GBSLEP implements scrutiny arrangements to ensure that all of our activities and investments are open, transparent and subject to scrutiny.

Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee are comprised of nine Councillors from local authorities which are within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull boundary.

The local authorities are:

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Bromsgrove District Council
  • Cannock Chase District Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • Redditch Borough Council
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Tamworth Borough Council
  • Wyre Forest District Council

Councillors are elected annually by their respective Council’s to serve on the Joint Scrutiny Committee.

Our Role

The Committee has responsibility for providing independent scrutiny of the activities of the GBSLEP, specifically in relation to the effectiveness and implementation of the Strategic Economic Plan. Other areas of LEP activity have been identified for scrutiny and are detailed in the Joint Scrutiny Committee’s work programme.

Terms of Reference

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee works to agreed Terms of Reference, which set out the scope of the committee’s remit and activities. They also provide guidance for some governance arrangements and are reviewed annually by the committee to ensure they remain fit for purpose. The Terms of Reference can be viewed here: Appendix A GBSLEP Joint Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference 2019/2020

Meeting Arrangements

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Joint Scrutiny Committee meet in public every three months. All future meeting dates are detailed in the committee’s work programme. Meetings are hosted by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.

Work Programme

The GBSLEPJSC Work Programme has been developed to facilitate systematic scrutiny of LEP matters on an annual themed basis up to March 2021:

  • Scrutiny of LEP Policy (2018/19)
  • Scrutiny of LEP Delivery (2019/20)
  • Evaluation of LEP Policy and Project Delivery (2020/21)

The work programme also ensures that key areas of LEP responsibility are scrutinised across the following areas:

  • Governance arrangements
  • Fiscal and Risk Management arrangements
  • Ensuring Value for Money
  • Policy and Project Delivery
  • Performance Monitoring

You can view the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and future meeting dates here.

Agenda and Minutes

Agenda papers are published on-line a minimum of five working days before the date of the Committee meeting.

You can view and download all of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee agenda and minutes since 2014 here.


If you have any queries or require further information regarding the work of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Joint Scrutiny Committee, please contact Paul Rogers, Democratic Services at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council at: