Scrutinizing local public service provision

Anna Coleman, Francesca Gains, Alan Boyd, Donna Bradshaw, Carole Johnson, Carole Talbot

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Set in the context of an expansion of scrutiny by local authorities of local service provision, this article explores the key challenges ahead for managers and politicians in this area of local governance. Drawing on an evaluation of the development of health scrutiny, it outlines the different types of activities health scrutiny committees are engaging in to fulfil their legislative commitments and suggests lessons for the expansion of external scrutiny. © 2009 CIPFA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-306
Number of pages7
JournalPublic Money and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


  • Governance
  • Scrutiny
  • Local services


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