Governance and resources scrutiny commission
The commission is looking at the council's new approach to performance management now that national performance frameworks have been abolished.
There are lots of ways for residents to get their views heard on a public platform, but not many people do. To find out why, a group of Councillors are running an inquiry into how Council meetings work.
About the commission
The commission's remit is largely internal, focusing on services such as finance, ICT, human resources, and legal services. Evidence is often sought from other boroughs to help us examine how effectively the council is run, and ensure that the public is getting value for money from services.
View the commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each meeting of the commission.
Commission details: membership, meetings, and contacts
The commission also devotes a substantial amount of time each year to scrutinising the budget process. This includes examining savings proposals that come forward, monitoring financial forecasts, and holding the council to account for delivering its budget and savings as agreed.
Some recent examples include:
- Monitoring major financial changes affecting the council in June 2012, covering: schools funding, council tax support grant, and local retention of business rates
- Monitoring the implementation of savings agreed for 2011/12 - in both July and December 2011
- Scrutiny of draft savings proposals for 2012/13 in October 2011 and January 2012
- Questioning the budget process used by Hackney Homes, in September 2011
- Monitoring the Council's Medium-Term Planning Forecast and Overall Financial Position on a regular basis
Page updated: 9 Nov 2012