The scrutiny process aims to make sure that services and policies delivered by the council and others best meet the needs of the people of Wolverhampton.

The report highlights some of the key achievements of Scrutiny over the 2017-18 municipal year including details of the progress and outcomes from a selection of Panel meetings and Reviews.

Scrutiny is a vital component of good governance and the work carried out by Councillors through scrutiny this year has been invaluable in influencing policy. This has been through representing the concerns and interests of the public and by providing a challenge to the Cabinet. Scrutiny also undertakes reviews of partners working with the Council through detailed and critical analysis of their annual plans and reports. The Board and all the Panels also undertook thorough scrutiny of the budget savings proposals.