Reviewing schemes of delegation: guidance for English authorities

Posted on 17/04/2023 by Ed Hammond.

To note: this is one of three connected publications, all aiming to provide technical advice on the operation and review of critical elements of governance framework for local authorities in England. Between them, the three publications look at:

▪ Call-in;
▪ The operation of schemes of delegation to support decision-making;
▪ The review of Council constitutions

A fourth publication, on the operation of full Council meetings, will be published later in 2023.

This guide covers only the delegation of decisions that relate to the Council’s budget and policy framework. There are other forms of “delegated decision” which do not relate to this framework, and which are not covered here. For example, the “delegated authority” by which a young person’s carer might make decisions about that person’s welfare.

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.