Quality of Scrutiny programme – supporting Skanska UK, one of the country’s top contractors, to improve project planning and delivery

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Jacqui McKinlay

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Glasgow City Council

Posted on 13/05/2021 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Supporting strategic scrutiny in Glasgow The client and background Glasgow City Council asked CfGS to design and deliver a series of member development sessions to support a strategic approach to ...

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Devon & Somerset CFA

Posted on 04/01/2021 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

The client and background CfGS was commissioned to review the effectiveness of Devon and Somerset Combined Fire Authority’s governance arrangements. The aim was to ensure they were fit for purpose ...

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Storengy UK

Posted on 01/09/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

The client and background Storengy UK wanted to develop a Responsible Business Charter which would identify key aspects of its business and responsibilities to its main stakeholders and community, to ensure ...

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The Gambling Commission

Posted on 28/07/2020 by Kate Grigg

The client and background The Centre for Governance and Scrutiny has been commissioned by the Gambling Commission to work on a project supporting local council scrutiny committees (or equivalent around ...

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Combined Authorities Governance Network

Posted on 28/07/2020 by Kate Grigg

The background CfGS drafted guidance for the Local Government Association (LGA) on combined authority overview and scrutiny in advance of the creation of the Mayoral combined authorities. Since their creation, ...

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London and Quadrant (L&Q) Housing

Posted on 27/07/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

The client and background  L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more ...

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Suma Wholefoods Co-operative

Posted on 27/07/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

The client and background  Suma is a workers’ co-op, a business owned and run by the nearly 200 people who work there. It is the largest equal pay worker co-op ...

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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Posted on 25/06/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – Independent Governance Review post-Grenfell The client and background  Following the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, it was recognised that the council ...

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National Housing Federation

Posted on 02/06/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Supporting system change and tenant involvement The client and background  CfGS has been providing expert advice to the National Housing Federation on the development of the Together with Tenants initiative since ...

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Diocese of London

Posted on 02/06/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Diocese of London – Hearing the voices of victims and survivors The client and background  CfGS was commissioned by the Diocese of London in 2020 to review its approach to ...

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Royal College of Nursing

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Independent Governance Review for the Royal College of Nursing The client and background  In response to a motion at the RCN Congress in 2019, CfGS was commissioned to undertake an ...

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London Borough of Croydon

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Expert support to Croydon Council’s Cross-Party Governance Review The client and background  In 2019 Croydon Council established a cross-party Governance Working Group to examine the effectiveness all aspects of governance ...

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Mears Group PLC

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Designing and delivering new customer engagement mechanisms for Mears Group PLC The client and background  Mears is one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers to both the public ...

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ENGIE UK

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Creating an independent Scrutiny Board for ENGIE UK The client and background  ENGIE UK were keen to introduce an independent governance mechanism to hold them to account for delivery of ...

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Warwick District Council

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Helping members to understand governance change in Warwick The client and background Councillors in Warwick wanted to explore the possibility of changing their formal governance arrangements, potentially moving away from ...

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London Borough of Merton

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Conducting a scrutiny review in Merton The client and background Merton council wanted to undertake an evaluation and review of their scrutiny function. What we did and the impact We ...

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London Borough of Newham

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Kate Grigg

Supporting an independent democracy review in Newham The client and background Following her election, Rokhsana Fiaz, the elected Mayor of Newham, committed to establishing an independent democracy commission to look ...

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LEP Network

Posted on 22/05/2020 by Centre for Governance and Scrutiny

Supporting good governance in Local Enterprise Partnerships The client and background We were commissioned by the LEP Network, the membership body for Local Enterprise Partnerships, to pilot and deliver peer ...

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Skanska UK

Posted on 22/03/2018 by Jacqui McKinlay

Quality of Scrutiny programme – supporting Skanska UK, one of the country’s top contractors, to improve project planning and delivery The client and background  CfGS has been working with Skanska ...

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Poole Borough Council: helping scrutiny drive school improvement

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Su Turner

CfGS can: Run support programmes helping  authorities to better understand and align scrutiny and school improvement, delivering a positive impact on the local education system. Who: In response to a critical Ofsted inspection CfGS was ...

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North Norfolk: increasing members’ confidence in questioning

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Ed Hammond

CfGS can: Help the arena of scrutiny become less politicised by teaching members to ask questions in a different, more focussed way.Who: In June 2015, Ed Hammond, CfGS’ Director ...

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Hinckley and Bosworth: developing the basics

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Ed Hammond

CfGS can: get new members up to speed with the specialist skills and principles underpinning scrutiny.Who: In July 2015, CfGS’ Regional Advocate Brenda Cook ran a development session in ...

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Newcastle City Council: reinforcing health scrutiny skills

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Tim Gilling

CfGS can: help develop members’ skills in all key areas of local government policy.Who: CfGS’ Regional Advisor Brenda Cook ran a development session in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, helping primarily experienced members ...

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Sunderland City Council: realigning scrutiny towards strategic objectives

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Ed Hammond

CfGS can: help identify governance and scrutiny gaps and provide you recommendations to improve the day-to-day running of your council.  Who: CfGS’ Chief Executive Jacqui McKinlay conducted a review ...

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Ipswich Borough Council: getting new members up to speed

Posted on 12/04/2016 by Ed Hammond

CfGS can: provide governance and scrutiny support to new members, getting them up to speed with the responsibilities of their scrutiny role and helping them understand the key skills required ...

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