Manchester City Council

Agenda

Agenda

Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Michael Williamson 

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Urgent Business

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

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2.

Appeals

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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3.

Interests

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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4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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

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5.

Communications Service Plan - Review pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Report of the City Solicitor and Director of Strategic Communications attached

 

This report provides an update on the delivery of the Communications Strategy for 2019/20. It outlines progress against the key delivery themes for Council communications of integrated working with partners, digital delivery, participation and engagement and service organisation and governance. The report also describes the next steps for the remainder of the year.

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6.

The Council's approach to consultation pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached

 

This report provides an overview of the Council’s approach to consultation with Manchester residents, and next steps for taking this forward.

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7.

GDPR communications update pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the City Solicitor and Director of Strategic Communications attached

 

This report provides a summary of the Council’s recent work to communicate with staff on the requirements of GDPR. 

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8.

Setting of the Council Tax base and Business Rates shares for budget setting purposes pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached

 

This report advises on the methodology of calculating the City Council's Council Tax base for tax setting purposes and Business Rates income for budget setting purposes for the 2020/21 financial year, together with the timing of related payments and the decision on business rates pool membership. The Chair of the Committee will be requested to exempt various key decisions from call in.

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9.

Overview Report pdf icon PDF 507 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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