Manchester City Council



Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

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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 143 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2019.

To receive the minutes of the Our Manchester Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Fund Task and Finish Group on 3 January 2019.

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Begging and people who beg in the city centre pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Strategic Development) and the Chief Operating Officer (Neighbourhoods)


This report provides information on the proactive partnership work on begging being undertaken.



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Updated Financial Strategy and Directorate Business Plans 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Report of the Chief Executive and City Treasurer


This report provides an update on the Council’s financial position and sets out next steps in the budget process, including scrutiny of the draft budget proposals and Directorate Business Plan reports by this Committee.


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Neighbourhoods Budget and Business Plan 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive 


This report sets out in broad terms the directorate’s key priorities, key activities and both the revenue and capital strategy for 2019-20. In the Business Plan for the period 2017-2020, directorates set out their proposed savings in the context of their objectives. This report sets out both the progress made to date in delivering these savings and the directorate’s focus over the final year of the three year plan. This report is a refresh of the directorate’s Business Plan for 2018-20 in the context of changing resources, challenges and opportunities.


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Refreshed Business Plans - Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive


This report provides an overview of the role of Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) in the Council’s business planning process for 2019/2020. It outlines the context of why the Council undertakes EIAs and how this process is managed to support good quality analysis which informs decision making.  It also describes how the Council uses Equality Delivery Plans as part of this process to highlight achievements on equality in the preceding year, as well as stating its commitments to equality activity and analysis over the remaining year of this budget cycle (2019-20).

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Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure Service pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive


This report provides information on the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure service, specifically on the co-design process and recommendations for a new VCS infrastructure service contract.


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides members 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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