The Cabinet makes decisions in line with the council's overall policies and budget. When major decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Leader's Forward Plan.
The role of Cabinet

The Cabinet is part of the council's decision-making process. Decisions about the day to day running of council services are taken by the Cabinet within the framework of the council's constitution, budgets and plans approved by the council.

The Cabinet advises councillors and the full Council on major items of policy and exercises financial management within agreed budgets. If the Cabinet wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to Full Council to decide.

Most items at Cabinet and Cabinet Panel meetings are open to the public. Some matters are discussed in private because of their confidential or commercial nature.

How Cabinet decisions are made

Cabinet decisions can be taken by:

  • the whole Cabinet meeting together 
  • Cabinet Panels
  • an individual Cabinet Member in consultation with a designated employee
Cabinet Members and responsibilities
Councillor Ian Brookfield - Leader of the Council and Chair of the Cabinet

Principal responsibilities

  • Council Plan
  • City Partnerships
  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • International, national, regional and sub-regional leadership
  • External Relations, Public Relations and Reputation Management
  • New Communities and Migration

Contact details

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Councillor Peter Bilson - Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Principal responsibilities

  • City Housing Strategy and Housing Policies
  • City Prevention of Homelessness Strategy
  • City Housing Needs & Affordable Housing incl. Temporary Accommodation
  • City Private Housing Services Incl. Enforcement and Civil Penalties
  • Safer Homes incl. National Residential Building Safety Programme
  • City Residential Landlord Services – Wolverhampton Homes Arms Length Management Company
  • City Residential Landlord Services – Tenant Management Organisations Right to Manage Tenant Organisations and Cooperatives
  • City Housing Company – WV Living Ltd
  • City Housing Development Strategy
  • Our Assets Programme Incl. City Strategic Asset Plan (incl. Education Assets)
  • City Asset Management Plan (incl. Education Assets)

Contact details 

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Councillor Steve Evans - Cabinet Member for City Environment

Principal responsibilities

  • Strategic Transportation
  • Operational Transportation incl. highways management and maintenance
  • Waste management strategy
  • Street cleansing
  • Grounds maintenance, parks operations, country parks operations
  • Markets
  • Public protection and consumer protection
  • Licensing
  • Parking Services
  • Bereavement
  • Registrars
  • Coroner
  • Fleet management
  • Sustainability
  • WV Active
  • Customer Services

Contact details 

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Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE - Cabinet Member for Governance

Principal responsibilities

  • Legal
  • Democratic Services, Scrutiny & Councillor Support
  • Electoral Registration & Elections
  • Information Governance
  • Mayoralty
  • Equalities
  • Complaints and feedback
  • Our People Programme Incl. Organisation Workforce Development
  • Our Data Programme Incl. Insight and Performance
  • Health and Safety

Contact details 

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Councillor Jasbir Jaspal - Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing

Principal responsibilities

  • Preventing Ill Health and Reducing Health Inequalities
  • Starting and developing well
  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Community safety & community cohesion
  • Emergency Planning, Resilience and business continuity
  • NHS Partnerships
  • Voluntary sector liaison
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Health Commissioning

Contact details 

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Councillor Louise Miles - Cabinet Member for Resources

Principal responsibilities

  • Our Money including Medium-term financial planning
    • capital strategy (incl. schools)
    • budget development process
    • treasury management strategy
  • Council tax and business rates
  • Housing benefits and council tax benefits
  • Procurement and Commercialisation
  • Our Technology incl. ICT
  • Customer and Business Improvement Programme
  • Audit
  • Corporate risk
  • Human Resources Strategy

Contact details

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Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre - Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Principal responsibilities

  • Early Years
  • School standards and attainment
  • Strategic School place planning
  • School admissions
  • 0-25 Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • School governance
  • Home to school transport
  • Skills and employability
  • Post 16 School Education provision
  • Adult Education
  • Higher and further education (incl. universities)
  • Commercial services to schools
  • Health and wellbeing for schools

Contact details 

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Councillor Harman Banger - Cabinet Member for City Economy

Principal responsibilities

  • City development
  • City Planning, incl. policy, development control, building control
  • Supporting City businesses
  • Stimulating Inward investment
  • Cultural and Creative economy incl. arts, tourism and culture
  • Economic growth and inclusion partnerships
  • Libraries and Community Hubs
  • City Marketing
  • City Events Programme

Contact details 

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Councillor Linda Leach - Cabinet Member for Adults

Principal responsibilities

  • Social care for older people, disabilities and mental health
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Carer support
  • Welfare rights
  • Wolverhampton Information Network
  • Better Care Fund and Integration
  • Quality and Care provision monitoring
  • Adult care commissioning & user engagement
  • Financial Assessments

Contact details 

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Councillor John Reynolds - Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Principal responsibilities

  • Children’s safeguarding incl. prevention of exploitation
  • Children in need and in need of protection
  • Children and young people in care and care leavers
  • Corporate parenting
  • Early intervention, prevention and specialist services
  • Children’s Transformation work (incl. specific funded programmes)
  • Education inclusion incl. behaviour, attendance and elected home education
  • Youth Offending
  • Children and young people partnership working
  • Link for children and young people’s health incl. disabilities and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Children’s Services commissioning
  • Children and Young People’s participation and engagement

Contact details 

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