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
  • CEO
  • 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 Forward Work Programme

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (opens new window)

Terms of reference

18 October 2022

One-off Committee Items

  • Item: Referral from Governance and Audit Committee – ‘Financial Resilience’ Strategic Business Risk
  • Purpose: To scrutinise the progress of risk control measures outlined in the Corporate Risk Register

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Local Government and Elections Act: Annual self-assessment
  • Purpose: To scrutinise the Council’s Annual Self-Assessment
  • Item: Overview & Scrutiny Annual Report
  • Purpose: To provide an integrated review of the main activity of the Committee over the past year, as well as looking forward to future challenges and areas for improvement
  • Item: County Council Budget Outturn Monitoring Report 2021-22
  • Purpose: To scrutinise the Budget Outturn Report for 2021-22

17 November 2022

One-off Committee Items

N/A

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Local Government and Elections Act: Draft Annual self-assessment
  • Purpose: To scrutinise the Council’s Annual Self-Assessment
  • Item: Draft Well-being Objectives 2022-23
  • Purpose: To scrutinise and have oversight of the Council’s Well-being Objectives for 2022-23
  • Item: Budget Monitoring report 2022-23
  • Purpose: To ensure timely monitoring of in-year spend and savings targets
  • Item: Corporate Services
  • Purpose: To scrutinise one of the 11 Corporate Service Areas which fall under the remit of the Committee per Committee meeting
  • Item: Pembrokeshire County Council Whole Authority Safeguarding Group Annual Report 2021-22
  • Purpose: To scrutinise and have oversight of the annual report which reflects on work undertaken in relation to safeguarding activity across the Authority during 2021-22
  • Item: Strategic Partnerships - Swansea Bay City Deal and Corporate Joint Committee
  • Purpose: To receive and scrutinise Minutes from both Strategic Partnerships

19 January 2023

One-off Committee Items

N/A

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Performance Measurement Monthly Monitoring
  • Purpose: To scrutinise the Corporate Scorecard which forms part of the Council’s revised performance management framework.
  • Item: Budget Monitoring report 2022-23
  • Purpose: To ensure timely monitoring of in-year spend and savings targets
  • Item: Corporate Services
  • Purpose: To scrutinise one of the 11 Corporate Service Areas which fall under the remit of the Committee per Committee meeting
  • Item: Outline Draft County Council Budget 2023-24 and Outline Draft Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2023-24 to 2026-27
  • Purpose: To scrutinise proposals for the Council’s budget and Council Tax levels for 2022-23
  • Item: Strategic Partnership - Partnerships Panel
  • Purpose: To receive a report from the Partnerships Panel following scrutiny of the PSB and CSP after each of the Panels meetings

23 March 2023

One-off Committee Items

N/A

Standing / Re-occurring Items

  • Item: Budget Monitoring report 2022-23
  • Purpose: To ensure timely monitoring of in-year spend and savings targets
  • Item: Corporate Services
  • Purpose: To scrutinise one of the 11 Corporate Service Areas which fall under the remit of the Committee per Committee meeting
  • Item: Improvement and Transformation Programme Board
  • Purpose: To receive an annual update from the Board to enable the Committee to scrutinise delivery and management of the programme
  • Item: Strategic Partnership - Partnerships Panel
  • Purpose: To receive a report from the Partnerships Panel following scrutiny of the PSB and CSP after each of the Panels meetings

 

 

ID: 546, revised 10/10/2022
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