Manchester City Council

News published March 2018

Extra pound an hour pledged for thousands of Manchester’s lowest-paid home care staff

Care staff who help some of the city’s most vulnerable or ill people at home with washing, eating and other essential daily tasks, are set to get a £1 an hour pay rise.

Keep Britain Tidy and Manchester City Council launch ‘Keep Manchester Tidy’ campaign

Manchester City Council and Keep Britain Tidy are joining forces with the aim of making Manchester the country’s first ‘Tidy City’ by 2020.

Longford Centre, homelessness prevention centre officially opens

The Longford Centre in Chorlton, a new homelessness prevention centre officially opens today (13 March 2018).

Plans announced for cultural event to mark centenary of The Battle of Manchester Hill

Plans have been announced for a unique cultural event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Manchester Hill - a battle that in one day took the lives of 79 men from the Manchester Regiment.

Clarification: A response to the Guardian's affordable homes article

A clarification to yesterday's response to the Guardian's affordable homes article.

Statement on viability assessments for housing developments: next steps

Manchester City Council today (7 March) issued the following statement:

Manchester City Council boosts local economy through the Power of Procurement 

71 per cent of Manchester City Council’s procurement spending goes to local companies, according to new analysis unveiled on Monday.

Report traces transformation of West Gorton

A progress report to the Council’s Executive, which meets on 7 March, charts the transformation of West Gorton over the last nine years and looks to its future including plans for a new community park

Yoko Oh No: Manchester company Yoko’s Fashions fined more than £7,500 for counterfeit operation

A Manchester company has been caught adding labels to bags and purses in an attempt to pass them off as designer goods by Mulberry, Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors and Vivienne Westwood.

Northern Gateway's first phase to focus on affordable homes in Collyhurst

The Northern Gateway programme will deliver around 15,000 homes across North Manchester with the first phase of mixed-tenure homes – including social housing - transforming the Collyhurst community.

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