Accountability and scrutiny: The issues for local government in a changing political environment

Posted on 08/09/2017 by Jacqui McKinlay.

New research complied by CfPS for APSE exploring the effectiveness of scrutiny.

Good governance is critical to public trust in decision-making. In times of uncertainty, it is important that decisions are made in a way that is transparent and holds to account those responsible for implementation. Worryingly, the report shows that scrutiny is perceived as weak and ineffective and makes suggestions for how scrutiny might be improved in the future.  

The report is available to download for free, or purchase from the APSE website.

About the Author: Jacqui McKinlay

Jacqui is Chief Executive of the Centre for Public Scrutiny and oversees CfPS’ work with a wide range of sectors including local government, national government, health and social care, education, the private sector and housing. Jacqui is a strategy, business planning and governance expert, helping organisations to use insight, planning, governance and scrutiny to become more outcome-focused, effective and efficient. She is experienced in leading major organisational change and is an expert facilitator. Email: Tel: : 020 7187 7362 / 07716 409 562