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.


Executive Committees


Responsible for taking most decisions within the Council, including ensuring budgets are balanced and services meet the City’s needs. Meetings are open to the public and you can submit questions.

Corporate Trustees Committee

Where the Council is the sole trustee of a charitable trust the Corporate Trustees Committee make decisions on behalf of the trust.

Executive Commissioning Committee

Reviews and ensures that Council companies are delivering best value against their contractual obligations. In companies which the Council is a shareholder discharges the Council’s functions.

Integrated Commissioning Executive Sub Committee

Decision making Committee which considers matters relating to integrated commissioning across the Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group.