Manchester City Council



Economy Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 14th January, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at -

Contact: Michael Williamson 

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 144 KB

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


Growth and Development Directorate Budget Proposals 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides a further update to the Scrutiny committee on the savings proposals being proposed as part of the 2021/22 budget process and reflects any feedback from the November Scrutiny committees. The savings proposals will be considered by all six Scrutiny Committees for those areas within their remit, prior to going out to public consultation.

Additional documents:


ALMO - outcome of the offer to tenant's consultation pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Report of the Chief Executive attached


This report provides the Committee with the conclusion of the test of opinion of tenants and leaseholders. The report details a summary of the opinions indicated and recommends that the decision to insource the housing management and maintenance function is now confirmed.  The report also includes a summary of key actions and milestones, risks and process to develop post-transfer governance arrangements.

Additional documents:


Affordable housing delivery update pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides an update on how the Council and its partners will deliver a minimum of 6,400 affordable homes from April 2015 to March 2025.

Additional documents:


Our Manchester Strategy Reset - Draft Strategy pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides an update on the draft Our Manchester Strategy – Forward to 2025 reset document. A draft of the reset Strategy is appended to this report.

Additional documents:


Economy COVID19 Sit Rep Report pdf icon PDF 681 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) attached


This report provides Committee Members with a further update summary of the current situation in the city in relation to COVID-19 and an update on the work progressing in Manchester in relation to areas within the remit of this Committee.


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 309 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.