Lord Kerslake, chief executive, Centre for Public Scrutiny
The government’s welcome new statutory guidance for scrutiny in local government is not solely for scrutiny committees and the officers who support them. It is as much, or more, for the attention of chief executives and leaders.
It is funny how sometimes events come together around a common theme. For this month, the theme is most definitely immigration.
If you want to know what is occupying minds in Westminster and Whitehall at the moment, the answer is very simple. It is Brexit.
Sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP) are the new vehicles to support the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View.
As post-Brexit uncertainty continues to pervade many aspects of the government, there are councils getting on with devolution; some quietly, others attracting more attention.
A perception could develop that decision making is in the hands of a small local elite which would work against the whole principle of devolution
Lord Kerslake outlines the scope of the devolution inquiry
Lord Kerslake explains the CfPS’ health scrutiny programme
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Lord Kerslake outlines his ambitions for the Centre for Public Scrutiny
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