8.1 Functions that cannot be responsibility of the Cabinet

The Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations (the Functions Regulations) makes provisions that the following functions cannot be the responsibility of the Cabinet:

  • Town and country planning and development control
  • Licensing and registration
  • Health and safety at work
  • Electoral matters
  • Pensions
  • And other miscellaneous functions

8.2 Functions that do not have to be responsibility of the Cabinet

The Functions Regulations make provision for further functions which do not have to be the responsibility of an authority’s Cabinet. These functions include:

  • Determination of certain claims and reviews under the Social Security Act 1998
  • The making of arrangements to consider appeals against exclusion of pupils
  • The making of arrangements to consider admission appeals in relation to school placements
  • The making of arrangements to consider appeals by governing bodies of schools
  • The determination of an appeal against any decision made by or on behalf of the city council

8.3 Arrangements

The council considers that most of these functions can best be dealt with by regulatory committees or officers under delegated powers.