CfGS Annual Survey 2021-22
Each year the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) asks senior scrutiny officers, elected members and other officers working in local authorities in England and Wales about their attitudes, experiences and thoughts around the effectiveness and impact of Overview and Scrutiny in order to gain in-depth insights into this area. This report provides an overview and summary of key analytical points from the survey.
This year’s Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) Annual Survey of Overview and Scrutiny in Local Government has been conducted as local authorities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have continued to ask some of the same questions as in previous years – questions largely focused on developing a greater understanding of what makes scrutiny “effective”.