Manchester City Council



Economy Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, 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 18 July 2019.

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Delivering Manchester's Affordable Homes to 2025 pdf icon PDF 353 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides an update on progress against the policy ideas contained in the Affordable Housing Report considered by the Executive in December 2018 considering the demand for and supply of Affordable Homes in the City. It also provides further details of how the Council and its partners will deliver a minimum of 6,400 affordable homes from April 2015 to March 2025.

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The Impact of Brexit on the Manchester Economy pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides an update on current evidence about the impact felt by Manchester’s economy since the European Union Referendum in 2016, as well as identifying a number of potential risks arising from the decision to leave the European Union. It covers different aspects of Manchester’s economy, including job growth; residential, commercial and infrastructure development; and the impact on the city’s population, including international student numbers.


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Northern Powerhouse Rail Update pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides an update on High Speed 2 (HS2) and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and outlines the latest position on both initiatives. The report also provides information on a campaign by Northern leaders for rail investment in the north and a summary of the Manchester City Council’s response to HS2 Ltd.’s Design Refinement Consultation.

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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 391 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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