Guidance

The Cabinet Committees system and list of Cabinet Committees

Cabinet and Cabinet Committees are groups of ministers that can take collective decisions that are binding across government.

Documents

Guide to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees

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Cabinet and Cabinet Committees are groups of ministers that can take collective decisions that are binding across government. The Cabinet is the supreme decision-making body in government, dealing with the big issues of the day and the government’s overall strategy. Cabinet Committees reduce the burden on Cabinet by enabling collective decisions to be taken by a smaller group of ministers. The composition and terms of reference of Coalition Cabinet Committees are a matter for the Prime Minister, in consultation with the Deputy Prime Minister.