Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference
1.1 To appoint such task and finish groups as it considers appropriate to fulfil the statutory overview and scrutiny functions;
1.2 To prepare and maintain an annual work programme;
1.3 To undertake investigations into such matters relating to the Council’s function and powers as:
(i) may be referred by the Council or the Leader/Executive;
(ii) the Committee may consider appropriate;
(iii) have been referred to the Committee pursuant to the “call-in” procedure set out in the Scrutiny Committee Procedure Rules; and
(iv) have been referred to the Committee pursuant to the Councillor Call for Action Protocol at Part 4, Section C of this Constitution;
1.4 To advise in relation to the Council’s existing policies and strategies and assist in the development of policies and strategies;
1.5 To consider whether decisions taken by the Leader/Executive which were not treated as key decisions, should have been so treated, as set out in the Access to Information Procedure Rules at Part 4, Section 7 of this Constitution;
1.6 To monitor, to review and to report to the Leader/ Executive in relation to the following:
(i) performance of the Council’s services, including against targets in the Annual Plan;
(ii) financial performance;
(iii) treasury management;
(iv) reserves and provisions;
(vii) corporate risk;
(viii) emergency planning and business continuity.
1.7 To scrutinise performance of Portfolio Holders.
1.8 To receive an annual report from the Monitoring Officer in respect of authorisations granted during the municipal year pursuant to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.
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