Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Cabinet
Monday, 11th December, 2017 5.00 pm

Venue: Lees Suite, Civic Centre, Oldham, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL. View directions

Contact: Liz Drogan  0161 770 4705

No. Item


Apologies For Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Chadderton and Jabbar.


Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair


There were no items of urgent business received.


Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.


There were no declarations of interest received.


Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.


There were no public questions received.


Greater Manchester waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) Levy Allocation Methodology Agreement pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Additional documents:


The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Director of Economy and Skills which sought approval of a revised Levy Apportionment Methodology in relation to Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority.

The current arrangements for the disposal of household waste in Greater Manchester (save for Wigan) were established in 2009 with the signing of the Recycling and Waste Management (PFI) Contract (the PFI Contract) with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited (VLGM).

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) acquired VLGM (for £1) in October 2017. This would allow existing arrangements to be formally terminated so as to address issues that had arisen within the operation of the Contract and to enable significant efficiency savings to be released. The current IAA, which was signed by all Districts in 2009, would fall away with the termination of the PFI Contract and it is therefore necessary to reconsider the Levy apportionment within GM and for all Districts to approve and enter into a revised Levy Allocation Methodology Agreement (LAMA) which reflect the new arrangements. That Agreement was designed to apply for 10 years, and would be applied in full for the 2019/20 financial year onwards, with transitional arrangements being proposed for the financial year 2018/19.

Options/Alternatives considered

Option 1 - To approve the proposed revised LAMA and the recommendations set out earlier in the report.

Option 2 - Not to approve the proposed revised IAA and request some alternative arrangement be developed which would have to be approved by all constituent districts.

Option 3 - Do nothing, in which case the statutory default scheme will take effect.



1.     Having considered the proposed revised methodology, the revised Levy Apportionment Methodology Agreement be approved, being applied in full from 2019/20 with transitional arrangements in place during 2018/19.

2.     Authority be delegated to the Director of Legal Services or his nominee to approve and/ or make any minor amendments to the final Levy Apportionment Methodology Agreement, a current draft of which is appended, and to enter into and finalise the Agreement, the transitional arrangements, and any associated documentation relating thereto.

3.     The report be commended to Council.