Studying scrutiny: what’s its impact?

Posted on 08/02/2017 by Ed Hammond. Tags:

The CfGS is continuing to look into various issues relating to scrutiny. We have recently done a survey of scrutiny perceptions, and are currently working on estimating the impact of scrutiny across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Whether you have filled the previous survey or not, we would to like to invite all scrutiny practitioners to share their opinions on what “good” scrutiny means to them, what risks is scrutiny facing, and through which mechanisms scrutiny is making a difference:

Scrutiny impact questionnaire

All responses will be anonymised. If, along with the survey, you want to share any more detailed views, please contact Elena Konopelko on 020 3866 5105 or email

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.