Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.8 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. We're getting there through a combination of economic growth, and the reform of public services.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority(GMCA) is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.

The ten councils (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) have worked together voluntarily for many years on issues that affect everyone in the region, like transport, regeneration, and attracting investment.

GMCA Constitution (external website, opens in a new tab)

What we do

The GMCA gives local people more control over issues that affect their area. It means the region speaks with one voice and can make a strong case for resources and investment. It helps the entire north of England achieve its full potential.

Running the GMCA

The GMCA is run jointly by the leaders of the ten councils and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The Chief Executive of the GMCA is Eamonn Boylan.

A variety of boards, panels and committees look specifically at areas like transport, health and social care, planning and housing.

Meeting papers and minutes (external website, opens in a new tab) 

Watch live meetings on Public-i (external website, opens in new tab)

Accounts, transparency and governance

We can't reach our ambitious vision for a prosperous, self-reliant Greater Manchester on our own. So we have teamed up with various public, private and voluntary partner organisations to help.


We aim to provide high-quality services for all members of the public. We accept that things can sometimes go wrong and we need to know when you are not happy with our service.


Greater Manchester Strategy

There is a new plan for Greater Manchester. It’s our Greater Manchester Strategy, called Our People, Our Place. It has been written by all 10 councils, the Mayor, the NHS, transport, the police and the fire service, with help from businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, and members of the public.

Greater Manchester Strategy

GMCA Business Plan

Our business plan provides the framework for the clear line of sight between the Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) ambitions, into our organisational priorities and ways of working, and through to team and individual plans and objectives for the year ahead. This approach seeks to ensure every GMCA employee understands how their role and work contributes to the achievement of delivering better outcomes for Greater Manchester.

GMCA Business Plan 2020/21 (pdf)