Economy Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 24th June, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Michael Williamson 

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No. Item


Urgent Business

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



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.



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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 27 May 2021


Manchester Housing Strategy 2021 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report of the Interim Director of Housing & Residential Growth


This report sets the context and outlines the process for developing a new Housing Strategy for Manchester.  The Strategy aims to bring together the previous Housing Strategy (2015 - 21) and the Residential Growth Strategy (2015 - 25) into a single, holistic document.

Additional documents:


Refresh of the Manchester's Work and Skills Strategy pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Report of the Director of Inclusive Economy attached


This report sets out the approach to refreshing the strategy, taking into account the challenging circumstances created in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the wider strategic and policy context in the city. It introduces the themes which are likely to be the main focuses of the new strategy, the work that will need to be undertaken to fully understand and develop them, key issues and dependencies and an indicative timeline for delivery.

Additional documents:


Economy COVID19 Sit Rep Report pdf icon PDF 749 KB

Report of the Director of City Centre Growth and Infrastructure and Director of Inclusive Economy attached


This report provides Committee Members with a further update summary of the current situation in the city in relation to COVID-19 and an update on the work progressing in Manchester in relation to areas within the remit of this Committee


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 309 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.