Confirming the appointment, Baroness Stedman-Scott said:
I am delighted to appoint Matthew to the Social Security Advisory Committee. The Committee provides important scrutiny and advice to government on social security issues, and Matthew’s wealth of expertise and experience will enable him to make a valuable contribution to this work.
Dr Stephen Brien, SSAC President, said:
At a time when post-pandemic opportunities and challenges emerge for the social security system, Matthew’s appointment is a much appreciated addition to the Committee. He will bring excellent knowledge and insight to our work on a wide range of issues that affect many people in our company, including a solid understanding of the impact of the benefit system on workers.
About the committee
The Social Security Advisory Committee is an independent statutory body created in 1980. It advises the Secretary of State on proposals for modification of secondary law and on general questions of social security.
The Public Appointments Commissioner regulates all appointments made by the Secretary of State for SSAC. All these appointments are made in accordance with the code of practice published by the Commissioner. The code is based on three fundamental principles: merit, openness and fairness.
SSAC members receive a daily membership fee of Â£ 256.80, for a time commitment of 2-3 days per month.
Matthew Doyle is the president of Money Matters Credit Union.
Matthew also holds the following volunteer roles:
- President of the Adolescent and Children’s Trust
- Non-Executive Director of Pegasus Community Housing Trust
He will take up his five-year term on August 1, 2021.
Social Security Advisory Committee
Caxton House on the 7th Floor
Email: [email protected]
Denise Whitehead, Committee Secretary 020 7829 3354