The end of my time as Chair of SSAC is now rapidly approaching – I stand down at the end of July. But this week’s meeting (June 20) of the Committee saw us considering perhaps the most important set of …
Paul Gray CB became the chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in 2012. He was appointed by the government to lead the 2 statutory independent reviews of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process. The first independent review reported at the end of 2014, while the second report was published in March 2017.
Paul is also an associate of Praesta Partners LLP, an executive coaching and mentoring firm.
His former roles include:
•Executive Chairman, HM Revenue & Customs
•Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
•economic affairs private secretary to the Prime Minister
•corporate planner in the private sector
It is six years this month since I became the Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC). That “anniversary”, and the fact the months are rapidly passing to when I step down next July, prompts these reflections about the …
The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) held one of our twice-yearly stakeholder days in London on 9 November. As usual, we had an excellent and diverse range of people there – a good mix of some faithful ‘frequent flyers’ and others, attending one of our events for the first time.
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SSAC is an independent statutory body that provides impartial advice on social security and related matters. We scrutinise most of the complex secondary legislation that underpins the social security system.
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