Business Plan 2023-24

Scottish Commission on Social Security's business plan covering the period of April 2023 to March 2024.

About Us

The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) was established in 2019 by the Scottish Parliament. We are an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB). We undertake independent scrutiny of the Scottish social security system. Our relationship with the Scottish Government and the framework within which SCoSS operates is set out in a Framework Document.

We have three Commissioners, a Secretariat of six staff provided by the Scottish Government and we are supported by an audit adviser.

  • Judith Paterson, Acting Co-Chair of SCoSS, Head of Advice and Rights (Scotland) for Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG)
  • Dr Mark Simpson, Acting Co-Chair of SCoSS, Senior Lecturer in Law at Ulster University, researching social security and human rights
  • Marilyn Howard, Commissioner, postgraduate research student and honorary research associate at the University of Bristol
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