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Adam Goodall, Joanna Matthews, Becki Meakin

June 2021

The Commission on the Future of Social Security led by Experts by Experience (‘the Commission’) was established in late 2018 with the aim of producing a White Paper, setting out proposals for changes to the United Kingdom’s social security system. A significant feature of this project is that it is led by people with lived experience of the welfare benefits system.

In January 2021, Shaping Our Lives was commissioned to conduct an independent review of the Commission’s work to date. Its purpose is to document the Commission’s genesis and evolution, assess whether the Commission’s current form is ‘fit for purpose’, and make recommendations on actions to ensure the Commission’s future growth and sustainability.

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