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, September 24, 2018

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, September 24, 2018

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