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Publication Scheme

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)

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   

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

Procurement Information 

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 

GMCA Constitution

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

Report fraud and corruption


Privacy Policy and Data Protection

Website Privacy Policy

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).  

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