COVID-19 Guide 2: scrutiny
This is the second of five guides for councillors (and those supporting them) on managing some of the challenges associated with carrying out their governance roles during the COVID-19 crisis.
It covers the key arguments in favour of continued, robust member-led scrutiny in this time of crisis, and sets out an approach to provide that scrutiny in a way that is proportionate and fits within the constrained resources that councils will have at their disposal. It focuses on the operational of scrutiny under executive arrangements in local authorities. In due course we plan to produce material covering the role that combined authority scrutiny might perform.