Q4) How will the Panel ensure that the transition from current change process to future process brings all groups / concerns with them?

The transition from BEIS-led programmes to the enduring arrangements has been an area of focus for the Panel.

Towards the end of 2018, the Panel considered the powers and provisions needed for overseeing releases on an enduring basis, resulting in SECMP0061 being implemented in February 2019. The Panel is now reviewing the underlying mechanisms for delivering SEC Releases as documented in the SEC Release Management Policy. As the BEIS-led programmes come to an end, Modification Proposals, which can be raised by any SEC Party in response to issues or concerns they have with the current arrangements, will be the primary driver of change to the SEC.

Expert groups under the transitional arrangements are also being retained under the enduring arrangements. In particular, the Technical Specifications Issues Resolution Subgroup (TSIRS) will become a sub-group under the Technical Architecture and Business Architecture Sub-Committee (TABASC), ensuring this group of experts can continue to review and resolve issues in this area.

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