Swansea Scrutiny

Visit: http://www.swanseascrutiny.co.uk/

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A great example of how offline local government processes – in this case, the scrutiny function – are moving online using simple digital tools to open up the process and reduce cost

The purpose of scrutiny (or overview and scrutiny, to give it its full title) is to contribute to policy development, protect and improve local services and to hold to account the local authority Cabinet and other local decision makers. Working in a similar way to parliamentary select committees, scrutiny involves local councillors who are not in the cabinet.

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