Manchester City Council



Economy Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 5th December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Michael Williamson 

Webcast: View the webcast

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

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To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.

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To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 November 2019.

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District Centres Sub Group minutes pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To receive the minutes of the District Centre Sub Group meeting held on 31 October 2019.

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Devolution of the Adult Skills Budget pdf icon PDF 270 KB

Report of the Head of Wok and Skills attached.


This report provides an update on the impact of the the progress of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) to GMCA from 1 August 2019 for the 2019/20 academic year onwards.  The report also provides further information on the position in Manchester so far, the result of the GM AEB funding allocations to grant funded and procured providers, and the role of the Manchester Adult Education and Skills Plan in ensuring impact from the devolved funds are maximised.

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Manchester Adult Education Service (MAES) update pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Report of the Head of MAES attached


This report provides an update on MAES 2018/19 performance and 2019/20 improvement actions to include an update on the Manchester ESOL strategy.

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LTE Group performance update pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report of the Chief Executive of the LTE Group attached.


This report provides an update on progress for the Manchester College against its quality and outcomes targets for learners as well as a view on connecting this to social mobility. A progress update on the UK’s largest skills investment project and a  view of the “Manchester” element of Total People Apprenticeship provision


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Economy Dashboard 2019/20 - Quarter 2 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Economy Dashboard for Q2 of 2019/20 attached

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 455 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.

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