Manchester City Council



Economy Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 9th January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Michael Williamson 


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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 241 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019.

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The Council's Updated Financial Strategy and Budget reports 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report provides an update on the Council’s overall financial position and sets out the next steps in the budget process, including scrutiny of the draft Budget proposals and Budget report by this Committee.  Each Scrutiny Committee will receive a budget report aligned to its remit.  The report also outlines the officer proposals for how the Council could deliver a balanced budget for 2020/21, the details of which will be discussed at the relevant scrutiny committees.


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Council Business Plan 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Chief Executive attached


This report presents the draft Council Business Plan for 2020/21.

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Growth and Development Budget report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report sets out the Growth & Development medium term financial plan and budget proposals for 2020/21. The report should be read in conjunction with the Council’s overarching Business Plan report.


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The City's Future Economy and Labour Market Requirements pdf icon PDF 550 KB

Report of the Head of Work and Skills attached


This report provides information on the City’s current Labour Market using the data and intelligence that is currently available, providing an overview of skills demand and supply.  The report sets out some of the work in which the Council and its partners are connecting residents to opportunities arising from the city’s growth, as well as ensuring businesses have access to the skills they need to grow.

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The City's Future Economy and Labour Market Requirements - CEIAG and Skills for Life pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report of the Head of Work and Skills attached


This report provides an update on the developments of careers education, information, advice and guidance which have undergone a significant positive transformation over the last four years and now have a renewed emphasis nationally and investment in resources and infrastructure to improve careers programmes in secondary and post 16 provision.

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Delivering the Our Manchester Strategy- Update from the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Report of the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration


This report provides an overview of work undertaken and progress towards the delivery of the Council’s priorities as set out in the Our Manchester strategy for those areas within the portfolio of the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit attached


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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