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Scrutiny Guidance Seminar

January 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


On 28 January CfGS will be holding a seminar to discuss the Government’s new statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny. Click here to view the programme.


The first general Government guidance on scrutiny since 2006, it will provide a vital opportunity for practitioners to reflect on current practice and to talk to their peers about how scrutiny will move into its third decade. While we don’t expect that the guidance will contain prescription for councils on the detail of how scrutiny should be done, its content should provoke debate and discussion within and between local authorities on how scrutiny continues to be sustainable in a complex, challenging local environment.


This seminar will be a vital opportunity for members and officers to discuss the guidance, what it means for them, and the action they propose to take as a result. It is a vital event for:


  • Monitoring Officers and other senior local government lawyers;
  • Democratic Services Managers and officers;
  • Directors of Corporate Resources, policy managers and others in the “corporate core” of the authority;
  • Councillors – including councillors on the executive, scrutiny chairs and other scrutiny members;
  • Representatives from organisations


The guidance also applies to combined authorities and committee system authorities that operate overview and scrutiny, so officers from those organisations should also attend alongside colleagues from councils operating executive arrangements.


The venue

Conveniently located in the middle of the country Highgate House is a beautiful 17th Century hotel with excellent conference and meeting facilities. Located just an hour from the M25 and 20 minutes off the M1 it is also a 20 minute taxi journey from Northampton Station. 


The course and costs

£145 + VAT 

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January 28, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Highgate House.
Highgate House, Creaton,
Northampton, Northampton NN6 8NN United Kingdom
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01604 731731
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