Mind the scrutiny gap

Jepp, Andrew
June 2014
Public Finance;Jun2014, Issue 6, p21
Trade Publication
The article discusses ways on how local councils in Great Britain could retain and support legacy policies following the 2014 local elections. It suggests ensuring that these policies continue to be effective, flexible and reviewed periodically so they remain fit for purpose. It adds that they also need to support the staff working on these policies. It also stresses the significance of effective democratic scrutiny to improve council's decision making, service provision and cost-effectiveness.


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