Founder participants are members of the Oversight Panel which advises on the day-to-day running of the GGCS. In addition, the Panel comprises independent members and consumer /user and environmental group representatives. The Panel has an independent Chair. The Panel meets three times a year. It considers the results of the audits, agrees on all rule changes and resolves any disputes among the parties. It also discusses the budget for the GGCS and agrees the fee level on an annual basis in line. It adopts its own Terms of Reference at the outset.