Research Project

Balancing Good Government and Open Decision Making

Since the Local Government Act 2000, new structures and methods of working have been introduced to deliver more efficient and responsive decision-making. This report describes many of the choices and dilemmas faced by local authorities. In the spirit of the legislation, the policy recommendations take into account local variations in cabinets, overview and scrutiny functions, the operation of party groups and the area dimension.

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