Quarter 2 - September 2018
Officer awareness to have at least 2 months, rather than the statutory 28 days notice of a decision, is in its infancy and it is hoped that as awareness increases, the figure will improve. 
 It should also be noted that there will be time critical decisions, which cannot be listed in the forward plan for longer than the statutory 28 day period.
Quarter 1 - June 2018
This in an increase of 1% on the last quarter.
 Officer awareness to have at least 2 months, rather than the statutory 28 days notice of a decision, continues to be its infancy and it is hoped that as awareness increases, the figure will improve. 
 It should also be noted that there will be time critical decisions, which cannot be listed in the forward plan for longer than the statutory 28 day period.
Background 
The Council has four select committees which carry out the scrutiny function, a key element of which is ‘previewing’ Executive decisions.

All local authorities are required to publish a Forward Plan of key decisions. These are decisions of a high financial value and/or with an significant effect on communities – and must be published at least 28 days before the decision is due to be taken. The Forward Plan provides openness and accountability in terms of the Council’s decision-making processes. Timely publication of key decisions in the Forward Plan helps to ensure that public, members and select committees have the opportunity to question, challenge and scrutinise these decisions.

On occasion it is necessary to take key decisions which have either had less than the required 28 days’ notice or no notice via the Forward Plan. These fall into two categories depending on whether there is still the option of call-in
  • Regulation 10: insufficient notice but can still be called-in for scrutiny
  • Regulation 11: insufficient notice and taken via the urgent action procedure so no option of call-in.