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Creation of Jersey's Cabinet Office

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A decision made on 31 August 2022

Decision Reference:  MD-CM-2022-539


Subject: Creation of Jersey's Cabinet Office


Report Title: Creation of Jersey's Cabinet Office



The Chief Minister approved the creation of a Cabinet Office and other consequential matters referred to in the accompanying report.

Reason for Decision(s):

While the Government Programme is being agreed by the Council of Ministers, the public service will be focused on 18 actions that form The 100 Day Plan. One of those actions is the creation of a Cabinet Office to coordinate the work of government and strengthen collective decision making.

Resource Implications: There are no new financial and/or manpower implications arising as a consequence of this Ministerial Decision.


Action Required: To instruct the Chief Executive Officer to deliver the Cabinet Office in line with the accompanying report.




Signed By: Deputy Kristina Moore, Chief Minister

Date Signed:



Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):



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