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Latest news

April 2014 – IIAC has published its Command paper: Terminal Cancers and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Cm 8846

February 2014 – IIAC has published two Position Papers: Bladder cancer in hairdressers, barbers and textile workers and Work as a dry cleaner and cancers of the oesophagus and cervix


The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is a scientific advisory body that provides independent advice to the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Social Development in Northern Ireland on matters relating to Industrial Injuries benefit or its administration.

The Council's Role

The Council's role is to advise the Secretary of State on:

The Council is a non-executive body and has no power or authority to become involved in individual cases or in the decision-making process for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). Enquiries about claims for IIDB should be directed to the contact centre for your region. Details can be found on the GOV.UK website

IIAC usually meets 4 times each year.

Public meeting

Edinburgh Capital Hotel
187 Clermiston Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UG

Thursday 19 June 2014
9:00am – 3:15pm

The aim of the meeting is to give members of the public, and people with a professional interest in occupational diseases, the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the   Council’s work.

Presentations will:

The deadline for reserving a place is Friday 30 May 2014

For further information, E-mail

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