Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Cabinet system makes the major decisions about Council services and many others that you use on a day-to-day basis.   The cabinet normally meets monthly. Its role is to lead in the preparation of the council's policies and budget, to lead the community planning process and the attainment of best value.  The cabinet is made up of the Leader who is chosen by the county council from the majority party, currently Conservative and up to nine other councillors chosen by the Leader.  Each cabinet member has an individual area of responsibility also known as his/her portfolio.  Find out more about individual portfolios.

All items discussed by Cabinet have to be published in a Forward Plan which is a document that sets out information about key decisions that the council will make in the next four months.  The Forward Plan is published every month.

If a matter which is likely to be a key decision has not been included in the Forward Plan then it can be dealt with under General Exception or Special Urgency.  When this happens a notice is published on the County Council’s website.

General Exception (GE) and Special Urgency (SU) Notices are published below.  Select the relevant link to view the notice.

Date of notice

Cabinet date





12 December

20 December

John Taylor Free School – Works Funding Agreement



7 November

15 November

Better Care Fund - Update



7 August

16 August

Entrust Service Delivery Agreement



16 February

15 March

Review of the Staffordshire Youth Offending Service




30 August

21 September

The Stafford Office Moves Project for the re-location of staff based in the Wedgwood Building, Stafford



6 January

20 January

The Future business model for the Shugborough Estate




2 April

15 April

The proposed continuation of Partnership Arrangements for Adult Social Care with Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust



26 January

18 February

Section 75 and Pooled Budget arrangements in relation to the Better Care Fund




9 December

17 December

The Evolution of Integration and the future provision of Adult Social Care Services.



Cabinet meetings will also be webcast.  View live and archived webcasts.


Contact information

Support officer: Mike Bradbury. Email:

Phone: 01785 276133