Business Plan 2022-2023

Scottish Commission on Social Security's business plan covering the period of April 2022 to March 2023.

About Us

Chair: Dr Sally Witcher OBE: Independent Consultant

Member: Dr Mark Simpson: Lecturer in Law at Ulster University, researching social security and human rights

Member: Sharon McIntyre: Head of Career Information, Advice and Guidance at Skills Development Scotland

Member: Judith Paterson: Head of Advice and Rights (Scotland) for Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG)

The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) was established as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) (body corporate) in 2019 and is funded by the Scottish Government (SG).

Our current board is comprised of a total of 4 people: a Chair and 3 board members. During 2022-23 we will pursue the intention to increase the total to the permitted maximum of 5 people, i.e. a Chair and 4 board members.

The Scottish Government’s Deputy Director for Social Security Policy is the nominated Accountable Officer for SCoSS, responsible for the formal Annual Report and Accounts and maintaining the agreement between SG and SCoSS on the Framework Document and Protocol under which SCoSS operates. These set out how Scottish Government and SCoSS relate to each other.

The SCoSS Board is supported by a secretariat of Scottish Government officials.

Twitter: @TheScoSS

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