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Resources Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel

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Information about Resources Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel

Overview & Scrutiny is the name given to the system of checks and balances implemented to monitor and review the activity of the Cabinet and also assist them in developing policy.


Overview & Scrutiny has two key roles:



  • To assist the Council and Cabinet in the development of new policy
  • To assist the Cabinet by giving comments on issues identified as "Key Decisions" prior to a decision being made
  • To contribute to major service reviews at scoping and "key issues" stages
  • To assist the Cabinet by giving comments on selected Service & Budget Plans at their draft stage




  • Scrutinise performance management information to ensure that the Council is performing to agreed targets and to agreed Action Plans
  • Determine "call-ins" of decisions made but not yet implemented by the Cabinet or an officer
  • Scrutinise particular "Key Decisions" and other aspects of Cabinet activity to ensure compliance with agreed Council policies and plans.
  • Evaluate the impact of Council and or Cabinet decisions and policies


  • Customer Services including Revenues & Benefits and Council Connect
  • Risk and assurance
  • Property
  • ICT
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Legal and democratic services
  • Equalities
  • Change Programme
  • Strategy and Performance including Public Sector Partnerships



Membership: 4 Conservative Members; 1 Liberal Democrat Member, 1 Independent and Village Voice member and 1 Labour Member

Chair is nominee of the Independent and Village Voice Group, Vice Chair is nominee of Conservative Group



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