The functions of the Council are :
Approve and adopt the Policy Framework and the Strategies included in it (not including the policies within it which are delegated to Cabinet)
Adopt the budget (by recorded vote of all Members)
Calculations relating to and setting of Council Tax
Set the level of Council house rents
Approve any application to the Secretary of State in respect of any housing land transfer.
Adopt and approve amendments to the Constitution
Agree and/or amend the functions and responsibilities for Committees, deciding on their composition and making appointments to them
Elect the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Leader of the Council and the Leader of the Opposition
Appoint representatives to outside bodies which represent Council functions.
Adopt the Members Allowance Scheme, Whistleblowing Policy, Members Code of Conduct and Protocol on Member/Officer Relations
Determine any matter which is referred to it for determination by a Committee or Sub-Committee other than Cabinet or Cabinet Committees
Consider a report by the Head of Paid Service on management of the Council or by the Chief Financial Officer or Monitoring Officer in relation to a Council function
· the Statement of Licensing Principles under the Gambling Act 2005 and
· Licensing Policy under the Licensing Act 2003
All other matters which by law must be reserved to Council including those functions which cannot be carried out by Cabinet but which can be delegated to a Committee by the Council
Support officer: Democratic Services.