|Terms of reference
|Date and subjects of any reports
|Activities for Managing Life Working Group
(The AMLWG evolved from the DLAWG, a sub-group of the now defunct DB Forum)
|Expected to be terminated by the end of 2001
|To consider possible options for changes in the gateways to DLA. The changes should aim to ensure that the benefit makes a contribution towards the extra costs encountered by disabled people in managing their lives.
|Membership is drawn from various organisations of and for disabled people
|Ad hoc Group of External Stakeholders: Decision Making and Appeals
|No date set, but in process of being wound up
|To consider implementation of the changes made to decision making and appeals in 1999.
|John Griffiths (Chair; DSS)
12 members, including representatives from NACAB, Child Poverty Action Group, the Law Society, the National Council for One Parent Families, the Local Government Association, Age Concern and officials from the DSS
|Benefits Agency Standards Committee
|To provide assurance to the Benefits Agency Chief Executive (BACE) that:
monitoring reports accurately reflect the standard of decision making in the BA
feedback mechanisms are working to enable continuous improvement of decision making
the monitoring process and structure at all levels is robust and credible.
|Membership includes chairs, members and directors of various organisations like the Energy Savings Trust, Appeals Tribunal and Social Security Advisory Committee
|Best Practice Guidelines Working Group
|To advise on the development and promotion of best practice guidelines for occupational pension schemes.
|Report - Dec 2000
|John Nightingale (Chair; DSS)
12 members, including civil servants, public servants and private sector
|Member-Nominated Trustee (MNT) Working Group
|To consider and make recommendations on the legislation concerning member-nominated trustees, taking into account:
the proposals in the Green Paper
the responses to those proposals
Ministers' wish to maximise the coverage of MNTs
the burden of schemes, the interests of schemes and pension members
practical difficulties with the operation of the existing provisions.
|Members include representatives from the ABI and TUC
|Modern Service Working Group
|To provide advice to the DBF on the strategy and planning of an incremental programme of improvements to modernise the delivery of AA and DLA.
|Membership includes representatives from organisations including Mencap, RADAR and the RNID
|Pension Provision Group
|To look at current levels of pension provision in the UK, and likely future trends.
|Report due - Autumn 2000
We All Need Pensions - The Prospectus for Pension Provision - Jun 1998
Response to the Pensions Green Paper - Mar 1999
|Tom Ross (Chairman, Scottish Life)
7 members, including public servants and private sector
|Pension Forecasting Advisory Group
|To consider how the Government's proposals for combined pension forecasts might best be implemented with the minimum burden for employer and pension provider.
|Involved in Planning your Future - Report of the Pension Forecasting Advisory Group - Jul 2000
|John Nightingale (Chair; DSS)
18 members, including civil servants and private sector
|Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations Working Party
|To devise a methodology for calculating illustrations of future pension entitlement in money purchase schemes.
|A Joint DSS/F&IoA consultation paper is due to be issued on 15 Sep 2000, containing the Working Party's report