Overview and Scrutiny

Corporate Committee

The role of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee is to review and scrutinise corporate functions and support services.

The Committee will have oversight of the overall strategic direction, policies, plans and priorities of the Cabinet and Council (post-decision) and monitor their implementation.  The Committee will scrutinise corporate services utilising relevant management information such as Service Improvement Plans and Business Risk Registers.  Any areas of specific concern may be referred to the Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee as appropriate.  The Committee will also have oversight of the Public Services Board (PSB) and Community Safety Partnership (CSP) through a standing Partnerships Panel, as required under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

The remit and scope of the Committee in relation to Corporate functions and services is as follows:

Corporate Functions

·      Office of the Leader

·      Cabinet Member annual reports

·      Chief Executive

·      Budget monitoring (half yearly)

·      Corporate performance monitoring (quarterly)

·      Corporate Improvement Plan and Review

·      Compliance with Well-being of Future Generations Act

·      WAO corporate reports

·      Welsh Language

·      Risk Management

·      Corporate Safeguarding

·      Whistleblowing

·      Transformation programme management

·      City Deal programme management

Corporate Services

·         Financial Services

·         Information Technology

·         Audit, Risk and Information Services

·         Customer Services

·         Human Resources

·         Legal and Committee Services

·         Procurement

·         Corporate Policy

·         Partnership and Scrutiny Support

·         Corporate Communications, Press, PR and Marketing

·         Electoral Services

The Committee has 13 members and will meet at least five times per year. Details of Committee members and future meetings, along with the Committee Work Programme can be found via the links below. 

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (opens new window)

Terms of Reference - Corporate Committee  

Work Programme 2019-20 - Corporate Committee  

ID: 546, revised 16/10/2019