Moving forward after failure

Ed Hammond considers the governance challenges facing members under section 114 and other models of oversight and the implications for member-officer relationships.

When councils fail, or are at real risk of failure, the impact on local people is significant – and usually well-documented.

The fallout from these kinds of major corporate problems has a direct impact on the way that local people live their lives – often as a result of the savings, and service change, decisions that councils in this kind of position have to make.

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