Manchester City Council



Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 12th 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 240 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2020 attached


Provisional local government finance settlement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report updates on the main announcements from the provisional local government finance settlement 2021/22 announced 17 December 2020, with a focus on the impact on Manchester.


Corporate Core Budget Proposals 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer and City Solicitor 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:


Capital Investment Priorities and Pipeline pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report provides a summary of the Council’s proposed capital investment priorities, which will be included in the Capital Strategy report to Executive in February.

Additional documents:


Housing Revenue Account 2021/22 to 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development) and Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer attached


This report presents members with details on the proposed Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget for 2021/22 and an indication of the 2022/23 and 2023/24 budgets.


The Council's HRA and Housing Investment Reserve and Governance of the potential work to bring Housing ALMO back in house and other Housing PFI schemes pdf icon PDF 444 KB

Report of the Director of Housing and Residential Growth attached


This report outlines the financial position of the Council’s HRA and Housing Investment Reserve and the proposed governance arrangements that would be put in place should the Council decide to bring the Housing ALMO stock back under the control of the Council including any proposals for future tenant involvement and also governance arrangements of the other housing PFI schemes.  The report also describes the framework in which the Council manages its two Tenant Management Organisations.


Our Manchester Strategy Reset pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer 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:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 409 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.