2017-2018 Committees


Appeals Commission

Appeals Commission

Audit Committee

Responsible for overseeing the Council's Governance procedures and considering internal / external audit reports.

Budget Scrutiny Committee

Provides cross-party scrutiny of the Council's budget and financial processes


Puts forward proposals for the Council's budget and main policies and makes day-to-day decisions on Council Services

Children and Young People Committee

Scrutinises the provision of services, the achievement of targets and the provision of resources to support the creation of positive outcomes for the children and young people of Milton Keynes

Constitution Commission

Considers potential changes to the Council's Constitution and makes recommendations to the Council, as appropriate.

Corporate Parenting Panel

Acts as the Corporate Parent to all the children and young people who are in the care of Milton Keynes Council and ensures that the Council's pledge to children in care is delivered. The Corporate Parenting Panel is also responsible for raising awareness of the needs of children in care across the Council and its partners.


Takes some of the most important decisions on the Council's major policies, such as the budget and Council Tax levels.

Delegated Decisions

A decision taken by a Cabinet Portfolio holder or senior officer.

Development Control Committee

Deals with planning applications

Development Control Panel

Deals with minor planning applications.

Executive Scrutiny Committee

Considers any decisions taken by Cabinet, or delegated to officers, which are called-in

Health and Adult Social Care Committee

Scrutinises the provision of health and adult social care services in Milton Keynes, the achievement of targets and the provision of resources to help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Milton Keynes

Health and Wellbeing Board

A key forum for leaders in health and social care in Milton Keynes, to ensure an integrated and co-ordinated approach across NHS, social care and public health services.

Housing and Community Committee

To scrutinise the planning and provision of housing services in Milton Keynes and the Council’s role as landlord, as well as the planning and provision of leisure and cultural services provided by the Council and its partners.

Housing Appeals

Considers appeals against decisions relating to the Council's Housing Allocation Scheme.

Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Scrutinises the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Joint Negotiating Committee (Employers Side)

Considers recommendations in respect of negotiations between the Council and its employees and other staff related issues.

LGSS Joint Committee

The LGSS Joint Committee is established pursuant to an agreement between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils and Milton Keynes Council. The Joint Committee's remit is to have overall responsibility for the provision of shared services to the Councils through the LGSS arrangements.

LGSS Revenues and Benefits Joint Committee

The LGSS Revenue and Benefits Joint Committee is established pursuant to an agreement between Milton Keynes Council and Northampton Borough Council. The Joint Committee's remit is to have responsibility for the provision of Revenue and Benefits services to the Councils through the LGSS arrangements.

LGSS Scutiny Working Group

Scrutinises the work of the LGSS Joint Committee

Licensing Committee

Responsible for the Council's licensing functions, including public entertainment and house to ho use and street conditions.

Licensing Sub-Committee

Hears and determines applications where objections and / or representations have been received relating to the Council's licensing functions.

Overview and Scrutiny - Mental Health Provision for the Homeless Task and Finish Group

To scrutinise the adequacy of the provision of Mental Health services for the homeless and rough sleepers, including ‘sofa surfers’ and those in temporary accommodation and make recommendations on the provision of mental health services to ensure that such provision is easily accessible and meets their specific needs.

Overview and Scrutiny - Reduction in Parking Income Task and Finish Group

To investigate the reasons behind the current drop in car parking income and whether this could / should have been predicted and allowed for when income projections were being included in the 2016/17 draft budget proposals.

Parishes Forum

The Parishes Forum meets four times a year and is a public meeting for all Parish Councils. The Forum is to consider and debate matters of interest presented by Parish Councils or Milton Keynes Council, discuss or resolve issues raised by a Parish Council that have a broader interest to more than one Parish Council, request a report of information from a Milton Keynes Council officer, be informed about maters of interest by extenral bodies (e.g. local NHS, HCA), receive reports from other consultative bodies on matters that might affect the members of the Forum, e.g. Transport Partnership, Local Area Forums; and make recommendations to Milton Keynes Council and other bodies.

Procurement and Commissioning (discontinued with effect 12 January 2018)

Considers inviting tenders and awarding contracts in line with the Leader of the Council's Executive Scheme of Delegation.

Quality Accounts Panel - Health Providers

Scrutinises the Quality Accounts of local healthcare providers in order to ensure that the provider’s priorities reflect the local priorities and concerns of constituents; identify any omission of any major issues it believes have been made from the Quality Accounts, provide comment on local issues; and comment on how well the provider has demonstrated the involvement of patients and the public.

Regeneration Cabinet Sub-Committee

To review the financial implications of providing the like for like replacement homes with the financial model being informed by the Housing revenue Account Business Plan and also review the stock condition estimates and share with residents

RegenerationMK Committee

The RegenerationMK Committee has a responsibility to ensure officers continue to work with residents, tenants and community stakeholders, whilst ensuring that the Council collectively establishes, develops and delivers through the partnership with Mears Group Plc, changes that will potentially bring about lasting improvement across the city.

Regulatory Committee

Responsible for the Council's Regulatory functions, including Street Trading, Hackney Carraige / Private Hire Licensing and the designation of village greens.

Regulatory Sub-Committee

Hears and determines applications / reviews relating to Hackney Carriage / Private Hire licenses and street trading licenses.

SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education)

The main duty of a SACRE is to advise the Local Education Authority on matters of collective worship in community schools and the religious education given in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus for the subject. Although part of the basic curriculum, religious education is not part of the National Curriculum. Each Local Authority is required to provide a syllabus for religious education for use in its schools.

SaferMK Partnership

The statutory Community Safety Partnership responsible for formulating and implementing a Strategy to tackle local crime and community safety issues in the Milton Keynes area.

Schools' Forum

To give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within their Local Authority. To provide schools with a voice in determining the schools budgets. To provide support, scrutiny and challenge. The Forum has advisory / consultative / decision making roles.

Scrutiny Management Committee

Manages the scrutiny work programme and acts as the Council's Statutory Scrutiny Committee in respect of flood and water risk management, crime and community safety and the Councillor Call for Action.

Scrutiny Peer Review Task and Finish Group

To develop recommendations as to the Council’s overview and scrutiny process.

Standards Committee

Responsible for Code of Conduct issues relating to Councillors and co-opted members of Milton Keynes Council and parish councils within the Borough.

Standards Sub-Committee

Considers complaints in respect of breaches of the Councillors' Code of Conduct.