Social Security Advisory Committee
Work and Pensions
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
Later today, my noble friend the Minister for Welfare Reform will publish the outcome of the review of the Social Security Advisory Committee. I am pleased to announce that the Government support the continuation of the Committee in its current form. The Department for Work and Pensions has completed a robust examination of the Committee’s functions, delivery arrangements and governance structure. The review was carried out in line with the Cabinet Office’s key principles for reviews of non-departmental public bodies. The SSAC is a cost-effective advisory NDPB whose functions are integral to improving the quality of policy making and of secondary legislation in the Department for Work and Pensions. My noble Friend will also place a copy of the review report in the House Library later today.