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This page lists the meetings for Cabinet.


Information about Cabinet

The full terms of reference for the Cabinet are set out in Part 7 of the Council’s Constitution, located in the Library section of this website.


Purpose of Cabinet

There are ten Cabinet members appointed and with portfolios agreed by the Leader. The Cabinet works within the policy of collective responsibility and its functions are:

·         to discharge all the functions of the authority which are not required by legislation to be discharged by the full Council, subject to any regulations made by the Secretary of State;


·         to implement the Council's policies and spending the bulk of the budget in accordance with the policy framework and the Council's financial rules and regulations;


·         to make recommendations on major policy and resources matters for decision by the Council;


·         (within the current legal framework) to be the collective consultee on decisions under delegated authority which require full Cabinet consultation. Other significant policy matters affecting functions may be discussed with individual Cabinet members within the Cabinet member's portfolio;


·         to give political direction and guidance to and monitor the performance of the executive part of the Council;


·         to provide political accountability for the Council's performance to the Council and to Overview and Scrutiny Committees;


·         to foster and improve the Council's performance as a partner with other bodies.


In addition to the Members of the Cabinet, 2 Councillors have been appointed as Junior Cabinet Members by the Leader to assist Cabinet in proposing, formulating and advising upon Council policy under the guidance of the appropriate Portfolio Holder. These Councillors are not Members of the Cabinet and do not have any voting rights nor decision-making powers.