functions of a local authority are divided into two broad
Executive and Non-Executive.
The Council and its committees decide non-Executive
matters, and all other matters are made by the
Northamptonshire Council is operating a Leader and Cabinet model
form of Executive Arrangements. This means that the Council will
elect a leader from among the members of the Council. The Executive
will consist of the Leader and at least 2 other members and not
more than 9 other members.
Cabinet exercises all of the Council’s executive functions,
receives reports, referrals and recommendations from other
Committees and formulates recommendations in relation to the budget
and policy framework.
function of determining Executive Portfolios sits with the Leader
of the Council and can be varied at the discretion of the
Portfolio responsibilities and Cabinet
Chair and Vice-Chair of the Council may not be members of the