Press release

Paul Gray reappointed as Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC)

The Minister for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, announced today (26 March 2015) that Paul Gray has been reappointed as Chair of SSAC.

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Paul’s next term will begin on 1 August 2015. His contract will be extended for 3 years when his current term expires on 31 July 2015.

Lord Freud said:

I am delighted that Paul has been reappointed as Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee. He will continue to bring a wealth of skills and experience to the committee.

Paul Gray said:

It has been a great privilege to lead the committee over the past 3 years during a period of significant change to the welfare system, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to serve in this important and rewarding role.

About the committee

The Social Security Advisory Committee is an independent statutory body formed in 1980. It provides advice to the Secretary of State on proposals for the amendment of secondary legislation and on general social security matters as required.

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The Commissioner for Public Appointments regulates all appointments made by the Secretary of State to SSAC. All such appointments are made in accordance with the Code of Practice published by the commissioner. The code is based on 3 core principles – merit, openness and fairness.

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Published 26 March 2015