Decision details

Review of Governance Arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to recommendation OS 23/41 of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of 14 September 2023.


As suggested by a number of Members at the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 14 September 2023, Cabinet supported governance changes being revisited by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at a later date to allow the current arrangements more time to settle in.




(1)        the formalisation of the process of submitting requests for agenda items to the Chair for liaison with key officers to ensure that the work programme remained balanced throughout the year be approved;


(2)        the Overview and Scrutiny and Cabinet Protocol be amended as follows:


(i)    inclusion of the Local Government Association guidance on the setting of scrutiny work programmes (as set out in paragraph 1.3.10);


(3)        the amended Cabinet-Overview & Scrutiny Protocol be published to the website as an Annex to the Constitution.

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 03/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 03/10/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/10/2023

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