The 2010 Annual Survey of Overview and Scrutiny in Local Government
We are currently collecting responses for our ninth annual survey. We have already received over 200 responses and we are very grateful to these respondents. We urge those who have not yet completed the survey to do so.
Why should you complete the questionnaire?
The scope of the survey has developed since 2003 and now provides the most comprehensive national picture of overview and scrutiny available. Last year at least one individual in 75% of all local authorities in the UK responded to the survey. This shows the value that scrutineers attach to the survey as well as its validity and reliability.
In the current tough and uncertain financial and policy landscape, it may be of particular interest for you to compare the state and direction of scrutiny in your authority with the experiences of others. For example, last year, the survey was able to uncover informative statistics concerning the resourcing of scrutiny. Discretionary budgets dropped by an average of 12% in all authorities and by 82% in London Boroughs who have traditionally seen the highest discretionary budgets. Meanwhile the trend for Districts/Boroughs and Unitary authorities was more positive with rises of 5% and 275% respectively.
CfPS are committed to supporting scrutineers in their role and promoting improvement in the practice of public scrutiny. The survey is a key tool for us to identify the best way to continue to do this. Please complete the survey today.
How to complete the questionnaire
In order to complete the questionnaire please click here.
Completion of this research will not take longer than fifteen minutes. The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is the 12th January 2011.
It is important to the integrity of this research that you feel confident in being able to provide honest and frank answers to the questions. As such, the report and analysis based on the results will be presented anonymously. At no point will CfPS make individual respondents details available.
For further details please contact:
Tel: 0207 187 7364
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this research.
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