Using evidence in scrutiny

Written by CfPS Solace and Alliance for Useful Evidence

A practice guide for local government scrutiny about the best ways to understand and use evidence jointly produced by The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace) and The Alliance for Useful Evidence (supported by Nesta). Good evidence is the backbone of good scrutiny. Without it, making effective recommendations is impossible. But it is one of the trickiest things to get right.  This report sets out the importance of evidence based decision making in local government policy, how to understand and use evidence effectively in scrutiny, and guides on where to find ‘good’ evidence.

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Treasure your assets – 2nd edition

Written by Ed Hammond

A practical guide for treasury and asset scrutiny to help assess the extent to which a council is using asset management in the most efficient and effective way. The publication covers topics such as: treasury and cashflow management, decision making and responsibilities, and a guide to undertake an asset management review.  

First published 2008 this new version has been totally re-written and has been produced with the assistance of technical advice and expertise from Camdor Global Advisors and RP Martin.


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