This free 1.5 hour Zoom webinar will help to guide scrutiny members through the topic, with a opportunity to share experiences and learn from others.
This webinar will help scrutiny cut through complexity and focus on the essentials. It will link with our COVID-19 support to councils Guide 5: Council finances and scrutiny.
This will not be a finance course but designed to examine the issues that will impact on the council’s budget and medium-term financial strategy. It will help scrutiny committees focus on the areas of impact surrounding both additional costs during the response phase, ongoing needs and their funding requirement during recovery, as well as the longer-term impact on the council’s financial sustainability.
The session will help scrutiny to prioritise and focus on key areas of both expenditure, income loss, investment strategy and potential future sources of revenue or government assistance. Some councils are already raising the alarm for their future viability, so how can scrutiny play a constructive role in providing transparent oversight over the planning and managing of council resources?
This webinar is limited to 30 participants, although we may run additional sessions according to demand.