{meta} Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Salford Suite, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton

Contact: Liz Wright, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on the 26th October 2021.


Review of the private rented sector within parts of Barton, Winton and Eccles pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Report of the Statutory Deputy City Mayor.

Additional documents:


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

  1. Authorizes officers to commence a formal consultation exercise on proposals to designate a new Selective Licensing scheme which will cover parts of the Barton and Winton and Eccles wards.

The Reasons are:

Following on from the report in 2005 whereby the Lead Member approved the phased approach of introducing Selective Licensing, the Landlord Licensing Team has successfully implemented one scheme in this area. This scheme expired in January 2020, officers have now reviewed the impact of the scheme. Analysis based on local intelligence, officer knowledge and the collection of  evidence it has identified that parts of the Barton and Winton and Eccles wards might be suitable for a further designation of Selective Landlord licensing.

It is considered that the scheme will complement the wider regeneration in the area that Salford City Council is helping to deliver.  Selective Licensing will address existing issues of poor property and tenancy management in privately rented accommodation.  The scheme will also ensure that new landlords investing in the designated area understand what is expected of them and will sustain the strong community that the regeneration programmes have worked hard to establish.

Options considered and rejected were: -

  • Take no action – this would be inconsistent with established Council policy and would fail to address the legitimate concerns of residents, local elected members and other stakeholders regarding the impact of the private rented sector on the local housing market.
  • Defer the consultation of selective licensing in Barton and Winton and Eccles area

Assessment of Risk:

The risk is considered low.  The report is seeking authority to commence a consultation exercise.  This exercise will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation, government guidance, case law and best practice.

The source of funding is:

Landlord Licensing is a self-financing scheme. If implemented in this area the costs for running the scheme will be recovered through revenue acquired from the licence fee chargeable to landlords. 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes Contact Officer Melinda Edwards.


Financial Advice obtained: Yes. Contact Officer Paul Guest.

HR Advice obtained: Yes. Contact Officer Steve Hulme.

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: none

Contact Officer:                  Anne Arcus / Sarah Hughes         

Telephone number:           0161 793 2249 / 3087


The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Community and Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Panel.



Signed:                  Paul Dennett                                   Dated:   09.11.21                                        .

                        City Mayor



For Democratic Services use only


This decision was published on    09.11.21                                          

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 16.11.21                                                   unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.



Future Work and Skills Strategy and Investment Business Case pdf icon PDF 519 KB

Report of the Chief Executive, Strategic Director People and the

Interim Strategic Director Place.

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GM VSCE Accord pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Report of the City Mayor.

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Salford City Council - Record of Decision (Cabinet)


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

·      That Salford City Council endorses the Greater Manchester VCSE Accord, and that I have signed the Accord on behalf of the City Council


The Reasons are:

·      At its meeting on 24th September 2021, the Combined Authority considered and approved the following paper concerning the new GM VCSE Accord. This is a tri-partite Agreement with the GM Health and Social Care Partnership and the GM VCSE Leadership Group on behalf of the VCSE sector in Greater Manchester.

·      In the discussion at the meeting, Leaders noted that this agreement has an implication for the relationship of all local authorities with their local voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. The success of this Accord and the shared commitments that it contains will rely on their recognition, adoption and action at a locality and neighbourhood level.

·      The Combined Authority authorised the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the GM Portfolio Lead for Community, Co-operatives, Voluntary Sector and Inclusion and the Chief Executive of the Combined Authority to sign the Accord Agreement on their behalf. Furthermore, all the Leaders present at the Combined Authority also signed a copy of the Accord following the meeting.

·      CA members felt that it was important that the GM VCSE Accord be debated and supported in all districts. 

·      Salford has one of the strongest voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors in Greater Manchester and the City Council has a long and strong history working with VCSE organisations and groups.   The GM VCSE Accord reinforces and is consistent with Salford’s own commitment to continuing to strengthen the strategic and day-to-day working with the VCSE sector in the city.

Options considered and rejected were:

The only other option is for Salford not to sign and accept the GM VCSE Accord.  This would undermine partnership working across GM and with the sector in Salford.  It is also inconsistent with our own partnership arrangements and commitments.  This option was rejected.

Assessment of Risk: Low


The source of funding is: N/A

Legal Advice obtained: N/A

Financial Advice obtained:  Joanne Hardman, Chief Finance Officer

The report references the level of investment in the voluntary sector. During Covid19 the council has continued to support the work of the voluntary sector however the potential impact of Covid19 on the financial health of the sector should be noted in terms of 41% of groups/organisations using reserves due to Covid19.

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

HR Advice obtained: Sam Betts, Assistant Director for HR & OD

Whilst there are no direct workforce implications from the recommendations in this report it should be noted that the council will continue to support the work of the sector through promoting and encouraging volunteering through it’s ‘24 Hours to Make a Difference’ employer supported volunteering arrangements. 

Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: N/A  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.


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