Rethinking governance

Posted on 01/01/2014 by Ed Hammond. Tags: , ,

This guide sets out a “thinking toolkit” of the types of issues that councils, both members and officers, should think about when considering changing governance models. It does not aim to set out the legal and procedural steps which you will need to undertake to do it (which are for the most part set out in legislation), but it will provide you with the tools to think about the challenge.

It derives from previous Local Government Association (LGA) research on this matter, the experiences of councils who have changed their governance arrangements recently and research carried out in 2012 by the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CfGS) on councils moving to the committee system.

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.