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.

Partners

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.

Complaints

Greater Manchester Strategy

We want Greater Manchester to be a place where everyone can live a good life, growing up, getting on and growing old in a greener, fairer more prosperous city region. Our strategy for Greater Manchester sets out a route, over the next decade, to deliver this vision for the benefit of our people, our places and our planet.

Greater Manchester Strategy

GMCA Corporate Plan

Our corporate plan tells you more about what we do, how we do it, and our intentions on delivery for the coming years. 

GMCA Corporate Plan 2022-25 - Full Version (PDF, 5.3MB)

GMCA Corporate Plan 2022-25 - Summary (PDF, 9MB)

The GMCA Corporate Plan and Summary documents are partially compliant with WCAG 2.1AA. We aim to make accessible documents available by 31 July 2022.