British Government Policy and Council Committees

British Policy


In the biggest change in local government legislation over the past thirty years, local authorities must now have formal constitutions, designed to streamline decision-making and make the process more open and accessible to the public. The legislation offers local authorities three models on which to base their new executive arrangements: Elected Mayor and Cabinet; Elected Mayor and Council Manager; and Leader and Cabinet (Cabinet Office/DTLR, 2002).
Manchester's constitution was prepared following extensive consultation with local residents and communities. The most popular with Manchester residents was the leader and cabinet model and the ...

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the Council Tax. The policy framework is made up of a wide range of plans and strategies, such as the Local Transport Plan, Housing Strategy and Environmental Action Plan. Changes to the budgetary and policy framework must be agreed by the Council (Cabinet Office/DTLR, 2002).

Council Committees

There are other powers that the Executive cannot exercise. These mainly involve decisions that directly affect particular individuals (such as planning applications or taxi licences), staffing matters, constitutional issues and other arrangements affecting members of the Council. It would be impractical for the full Council to carry out these functions itself so the following Committees have been set up to deal with them. Most have delegated powers to make decisions without further approval by Council:

. Planning and Highways Committee
. Licensing and Appeals Committee
. Employee Appeals Committee
. Personnel Committee
. Constitutional and Nomination ...

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The Executive meets in public every four weeks. It may also meet in private. Key decisions can only be taken by the Executive at its public meetings. A key decision is one which either has a significant impact on the local community living in two or more wards or has major financial implications. In Manchester, although there are exceptions and qualifications, this is defined as involving expenditure / income of more than ?500,000 or 10% of the particular service budget (subject to a minimum limit of ?50,000) (Travers, 2002).
Executive functions can be delegated to individual members of the Executive or chief officers. Chief officers may make key decisions and where they ...

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