Cabinet of the United Kingdom

Cabinet of the United Kingdom
of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Cabinet Room, 10 Downing Street
Cabinet overview
Formed1644
(377 years ago)
 (1644)
TypeCommittee of the Privy Council
JurisdictionGovernment of the United Kingdom

The Cabinet of the United Kingdom is the senior decision making body of the Government of the United Kingdom.[1] A committee of the Privy Council, it is chaired by the Prime Minister and its members include Secretaries of State and other senior ministers.

The Ministerial Code says that the business of the Cabinet (and cabinet committees) is mainly: questions of major issues of policy, questions of critical importance to the public and questions on which there is an unresolved argument between departments.[2]