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Cabinet

The Cabinet meets monthly and is made up of the 10 Councillors who have a special knowledge and responsibility for different issues in Hull. The members of the Cabinet are called Portfolio Holders and each has responsibility for certain areas of activity.

Meetings of the Cabinet are generally open for the public to attend except where exempt or confidential matters are being discussed. The Cabinet has to make decisions which are in line with the council's overall policies and budget. 



* Make decisions about how money will be spent and budgets balanced.
* Agree plans and policies for how services work across the City.



* Consider comments from other Councillors through the Overview and Scrutiny Commissions
and Area Committees.
* Listen to and question Council Officers, residents and community groups.
* When major decisions are to be discussed or made by the Cabinet (or its Committees),
these are published online as a “Notice of Key Decision” in a document called the Forward Plan.
* If the Cabinet wishes to recommend new policies, changes to existing policies, or make 
a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to the 
council as a whole to decide.



* To make sure money available for spending city-wide is spent in the best way.

* To make sure spending is planned for the future.
* To make sure the best plans are in place for the City and its residents.
* To make sure all big decisions are made by Councillors with the right experience.



15 minutes of each Cabinet meeting is set aside for questions from the public.
For information on how to submit a question please see the documents section at the bottom of this page.