COVID-19 Guide 3: councillors’ access to information

Posted on 20/04/2020 by Ed Hammond.

This is the third 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.

This guide covers councillors rights to access information, and the kind of information they might expect to see in order to support their roles (principally, their scrutiny roles) as this crisis continues. It focuses on councillors’ information access under executive arrangements. We recognise that expectations may be different in committee system authorities.

About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfPS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.