Corporate report

Social Security Advisory Committee triennial review 2012

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Findings from the 2012 triennial review of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC).


Triennial review of the Social Security Advisory Committee, led by a departmental senior civil servant, independent of the department’s stewardship arrangements with the committee.

There were 2 stages to the review. The first stage of this review challenged the continuing need for the Social Security Advisory Committee and questioned whether its functions are necessary and that it remains appropriate to be delivered by government.

The second stage of this review examined whether the body’s control and governance arrangements are in accordance with the recognised principles of good corporate governance.