Social Security Advisory Committee launches consultations

1st April 2019

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has launched two consultations recently and is inviting members of the VCSE community to provide evidence or insight that will inform the Committee’s advice to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

The consultations are:

The Claimant Commitment – this research aims to build a better understanding of how effective the Claimant Commitment is in terms of supporting people into work or progressing in work. The SSAC is also interested in whether Claimant Commitments, by setting out clear expectations of what actions are needed in returns for benefit payments, help build trust in the welfare system. Read the call for evidence here.

Social Security and Separated Parents – this research seeks to better understand the living standards of parents who have separated. It will consider the living standards of both the resident (who lives with the children most of the time) and non-resident parent but will have a specific focus on non-resident parents given the relatively limited amount of existing research on this group. Read the call for evidence here.