The aim of the meeting is to give members of the public, their representatives, and people with a professional interest in occupational diseases, the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the council’s work.
The meeting will be at:
Manchester Conference Centre & Pendulum Hotel
The meeting will include:
- an explanation of the council’s role in making recommendations to ministers about the industrial injuries scheme
- a discussion about the council’s work in the past year
- an opportunity to contribute views and ideas on the council’s future work
The council welcomes any questions in advance of the meeting, where they will respond.
It may not be possible to accept all applications if the number of requests is higher than expected.
The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) provides advice to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on matters relating to the industrial injuries scheme. In particular they give advice on which diseases, and the jobs that cause them, should be included in the scheme.
The council is formed of medical, scientific and legal experts, and representatives of employers and employed earners.
The council does not represent the Department for Work and Pensions and has no involvement in individual claims or decisions.