SSAC's news, announcements and updates.
|07/11/13||The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013
The Government published the Committee's report, alongside its own response, on The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 on 7 November. The regulations were laid in Parliament on the same day
|04/10/13||Formal consultation and a call for evidence: The Housing Benefit and Universal Credit (Size Criteria) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013|
|09/09/13||New SSAC report highlights need to improve communications about benefits|
|08/08/13||SSAC responds to DWP consultation on PIP assessment: moving around criteria (46KB)|
|11/07/13||Press release: Formal consultation and a call for evidence: The Income Support (Work-Related Activity) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2013|
|03/05/13||Press release: New SSAC report recommends improvements for Universal Credit support|
|09/01/13||SSAC welcomes new member|
The Social Security Advisory Committee welcomes a new member Matthew Oakley. The appointment is for a period of three years.
Press Release (DWP website)
|08/01/13||SSAC welcomes new members|
The Social Security Advisory Committee welcomes four new members: Adele Baumgardt, John Ditch, Chris Goulden and Diana Whitworth. They have been appointed for three years from 1 January 2013.
Find out more about Adele, John, Chris, and Diana by reading their biographies.
The Committee also bids farewell to Kwame Akuffo who completed his final term on SSAC at the end of December after nine years of distinguished service to the Committee.
|10/12/12||Universal Credit report published|
|24/10/12||Press release: The Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, has announced new appointments to the Social Security Advisory Committee|
|24/09/12||Ministers have confirmed that Universal Credit regulations will be laid after the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement on 5 December. As is usual practice, the Committee's report on the Universal Credit regulations - and the Government's response - will be published alongside them. In the meantime, the Department for Work and Pensions has assured us that it is actively reflecting on the points raised during the consultation, and has sent this letter to the Committee's Chair outlining recent developments (41KB)|
|17/09/12||You may have seen media coverage over the weekend referring to advice provided by this Committee to the Government on Universal Credit. It might be helpful to clarify that the report referred to is the Committee's response to the Universal Credit White Paper. This advice was submitted in 2010 at an early stage in the development of Universal Credit. The Committee has recently consulted on the draft Universal Credit regulations, and its report will be published - alongside the Government's response - when the Universal Credit Regulations are laid in Parliament later in the year.|
|31/07/12||Many thanks to everyone who responded to the Committee's call for evidence on the Universal Credit and other related regulations. The consultation is now closed. Our report will be published alongside the regulations later this year|
|09/07/12||Universal Credit and related regulations – a further call for evidence (49KB)|
|09/07/12||SSAC: Twenty fifth annual report (August 2011 - March 2012) published|
|15/06/12||Universal Credit and related regulations – a call for evidence (44KB)|
|03/05/12||SSAC publishes its response to the DWP Personal Independence Payment assessment thresholds consultation (35KB)|
|27/03/12||Press release: Passporting to the future: the SSAC review of passported benefits|
|08/03/12||SSAC publishes its responses to the Bereavement Benefits (47KB) and Support for Mortgage Interest (60KB) consultations|
|30/01/12||Minutes from the Committee meetings of 3rd November and 7th December 2011 are published|
|11/11/11||Minutes from the Committee meetings of 6 July, 19 July, 3 August and 7 September are published|
|21/10/11||Paul Gray CB appointed as Interim Chair of the SSAC (34KB)|
|18/07/11||The Government publishes its response to the SSAC consultation on The Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 2011/1736) (Official Documents website)|