GMCA Publication Scheme
Some sections on this page are currently under review pending revision
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:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions (Committees external website)
- Our policies and procedures (Some policies are under review)
- The services we offer
- Lists and registers (Under review)
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
- The Mayor
- Member of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
- Our Partners
- 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
- Site Map
What We Do
- The Services We Offer
- Police, Fire and Rescue Service
- Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
- Council Tax
What We Spend and How We Spend It
- Notice of Public Rights
- GMCA Revenue and Capital Budgets
- GMCA Annual Statement of Accounts
- Annual Audit Letter
- List of expenditure over £500
- 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)
- Archive Tender Opportunities
What Our Priorities Are And How We Are Doing
- GMCA Corporate Plan 2022-2025
- Greater Manchester Strategy 2021 - 2031
- Works and Skills
- Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040
- Clean Air Greater Manchester
- Work and Skills
- Skills Capital Programme
- Greater Manchester Information Strategy
How We Make Decisions
- Governance and Committees
- 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
This section is currently under review and updated, our policies and procedures will be published when ready
Services We Offer
- Guide for dealing with FOI requests
- Report fraud and corruption
Lists and Registers
- Your Councillors (For the interests, gifts and hospitality, please select each individual councillor to get to this information).