What is overview and scrutiny?

The Local Government Act 2000 changed the way in which Councils are structured. Bassetlaw District Council operates a Cabinet system with a Leader.  The Cabinet is made up of seven Elected Members and is responsible for the majority of decision-making at the Council.

As a balance to this more concentrated decision-making process, the Act introduced Overview and Scrutiny into local government. Councils operating the Leader and Cabinet model must have in place a scrutiny structure to challenge the decisions of Cabinet.  It can, therefore, be a powerful tool to ensure that the Council is run effectively and efficiently.  


Last Updated on Monday, May 24, 2021