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Improving the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment as a tool to support people into work

Improving the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment as a tool to support people into work

A new report published today by the Social Security Advisory Committee highlights steps needed to improve the effectiveness of the claimant commitment under Universal Credit.

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Improving the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment as a tool to support people into work

Improving the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment as a tool to support people into work

A new report published today by the Social Security Advisory Committee highlights steps needed to improve the effectiveness of the claimant commitment under Universal Credit.

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Policy paper: Government response: SSAC report on the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit

Policy paper: Government response: SSAC report on the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit

The government’s response to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) report about the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit.

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Independent report: SSAC Occasional Paper 21: The effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit

Independent report: SSAC Occasional Paper 21: The effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit

This report assesses the effectiveness of the Claimant Commitment in Universal Credit.

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Consultation outcome: Claimant Commitment

Consultation outcome: Claimant Commitment

This call for evidence seeks views on the Claimant Commitment, which Universal Credit claimants need to accept in order to receive Universal Credit payments.

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Transparency data: SSAC register of members' business interests

Transparency data: SSAC register of members' business interests

A register of the business interests of Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) members.

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SSAC email addresses are changing

SSAC email addresses are changing

SSAC email addresses are changing from 31 March 2019.

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The Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019: SSAC correspondence

The Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019: SSAC correspondence

A letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions about the Universal Credit (Managed Migration Pilot and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019.

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Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018: SSAC correspondence

Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018: SSAC correspondence

Correspondence between SSAC and DWP about The Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Regulations 2018.

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Universal Credit managed migration: reducing the risk to claimants

Universal Credit managed migration: reducing the risk to claimants

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC)'s independent report on Universal Credit managed migration has been published.

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Government proposal to move claimants on 'legacy' benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced

Government proposal to move claimants on 'legacy' benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced

The SSAC is consulting on proposals to move existing claimants in receipt of a working age income-related benefit to Universal Credit.

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Government proposal to move claimants on 'legacy' benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced

Government proposal to move claimants on 'legacy' benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced

The SSAC is consulting on proposals to move existing claimants in receipt of a working age income-related benefit to Universal Credit.

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Social Security Advisory Committee: Professor Sir Ian Diamond appointed as next Chair

Social Security Advisory Committee: Professor Sir Ian Diamond appointed as next Chair

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Esther McVey, has announced that Professor Sir Ian Diamond has been appointed the next Chair of SSAC.

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Young people living independently need a stable foundation of housing and income if they are to earn and learn

Young people living independently need a stable foundation of housing and income if they are to earn and learn

The committee calls on the UK government to do more to help young people living independently take advantage of training and employment opportunities.

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Appointments to the Social Security Advisory Committee

Appointments to the Social Security Advisory Committee

The Baroness Buscombe, Minister for Work and Pensions (Lords), has confirmed 2 new appointments to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).

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In work progression and Universal Credit: SSAC report published

In work progression and Universal Credit: SSAC report published

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) calls for a better understanding of how low-paid workers can progress to better-paid jobs or extra hours.

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Jobseeker’s Allowance hardship payments (mental health and homelessness): SSAC correspondence

Jobseeker’s Allowance hardship payments (mental health and homelessness): SSAC correspondence

Correspondence between SSAC and DWP about Jobseeker’s Allowance hardship payments in cases involving homelessness or mental health issues.

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Social security restrictions on amounts for children and certain young people: SSAC correspondence

Social security restrictions on amounts for children and certain young people: SSAC correspondence

Correspondence between SSAC and the Minister for Employment about social security restrictions on amounts for children and certain young people.

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The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: SSAC correspondence

The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: SSAC correspondence

A letter to the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work about the Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

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The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

This statement clarifies the role of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) and its chair in the scrutiny of the proposals.

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The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

The Personal Independence Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2017: statement by Paul Gray

This statement clarifies the role of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) and its chair in the scrutiny of the proposals.

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Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, improving lives: SSAC response

Work, Health and Disability Green Paper, improving lives: SSAC response

Response from the Social Security Advisory Committee to the consultation: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper: improving lives.

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Justice system assisted digital strategy consultation: SSAC response

Justice system assisted digital strategy consultation: SSAC response

Response from the Social Security Advisory Committee to the consultation: Transforming our justice system: assisted digital strategy.

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Universal Credit housing costs for people aged 18 to 21: exchange between SSAC and Lord Freud

Universal Credit housing costs for people aged 18 to 21: exchange between SSAC and Lord Freud

Correspondence between SSAC and the Minister for Welfare Reform about proposals for Universal Credit housing costs for people aged 18 to 21.

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New SSAC committee member – Bruce Calderwood

New SSAC committee member – Bruce Calderwood

The Minister for Welfare Delivery, Caroline Nokes MP, has appointed Bruce Calderwood to the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).

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Social Security Advisory Committee announces membership changes

Social Security Advisory Committee announces membership changes

On 1 August 2016, the Social Security Advisory Committee welcomes 5 new members.

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Diana Whitworth

Diana Whitworth

It was with great sadness that the committee has learned that our former colleague, Diana Whitworth, passed away at the weekend.

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Universal Credit waiting days: statement from Paul Gray

Universal Credit waiting days: statement from Paul Gray

Paul Gray provides an update on the committee's consultation on the introduction of Universal Credit waiting days.

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Sir Peter Barclay, SSAC's second chairman, has died

Sir Peter Barclay, SSAC's second chairman, has died

It is with some sadness that the committee notes that Sir Peter Barclay, aged 88 years, died on 30 June.

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