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Consultations

When proposals for regulations are formally referred to the SSAC by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions or the Northern Ireland Department responsible for social security, the Committee generally initiates public consultation with interested bodies and individuals. This process is described in more detail in About SSAC.

The consultation papers listed below provide both the Department for Work and Pensions' explanatory memorandum, which describes the proposals on which we are consulting, the draft regulations and a copy of our press notice announcing the consultation exercise.

Or, you can contact us to obtain hard copies.

Current consultations

Date Consultation Ended
07/04/14

The Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014

Letter to SSAC Secretary
Explanatory Memorandum (external website)
Equality Analysis (125KB) PDF
Impact Assessment (external website)
The Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014 (external website)

Responses are needed by 30 May 2014 and should be sent to:

The Committee Secretary
Social Security Advisory Committee
5th Floor
Caxton House
Tothill Street 
London 
SW1H 9NA

Alternatively they can be emailed to ssac@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from the Committee Secretary on 020 7829 3354.

 

Past consultations

Date Consultation Ended
04/10/13

The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

Letter to SSAC Secretary (24KB) PDF
Explanatory Memorandum for the Social Security Advisory Committee (15KB) PDF
Equality Analysis for The Size Criteria and children with disabilities (56KB) PDF
Draft: The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 (30KB) PDF

Responses are needed by 18 October 2013 and should be sent to:

The Committee Secretary
Social Security Advisory Committee
5th Floor
Caxton House
Tothill Street 
London 
SW1H 9NA

Alternatively they can be emailed to ssac@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from the Committee Secretary on 020 7829 3354.

 
11/07/13

Draft Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2013

Letter to SSAC Secretary (55KB) PDF
Explanatory Memorandum for the Social Security Advisory Committee (169KB) PDF
Equality Analysis for introducing flexibility to mandatory Income Support (IS) Work Focused Interviews (WFIs) and introducing mandatory Work-Related Activity (WRA) for lone parents (78KB) PDF
Draft Statutory Instrument – The Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2013 (69KB) PDF

Responses are needed by 13 September 2013 and should be sent to:

The Committee Secretary
Social Security Advisory Committee
5th Floor
Caxton House
Tothill Street 
London 
SW1H 9NA

Alternatively they can be emailed to ssac@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from the Committee Secretary on 020 7829 3354.

 
15/06/12 SSAC’s call for evidence on the Universal Credit and other related regulations 27/07/12
11/01/10 SSAC commences public consultation on a set of proposed regulations: The Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions) (Existing Awards) Regulations 2010 and The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Employment and Support Allowance) Amendment Regulations 2010. (1.2MB) PDF 08/02/10
06/07/09 The Job Seeker's Allowance (Skills Training Conditionality Pilot) Regulations 2010 (984KB) PDF 03/08/09
15/05/08 The Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008 (491KB) PDF

Draft regulations (211KB) PDF
16/05/08
04/04/08 The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No…) Regulations 2008 (506KB) PDF 05/04/08
09/03/09 The Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations 2008 and The Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (1.6MB) PDF 09/04/09
28/04/08 Supplementary memorandam (182KB) PDF 29/04/08