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8 facts about the Cabinet Office

9th Dec 16 2:32 pm

Do you know any of these?

It’s the 100-year anniversary of the Cabinet Office today, here are eight facts you didn’t know…

1. The department was formed in 1916 by the first cabinet secretary, Sir Maurice Hankey.

2. The main building of the Cabinet Office is at 70 Whitehall, opposite Downing Street and was built in 1847.

3. Henry VIII’s tennis court remains from the Palace of Whitehall can be seen within the building.

4. The building was once used for cock fighting in the Tudor period and was originally called the Cockpit, it was later turned in to private residence.

5. The cabinet office is a department of the government of the United Kingdom which is responsible for supporting the Prime Minister and The Cabinet

6. The cabinet employs over 2,000 staff.

7. Its annual budget is estimated at £2.1bn.

8. The most important role of the cabinet office is facilitating collective decision making by the cabinet by running and supporting cabinet level committees, which co-ordinate the delivery of government objectives.

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