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Overview (Audit) Panel

Overview (Audit) Panel meetings will be held on Mondays at 2pm at Dukinfield Town Hall.

18 July 2016 12 September 2016 21 November 2016 8 February 2017
Joint meeting with Executive Cabinet

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(The Agenda for the meeting will be available online, 5 working days before the date of the meeting)

Role

The Overview (Audit) Panel shall act as a mechanism to allow for dialogue between Executive and Scrutiny to provide a constant rolling review (but not scrutiny) of Council activities and will have responsibility to overview the Council's service improvement programme and budget. It will also provide an important role in forward business planning for the Council's agenda.

The Panel will also provide for agenda planning for future scrutiny programmes and provide important links for policy review and future policy development.

The Panel will receive and consider final reports from Scrutiny Panels

The Panel will also co-ordinate the scrutiny processes including co-ordination of scrutiny reviews involving more than one Scrutiny Panel.

To provide a facility for the Main Opposition Group Spokespersons to be invited to attend meetings of the Panel (with speaking rights) in respect of items relating to their brief.

To have delegated powers to approve the unaudited statement of accounts

To approve the audited statement of accounts.

Call In Panel

The non Executive Members of the Overview (Audit) Panel (i.e. the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Overview (Audit) Panel, the Chairs of the Scrutiny Panels, the Chair of Council Business and one Opposition Member, subject to the political balance rules) shall be responsible for giving initial consideration to call in of decisions outside the budget or policy framework, in accordance with the procedures set out in Part 4 of the Constitution.

Scrutiny Dispute Resolution

To determine (following any dispute as to the authority of a Scrutiny Panel to consider a specific matter, and where the Executive Director (Governance) has exercised her/his absolute discretion in referring the dispute to this Panel whether the Scrutiny Panel referred to has authority to consider such matter.

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Tameside MBC
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
Tameside
SK16 4LA
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0161 342 2146

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