Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

The main decision-making body of the GMCA. 

AGMA Executive Board

Oversees the work and strategic direction of the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA). Leads on policy, and has delegated decision-making powers from the 10 Greater Manchester councils.  AGMA has the same membership at the GMCA.

GMCA Standards Committee

The Standards Committee deals with matters of conduct and ethical standards regarding members of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and its committees.

GMCA Resources Committee

The Resources Committee considers matters relating to the transition to an integrated Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

GMCA Audit Committee

Checks that the finances of the GMCA and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) are managed to high standards of openness, integrity and accountability. It is a legal requirement to have an Audit Committee.

GMCA Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Checks that decisions made by the GMCA, the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) executive board, the Greater Manchester Transport committee and Transport for Greater Manchester, help make the region a better place to live, work, study and do business.

Planning and Housing Commission

Public and private sector representatives focus on housing, infrastructure and town centres.

AGMA Statutory Functions Committee

Monitors the performance of, and grants paid to, organisations funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA).

Greater Manchester Joint Health Scrutiny Committee

Reviews and scrutinises health services and acts as a consultative body to local health providers when they have a duty to consult.

GM Transport Committee

Oversees the travel services provided by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). Three sub-committees look in more detail at: capital projects and policy; bus travel; and the Metrolink and rail networks.

Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Empowers business leaders to set strategies and economic priorities to drive growth and job creation

Greater Manchester Health and Care Board

A partnership of Health and Social Care representatives which oversees the development of Greater Manchester's Health and Social Care reform strategy.

Greater Manchester Joint Commissioning Board

A forum for collective commissioning and de-commissioning decision making in relation to Health and Social Care across GM.

Greater Manchester Waste and Recycling Committee

Considers matters relation to the establishment and implementation of waste disposal stratagies of the GMCA and oversees matters relating to the effective management of waste disposal operations including contracts and the behavioural change programme.

GM Culture & Social Impact Fund Committee

In 2016, GMCA established a new Culture, Arts and Leisure Portfolio, recognising the importance of these issues to the economic growth, social well-being and attractiveness of Greater Manchester.

Police, Fire and Crime Panel

Council leaders and independent members with skills and experience of criminal justice and community safety. Works with the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime with a focus on the Police and Crime Plan. 

Independent Ethics Committee

To help build trust and public confidence, an independent policing ethics committee – the first of its type in the country – will advise the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Beverley Hughes, and Greater Manchester Police on the complex dilemmas that policing faces in the modern world.

Greater Manchester Green City Region Partnership (was Low Carbon Hub Board)

The Partnership isresponsible,on behalf ofthe GMCA, for overseeing the monitoring and deliveryarrangements for the Greater Manchester 5 Year Environment Plan, as part of Priority 7 `Green City Region’ of the Greater Manchester Strategy.The Partnership willoversee delivery via a number of Challenge Groups, identifying individual tasks (Task and Finish Groups), synergies and gaps, then provision of appropriate advice to the GMCA on mitigation measures, including the development and delivery of future policies and strategies.

GM Clean Air Plan

Places for Everyone Joint Committee