Combined authority scrutiny: six months on

Posted on 16/01/2018 by Ed Hammond.

CfGS reviews the first few months in operation of the new scrutiny arrangements for Mayoral combined authorities. 

Since 2015, the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny has been carrying out sustained research on devolution –into howlocal governance can be an integral part of the dealmaking process,and into the mechanics of the how overview and scrutiny systems will operate onthe ground.

Until May 2017, much of this was theory –a series of educated predictions about how governance could help Mayors and CAs deliver the outcomes they wanted for local people, as part of the devo deal they had agreed with Government.

Now, we have an opportunity to begin to reflect on whether those predictions –and predictions made by others –have come to pass.

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About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.