The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is committed to open government and the proactive release of the information it holds under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).
What is a Publication Scheme?
Every public authority subject to the Freedom of Information Act is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out what information will routinely be made available, how the information can be accessed and whether or not the information is free of charge.
The idea of a publication scheme is to try and make sure as much information as possible is freely available and easy to access so you do not need to make a specific request.
The Authority has adopted the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO’s) model publication scheme. The scheme consists of information already published and held by the Authority or information which is to be published in the future. All information in our publication scheme is either available for you on our website to download and print off, or is available in traditional document form. Information within the publication scheme will be available either free, or at a charge.
Some information may not be made available when:
we do not hold the information
the information is exempt from disclosure
we cannot easily access the information
What Classes of Information Do We Publish?
The ICO’s model publication scheme identifies classes of information, which are as follows:
What we spend and how we spend it
What our priorities are and how we are doing
How we make decisions (Committees external website)
The services we offer
The GMCA is required to specify the information which it holds and which falls within those categories of information and has produced a simple guide which lists the specific information it publishes within each of the above classes.
The Publication Scheme is divided into sections based on the classes of information.
Who We Are
Member of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Your Councillors for GMCA (external website)
Senior Salaries (Annual Statement of Accounts Page 122)
About Greater Manchester (external website)
Committees - The main decision-making body of the GMCA
What We Do
Police, Fire and Rescue Service
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
What We Spend and How We Spend It
GMCA Revenue and Capital Budgets
GMCA Annual Statement of Accounts
Procurement Procedures/Contract Standing Orders
Contracts awarded and purchase orders over £5,000 (2022-23)
GMCA Advertised Tender Opportunities 2022-23
Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (external website)
What Our Priorities Are And How We Are Doing
Greater Manchester Strategy 2021 - 2031
Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
Greater Manchester Information Strategy
How We Make Decisions
Schedule of meetings open to the public
Agendas and approved minutes committee meeting
Agendas and approved minutes of Executive Board meetings
Agendas and approved minutes of Overview & Scrutiny Committee meetings
Agendas and approved minutes of Audit Committee meetings
Forward Plan for Combined Authority Board
Our Polices and Procedures
Economic Development (code of corporate governance)
This section is currently under review and updated, our policies and procedures will be published when ready
Provision of Services
Guide for dealing with FOI requests
Lists and Registers
Land and Buildings Register: Information to follow
Your Councillors (For the interests, gifts and hospitality, please select each individual councillor to get to this information).