Manchester City Council

Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Council
Wednesday, 30th January, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: The Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Donald Connolly 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Motion without notice - Change of Order of Business

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council moved a motion without notice to change the order of the Council business (Council Procedure Rule 19.1(c)), to allow the Notices of Motion on: “Making HIV History”; and “Transport Poverty” to be brought forward on the agenda to be considered as the items before the Proceedings of the Executive.

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on, and the Lord Mayor declared that it was carried.

 

Decision

 

That the order of business be changed and the two Notices of Motion: Making HIV History; and Transport Poverty be brought forward for consideration before the proceedings of the Executive.

2.

Motion without notice - Withdrawal of Item of Business

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The Leader of the Council moved a motion without notice (Council Procedure Rule 19.1(e)) to withdraw the Notice of Motion – “Unite Construction Charter” from the order of business. The Council was informed that an Executive decision had been made that the Unite Construction Charter will be signed and the City Solicitor had been advised accordingly.

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on, and the Lord Mayor declared that it was carried.

 

Decision

 

That the order of business be changed and the Notices of Motion:  Unite Construction Charter be withdrawn from the order of business.

3.

The Lord Mayor's Special Business - Death of Former Councillors

Including:-

 

A presentation on Cuts to Education /Schools Funding by John Morgan (Divisional Organiser, National Education Union) and Jon-Leigh Pritchard (Organiser, National Education Union)

 

and

 

A presentation on Children’s Social Care by the Executive Member for Children’s Services and the Director of Children’s Services

 

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The Lord Mayor invited those present to stand for a minute silence in memory of former Councillors Joseph Holly and Gary Betney who had served on the Council in 1982 and 1993 respectively.

4.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - Indonesian Tsunami and Brazil dam collapse

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Minutes:

The Lord Mayor invited those present to stand for a minute silence in memory of the lives lost as result of the recent tragedies in Indonesia and Brazil.

5.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - EU China Partnership Award

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Minutes:

The Lord Mayor accepted the EU China Partnership award from the Chief Executive on behalf of the City.The Lord Mayor reported that the European Union had selected Manchester and Wuhun as the best example of a European city working in partnership with a Chinese city. This award demonstrates how two cities can work together on projects relating to education, sport, trade and investment, culture, climate change and environmental protection, innovation healthcare and smart cities.

6.

Lord Mayor's Special Business - New Year's Honours List

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The Lord Mayor informed the Council that he had written to the followingwho are either Mancunians or live or work in the city to congratulate them on the honour they have received in the New Year’s Honours list:

 

Professor Fiona Devine CBE

Andrew Fender CBE

Dr Claire Stevens CBE

Mary Isherwood OBE

Colin Kelsey OBE

Superintendent Umer Khan OBE

Neil MacInnes OBE

Nasar Mahmood OBE

AamerNaeem OBE

David Watson OBE

Paula Dunn MBE

Rabbi Warren Elf MBE

Robert Gallagher MBE

The Very Reverend Rogers Morgan Govender MBE

Mohammed Muazz Khan MBE

JamillaKossar MBE

Rachel Pilling MBE

Yusuf Tai MBE

Kate Brown BEM

Lewis Brown BEM

Teresa Lam BEM

Jon Morrey BEM

Jared Simpson BEM

Tracey Walsh BEM

Constable Michael Buckley QPM

Terence Finn QPM

Chief Inspector Dale Sexton QPM

7.

Presentations

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The Lord Mayor reported that the presentation on Cuts to Education/ Schools Funding would not be taking place.

 

The Lord Mayor introduced the presentation on Children’s Social Care and invited Councillor Bridges (Executive Member for Children’s Services) and the Director of Children’s Services to address the Council. The presentation was supported by:

Paul Allen (Service Lead), Maria Simpkin, (Early Help Area Coordinator), Susan Butlin(Service Lead) and Carol Longsden (Early Help Area Coordinator).

8.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To submit for approval the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2018.

 

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Decision

 

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 28 November 2019 as a correct record.

9.

Notice of Motion: Making HIV history

 

Greater Manchester has committed to becoming an ‘HIV Fast Track City region’, a bold ambition to end new transmissions of HIV by 2025 and to eradicate stigma and discrimination by 2020. Manchester City Council has a long history of fighting against HIV/AIDS discrimination and for access to well funded services for people living with HIV/AIDS. There have been significant advances in treatment and science, meaning that if detected early HIV is no longer a death sentence but a manageable chronic condition. In Manchester we have the third highest rate of HIV in the country with over 5,000 people living with HIV in GM, and with new infections reported each year.

 

If we are serious about beating HIV/AIDs we need a comprehensive approach that allows all people to access quality life-saving and life-enhancing prevention (such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - PrEP), treatment, care and support services.

 

Despite this, since 2010 we have seen spending on Public Health Budgets for commissioning sexual health services decimated. Public Health Budgets have been cut by a third since 2010, with an extra £85m to be cut in 2019/20, and it is estimated that £3.2 Billion is needed each year to reverse these cuts.

 

Advances in drug treatment enable people with HIV to live long and healthy lives, whilst also significantly reducing the risk of HIV being passed on to others. There is now a drug that is clinically proven to prevent contracting HIV (PrEP) but while this drug is available on the NHS in Scotland, it is still restricted to a heavily oversubscribed ‘trial’ in England. This means that there are people at risk of contracting HIV in Manchester that could be prevented. The Terrence Higgins Trust estimate that every day the NHS delays access to PrEP, 17 people are diagnosed with HIV – and the lifetime cost to the NHS for each diagnosis of HIV is £360,000. Manchester City Council and Manchester Health Care Commissioning have repeatedly lobbied NHS England for a fully funded roll out of PrEP.

 

Therefore this Council:

 

1)    Demands that this Government reverses it’s cuts to Public Health Services, including sexual health services, and allocates funds fairly according to need

2)    Calls on the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England to take action to prevent new HIV infections by ending the trial, guaranteeing future treatment for those on the trial and fully funding and rolling out PrEP on the NHS in England;

3)    Calls on Manchester MPs, the GM Mayor and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to push for a fully funded rollout of PrEP on the NHS.

 

Proposed by Councillor Johns, seconded by Councillor Craig and also signed by Councillors Wills, Bridges, Moore and S Murphy

 

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Minutes:

Motion proposed and seconded:

 

Greater Manchester has committed to becoming an ‘HIV Fast Track City region’, a bold ambition to end new transmissions of HIV by 2025 and to eradicate stigma and discrimination by 2020. Manchester City Council has a long history of fighting against HIV/AIDS discrimination and for access to well-funded services for people living with HIV/AIDS. There have been significant advances in treatment and science, meaning that if detected early HIV is no longer a death sentence but a manageable chronic condition. In Manchester we have the third highest rate of HIV in the country with over 5,000 people living with HIV in GM, and with new infections reported each year.

 

If we are serious about beating HIV/AIDs we need a comprehensive approach that allows all people to access quality life-saving and life-enhancing prevention (such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - PrEP), treatment, care and support services.

 

Despite this, since 2010 we have seen spending on Public Health Budgets for commissioning sexual health services decimated. Public Health Budgets have been cut by a third since 2010, with an extra £85m to be cut in 2019/20, and it is estimated that £3.2 Billion is needed each year to reverse these cuts.

 

Advances in drug treatment enable people with HIV to live long and healthy lives, whilst also significantly reducing the risk of HIV being passed on to others. There is now a drug that is clinically proven to prevent contracting HIV (PrEP) but while this drug is available on the NHS in Scotland, it is still restricted to a heavily oversubscribed ‘trial’ in England. This means that there are people at risk of contracting HIV in Manchester that could be prevented. The Terrence Higgins Trust estimate that every day the NHS delays access to PrEP, 17 people are diagnosed with HIV – and the lifetime cost to the NHS for each diagnosis of HIV is £360,000. Manchester City Council and Manchester Health Care Commissioning have repeatedly lobbied NHS England for a fully funded roll out of PrEP.

 

Therefore, this Council:

 

1)    Demands that this Government reverses it’s cuts to Public Health Services, including sexual health services, and allocates funds fairly according to need

2)    Calls on the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England to take action to prevent new HIV infections by ending the trial, guaranteeing future treatment for those on the trial and fully funding and rolling out PrEP on the NHS in England;

3)    Calls on Manchester MPs, the GM Mayor and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to push for a fully funded rollout of PrEP on the NHS.

 

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on and the Lord Mayor declared that is was carried unanimously.

 

Decisions

 

This Council:

 

  1. Demands that this Government reverses it’s cuts to Public Health Services, including sexual health services, and allocates funds fairly according to need.

 

  1. Calls on the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England to take action to prevent  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Notice of Motion: Transport Poverty

  • That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this

  • That TfGM  gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester;

  • That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus;

  • That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  • That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job opportunities are available to residents without access to cars: and

  • That Manchester City Council’s view of public transport provision and that of TfGM, and non-car led transport should be prioritised on poverty and lack of access going forward, and ensuring Manchester residents have access to jobs, or are not isolated for reasons beyond their control and that the priority is not on providing additional transport options to those already well-served simply as they are most vocal.

 

 

Proposed by Councillor Nasrin Ali, seconded by Councillor Farrell and also signed by Councillors Connolly, Curley, Collins, Karney and Jeavons

 

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Motion proposed and seconded:

 

  • That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this

  • That TfGM  gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester;

  • That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus;

  • That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  • That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job opportunities are available to residents without access to cars: and

  • That Manchester City Council’s view of public transport provision and that of TfGM, and non-car led transport should be prioritised on poverty and lack of access going forward, and ensuring Manchester residents have access to jobs, or are not isolated for reasons beyond their control and that the priority is not on providing additional transport options to those already well-served simply as they are most vocal.

 

Resolution

 

The motion was put to Council and voted on and the Lord Mayor declared that is was carried unanimously.

 

Decisions

 

  1. That Transport Poverty is an issue which is currently affecting economic growth within our city by by-passing residents who are unable to access employment opportunities due to this.

  2. That TfGM gives consideration to help residents on low incomes to better access public transport such as the partnership between TfGM, System One and Jobcentre Plus to provide free day bus tickets to attend job interviews in Greater Manchester, and free and subsidised bus travel for residents returning to work, and reduced travel costs for 16-18 year olds promised by the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

 

  1. That Manchester City Council fully supports the re-regulation of bus services, noting that in 2016/17, 76% of public transport trips were taken by bus.

  2. That while active travel options such as walking and cycling are helpful in terms of reducing car dependency, and supporting health, far more attention should be given to residents for whom these simply aren’t viable, nor desirable.

 

  1. That Manchester City Council gives greater consideration to how all Manchester residents can access job opportunities, particularly North Manchester residents being able to access jobs at the Airport, and where we own a significant stake in partners such as Manchester Airport Group, we ensure job  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Proceedings of the Executive pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To submit the part proceedings of the meeting which took place on 12 December 2018 and on 16 January 2019 and, in particular, to consider:

 

Exe/18/115     Global Monitoring and Budget Update

 

To recommend that the Council approves the use of £6.292m in total from the City Centre Review, Better Care Funding, Adult Social Care and Parking reserves.

 

Exe/18/116     Capital Programme Update

 

To recommend that the Council approve the following changes to Manchester City Council’s capital programme:

 

(a) Highways – Residents Parking Schemes. A capital budget increase of £0.553m is requested, funded by £0.396m of applicable Section 106 funding and £0.157m from the Parking Reserve.

 

(b) Highways – Automatic Bollards. A capital budget increase of £0.468m is requested, funded from the Parking Reserve, to replace the existing £0.200m borrowing approval.

 

(c) Highways – Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Measures. A capital budget increase of £0.264m is requested, funded from the Parking Reserve.

 

 

Exe/19/03      Capital Programme Update

 

To recommend that the Council approve the following changes to Manchester City Council’s capital programme:

 

a.         Highways – Exchange Square water feature refurbishment. A capital budget increase of £0.440m is requested, funded by borrowing.

 

b.         Neighbourhoods – relocation of Manchester Visitor Information Centre. A capital budget increase of £0.059m is requested, funded by borrowing.

 

c.         Private Sector Housing – transfer of projects from Strategic Acquisitions. A capital budget virement of £1.592m is requested.

 

d.         Children’s & Families / ICT – Liquid Logic/ContrOCC. A virement of £0.139m from the Early Help project, which this project supersedes, and £0.370m from the ICT Investment Plan is requested.

 

 

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Minutes:

The proceedings of the Executive on 12 December 2018 and 16 January 2019 were submitted. The Council was asked to give particular consideration to the following recommendations:

 

Exe/18/115 Global Monitoring -Council to approve the following:

 

The use of £6.292m in total from the City Centre Review, Better Care Funding, Adult Social Care and Parking reserves as follows:

 

·          £40K from the City Centre Review – for the Compliance and Enforcement and Homelessness teams to improve data and performance indicators;

·          £2.6m from the Better Care Fund Reserve - as part of an overall funding strategy for 2019/20 to provide ongoing contributions for social care and to enable the CCG to access its historic surplus in 2019/20;

·          £1.4m from the Adult Social Care Reserve – also as part of an overall funding strategy for 2019/20 to provide ongoing contributions for social care and to enable the CCG to access its historic surplus in 2019/20;

·          £1.595m from the Adult Social Care Reserve - for reform staffing, mental health related strength based assessment and supporting the shared lives scheme;

·          £175k from the Parking Reserve - to fund hostile vehicle mitigation measures;

·          £482k from the Asylum Seekers Reserve – to fund the Local Authority Asylum Support Officer (LAASLO) project, subject to agreement from the contributing authorities.

 

Exe/18/116Capital Programme Update - Council to approve the following changes to the Council’s capital programme:

 

·          Highways – Residents Parking Schemes. A capital budget increase of £0.553m is requested, funded by £0.396m of applicable Section 106 funding and £0.157m from the Parking Reserve.

·          (b) Highways – Automatic Bollards. A capital budget increase of £0.468m is requested, funded from the Parking Reserve, to replace the existing £0.200m borrowing approval.

·          (c) Highways – Hostile Vehicle Mitigation Measures. A capital budget increase of £0.264m is requested, funded from the Parking Reserve.

 

Exe/18/119 The Manchester College – City Centre Campus (Part B) – Council to approve a capital budget increase of £27.6m (£17.6m in 2018/19 and £10m in 2019/20) funded by borrowing.

 

(Councillor Hacking and Councillor S Murphy each a Disclosable Pecuniary interest in the item, as a board member of the LTE Group. Both left the meeting prior to its consideration.)

 

Exe/19/03 Capital Programme Update – Council to approve the following changes to the Council’s capital programme:

 

·          Highways – Exchange Square water feature refurbishment. A capital budget increase of £0.440m is requested, funded by borrowing.

·          Neighbourhoods – relocation of Manchester Visitor Information Centre. A capital budget increase of £0.059m is requested, funded by borrowing.

·          Private Sector Housing – transfer of projects from Strategic Acquisitions. A capital budget virement of £1.592m is requested.

·          Children’s & Families / ICT – Liquid Logic/ContrOCC. A virement of £0.139m from the Early Help project, which this project supersedes, and £0.370m from the ICT Investment Plan is requested.

 

Exe/19/06 Manchester Airport Car Park Investment – Council to approve a capital budget increase of £5.6. (£3.7m in 2019/20 and £1.9m in 2020/21) funded through prudential borrowing.

 

(Councillor Leese declared a prejudicial interest in item Exe/19/06, as a Board  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Questions to Executive Members under Procedural Rule 23

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Councillor Leese responded to a question from Councillor Connolly regarding the management contractor appointed to undertake the refurbishment of the Town Hall and the tendering process used.

 

Councillor Richards responded to a question from Councillor Connolly regarding the Council’s support for residents affected by the replacement cladding dispute with Lendlease.

 

Councillor N Murphy responded to a question from Councillor M Dar regarding traffic control measures on Albert Street in Beswick.

 

Councillor Rahman provided a response to a question from Councillor Leech regarding data on school place vacancies.

 

Councillor Leese responded to a question from Councillor Leech regarding safeguarding to ensure legitimacy of major developments in the city.

 

Councillor Leese (in the absence of Councillor Stogia) responded to a question from Councillor Leech regarding the reinstatement of a budget for traffic calming projects around schools.

 

Councillor Leese responded to a question from Councillor Kilpatrick regarding a development plan and strategy for the Gay Village.

 

Councillor Leese responded to a question from Councillor Kilpatrick regarding risk assessments in preparation for Brexit.

 

Councillor Akbar replied to a question from Councillor Igbon regarding plans to support the Keep Britain tidy campaign and to raise awareness.

13.

Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To note the minutes of the following scrutiny committees:

 

Health – 4 December 2018 and 8 January 2019

Children and Young People – 4 December 2018 and 8 January 2019

Neighbourhoods and Environment – 5 December 2018 and 9 January 2019

Economy – 5 December 2018 and 9 January 2019

Communities and Equalities – 6 December 2018 and 10 January 2019

Resources and Governance – 6 December 2018 and 10 January 2018

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Minutes:

The minutes of the following Scrutiny Committee meetings were submitted:

 

Health– 4 December 2018 and 8 January 2019

Children and Young People – 4 December 2018 and 8 January 2019

Neighbourhoods and Environment – 5 December 2018 and 9 January 2019

Economy– 5 December 2018 and 9 January 2019

Communities and Equalities – 6 December 2018 and 10 January 2019

Resources and Governance – 6 December and 10 January 2019

 

Decision

 

To receive those minutes.

14.

Proceedings of Committees pdf icon PDF 365 KB

To submit for approval the minutes of the following meetings and consider recommendations made by the committee, as set out in the minutes:

 

Audit Committee –10 December 2018

Constitutional and Nomination - 28 January 2019 (to be tabled)

Health and Wellbeing Board – 23 January 2019

Licensing and Appeals Committee – 3 December 2018

Planning and Highways Committee – 13 December 2018 and 17 January 2019

Personnel Committee – 12 December 2018 and 29 January 2019 (to be tabled)

 

and in particular to consider:

 

PE/18/29         Proposed New Pay Structure

 

·                     To recommend that Council approves the new pay line, with the intention that the new grade structure be formally endorsed as part of the Pay Policy Statement.

 

-       and to also consider any recommendations  contained within the minutes of the meeting of Personnel Committee on 29 January 2019.  At the time of publication, the  committee has been asked to make the following recommendations to Council:

 

Senior Management Capacity Review

 

·                     To recommend to Council that the role profile and duties of the existing Deputy Chief Executive post are varied as set out in the report and to include the duties of the Council’s statutory Section 151 Officer.   The post will become Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer.

 

·                     To recommend to Council that the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer is remunerated at a salary of £150,000  to reflect the increased portfolio and in line with the proposed changes to the Council’s Pay Policy Statement detailed elsewhere on this meeting’s agenda.

 

·                     To recommend to Council the creation of a new post of Strategic Director  (Neighbourhoods) at Grade SS5 on the Council’s pay and grading structure. This post will take on strategic responsibility for the Neighbourhoods and Highways services. Establishment of this post will entail the disestablishment of the current Chief Operating Officer (Neighbourhoods) post and, in line with m people principles, this post holder will be ring fenced for assessment to the Strategic Director role.

 

·                     To recommend to Council the creation of a new post of Director Policy, Performance and Reform at Grade SS4 on the Council’s pay and grading structure. This post will take on strategic responsibility for the Performance, Research & Intelligence; Policy, Partnerships and Research and Reform & Innovation teams and will be funded through equivalent reductions at the tier below.

 

Senior Pay and Grading Update

 

·                     To recommend to Council that the changes to the senior pay and grading (see  appendix) are implemented with immediate effect.

 

·                     To recommend to Council that the Council’s Pay Policy Statement in March 2019 is amended to reflect the changes in the senior pay and grading structure.

 

 

Local Government Pension Scheme: Updated Discretions Policy Statement

 

·                    To recommend that Council adopts the discretionary framework set out in the revised Pension Scheme Policy Statement

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the following meetings were submitted:

 

Audit Committee – 10 December 2018

Health and Wellbeing Board – 23 January 2019

Licensing and Appeals Committee – 3 December 2018

Planning and Highways Committee – 13 December and 17 January 2019

Personnel Committee – 12 December 2018 and 29 January 2019

Constitutional and Nomination Committee – 30 January 2019

 

The Council was asked to give particular consideration to the following recommendations:

 

Personnel Committee 12 December 2018

 

PE/18/29 Proposed New Pay Structure – Council to approve the new pay line, with the intention that the new grade structure be formally endorsed as part of the Pay Policy Statement.

 

Personnel Committee 29 January 2019

 

PE/19/02 Senior Management Capacity Review -

 

Council to approve that the role profile and duties of the existing Deputy Chief Executive post are varied as set out in the report and to include the duties of the Council’s statutory Section 151 Officer. The post will become Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer.

 

Council to approve that the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer is remunerated at a salary of £150,000 to reflect the increased portfolio and in line with the proposed changes to the Council’s Pay Policy Statement detailed elsewhere on this meeting’s agenda.

 

Council to approve the creation of a new post of Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods) at Grade SS5 on the Council’s pay and grading structure. This post will take on strategic responsibility for the Neighbourhoods and Highways services. Establishment of this post will enable the disestablishment of the current Chief Operating Officer (Neighbourhoods) post and, in line with m people principles, this post holder will be ring fenced for assessment to the Strategic Director role.

 

Council to approve the creation of a new post of Director Policy, Performance and Reform at Grade SS4 on the Council’s pay and grading structure. This post will take on strategic responsibility for the Performance, Research & Intelligence; Policy, Partnerships and Research and Reform & Innovation teams and will be funded through equivalent reductions at the tier below.

PE/19/03 Senior Pay and Grading Update -

 

Council to approve that the changes are implemented with immediate effect.

 

Council to approve that the Council’s Pay Policy Statement in March 2019 is amended to reflect the changes in the senior pay and grading structure.

      

PE/19/04 Local Government Pension Scheme – Updated Discretions Policy Statement -

 

Council to adopt the discretionary framework set out in the revised Pension Scheme Policy Statement.

 

Constitutional and Nomination Committee 30 January 2019

 

CN/19/3 Membership of Council committees and representation on joint boards and joint committees

 

To request the Council to suspend Procedural Rule 25.1 to allow the following decision which involve reconsideration of a decision taken by the Council within the previous six months.

 

To recommend to Council the following changes in appointments to Committees and Joint Committees of the Council:

 

Committee

Member removed

Member appointed

Greater Manchester Housing, Planning and Environmental Scrutiny Committee

Councillor Wilson

Councillor Clay


 

Decisions

 

  1. To receive those minutes.

 

  1. To approve the new pay line, with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Business of the Combined Authority, Joint Authorities and Joint Committees

To receive answers to any questions raised in accordance with Procedural Rule 24 on the business of: (a) the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, (b) the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority, and (c) the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee.

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The Lord Mayor reported that a question had been received regarding business of the Combined Authority, Joint Authorities and Joint Committees.

 

The Leader of the Council responded to a question from Councillor Leech regarding occupancy rates on Metrolink.

 

The Leader of the Council responded to a question from Councillor Leech regarding bus services in Greater Manchester.

 

The Leader of the Council responded to a question from Councillor Kilpatrick regarding Metrolink ticket pricing.

 

The Leader of the Council responded to a question from Councillor Kilpatrick regarding provisions for homelessness in Manchester.

16.

Urgent Key Decisions Report pdf icon PDF 109 KB

The report of the City Solicitor is enclosed.

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Minutes:

The Council considered the report of the City Solicitor on key decisions that had been exempted from call-in.

 

Decision

 

To note the report.

17.

Draft Code of Corporate Governance pdf icon PDF 198 KB

The report of the Deputy Chief Executive is enclosed.

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Minutes:

The Council considered the report of the Deputy Chief Executive which proposed a revised Code of Corporate Governance in accordance with published guidance. The Code will be monitored on an annual basis through the Council’s Annual Governance Statement.

 

Decision

 

To approve the revised Code of Corporate Governance for incorporation within the Council Constitution.