SOLAS V. The new requirement for pleasure vessels at sea. The enforcement of this will be interesting. But I think it will only be looked into IF anything goes wrong. I am currently helping a chap meet the Solas V requirements for his 45ft motor cruiser. He may as well go for full MCA Coding!
As far as calling in with traffic reports to the CG, being an AUX CG I have have spent time in the ops room in Brixham looking at their point of view. They don't mind at all as long as they are not casualty working. They may well ask for your Call Sign so have it handy.
What is important is that a vessel's CG66 is up to date and registered with your local CG sector station. It can be down loaded from the MCA website.
and send it to your nearest station listed here