Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 23rd May, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Charlotte Lynch 


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 107 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2024.


Manchester City Council Connections with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive, Strategic Director (Growth and Development) and City Treasurer.


This report provides an update on Manchester’s connections with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) in terms of partnerships, governance, and financial arrangements. It sets out the historical context which led to the establishment of GMCA, a summary of previous devolution deals and the current areas of focus given the March 2023 Trailblazer Devolution Deal. It also provides a high-level summary of the financial relationship between the Council and GMCA in relation to core funding and grants, as well as the governance arrangements in place to ensure robust decision making at a city region level to support delivery of Manchester’s strategic priorities.


Manchester City Council Connections with the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System and the Manchester Locality

This item has been withdrawn from the agenda by the Chair.


Household Support Fund 5

A verbal update on round 5 of the Household Support Fund will be provided at the meeting.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 119 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.

Please note there will be a work programming session at the rise of this meeting for committee members only