Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)

The formation of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) happened in 2011. It gave the GMCA formal powers and responsibilities set out in law. The GMCA have their own budget and employ staff to run the organisation and to work full-time on our objectives.

The GMCA gives more local control over issues that affect people who live in the 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 10 councils and our 'interim' GM mayor. In 2017 we will have a fully elected mayor with more powers and responsibilities.

For more information about the GMCA or to access agendas and minutes from their meetings please visit the GMCA website.