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  • Rt. Hon. Mark Drakeford MS (Chair)
  • Rebecca Evans MS
  • Vaughan Gething MS
  • Lesley Griffiths MS
  • Jane Hutt MS
  • Jeremy Miles MS
  • Eluned Morgan MS
  • Hannah Blythyn MS
  • Dawn Bowden MS
  • Lynne Neagle MS
  • Julie Morgan MS
  • Lee Waters MS


  • Julie James MS
  • Mick Antoniw MS


  • Andrew Goodall, Permanent Secretary
  • Des Clifford, Director Office of the First Minister
  • Will Whiteley, Head of Cabinet Division
  • Toby Mason, Head of Strategic Communications
  • Jane Runeckles, Special Adviser
  • Madeleine Brindley, Special Adviser
  • Alex Bevan, Special Adviser
  • Daniel Butler, Special Adviser
  • Ian Butler, Special Adviser
  • David Davies, Special Adviser
  • Kate Edmunds, Special Adviser
  • Sara Faye, Special Adviser
  • Sam Hadley, Special Adviser
  • Clare Jenkins, Special Adviser
  • Owen John, Special Adviser
  • Phillipa Marsden, Special Adviser
  • Mitch Theaker, Special Adviser
  • Tom Woodward, Special Adviser
  • Christopher W Morgan, Head of Cabinet Secretariat (minutes)
  • Damian Roche, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Catrin Sully, Cabinet Office
  • Tracey Burke, Director General Climate Change & Rural Affairs
  • Jo-Anne Daniels, Director General Education, Social Justice and Welsh Language
  • Reg Kilpatrick, Director General, COVID-19 recovery and Local Government
  • Tim Moss, Chief Operating Officer
  • Judith Paget, Director General Health and Social Services
  • Andrew Slade, Director General, Economy, Treasury and Constitution
  • Debra Carter, Deputy Director, Local Government Finance Reform (item 3)
  • Clare Blake, Head of Local Government Finance Reform (item 3)
  • Emily Edwards, Special Adviser (item 3)

Item 1: Minutes of the previous meetings

1.1 Cymeradwyodd y Cabinet gofnodion 5 Rhagfyr / Cabinet approved the minutes of 5 December.

Item 2: Senedd business

2.1 Cabinet considered the Plenary Grid and noted that voting time was scheduled for 5:30pm on Tuesday and around 6:25pm on Wednesday.

Item 3: Council Tax reform

3.1 The Minister for Finance and Local Government introduced the paper, which asked Cabinet to note the outcome of the phase 1 consultation on proposals to reform council tax, in line with the Programme for Government commitment for a fairer and more progressive tax in Wales. It was also part of the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru.

3.2 The aim was to publish the consultation responses on 16 December.

3.3 Cabinet approved the paper.

Cabinet Secretariat
December 2022