Manchester City Council



Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 7th March, 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Ante Chamber, 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 178 KB

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

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Our Manchester - financial impact on decision making and business planning pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Presentation by the City Treasurer


This presentation provides an of the Our Manchester Strategy and how this is helping to deliver the required Council savings targets and the effect that it will have on the Councils future budget process

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Responses to Government Consultations on the Fairer Funding Review and Business Rates proposals pdf icon PDF 386 KB

Report of the City Treasurer attached


This report provides an overview of the proposed reforms to Local Government Financing and the Council’s response to the two most recent government consultations which are Business Rates Retention Reform and a review of local authorities’ relative needs and resources.

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 403 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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