Manchester City Council



Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 1st December, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting: Webcast at

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 124 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2020.


Government Spending Review pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report updates on the main announcements from the Spending Review 25 November 2020 with a focus on those impacting the City Council’s budget


Setting of the Council Tax Base and Business Rates Shares for Budget Setting Purposes 2021/22. pdf icon PDF 241 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 2021/22 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.


Discretionary Housing Payments pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report provides an update on the officer proposal that Members were considering as part of the 2021/22 budget consultation to remove £1.5m of the £2m additional Council contribution to the Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme Budget.

Additional documents:


New Customer Service Centre Delivery Model pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report outlines the proposed new delivery model for face-to face services currently delivered by the Customer Service Organisation (CSO).

Additional documents:


Withdrawal from school catering provider market pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Report of the Strategic Director attached


This report informs of the current financial and operating position of Manchester Fayre, which provides catering services to 80 sites across the City.  The report outlines the forecast cost of the service in the current year and the additional budget requirement that will be needed to continue operating the service.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 421 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.