vulnerable adults (paid or unpaid) in the light of vetting failures identified
by the Bichard Inquiry.

closing date for this consultation is 5 July 2005.


National Grid Transco – Potential
Sale of Gas Distribution Network Businesses. Final Proposals for Interim
Incentives and Formal consultation under section 23 of the Gas Act 1986.

This document
sets out, for formal consultation, further modifications to six GT licences
held by Transco and includes:

  • Ofgem's final proposals for the interim
    incentives scheme that will be in place in respect of the NTS and DNs
    for the period to 30 September 2008; and
  • further licence changes to address
    respondents' views and issues identified following Ofgem's licence
    consultation published on 14 February 2005.

closing date for this consultation is 24 May 2005.

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