This circular sets out the guidelines and requirements for Ministers and departments seeking approval of proposals with financial implications, changes to appropriations, and the authority to incur expenses.
The Legislation Guidelines (2018 edition) are the government's key point of reference for assessing whether draft legislation conforms to accepted legal and constitutional principles. Cabinet has agreed that the Legislation Guidelines replace the Guidelines on Process and Content of Legislation (2014 edition).
This circular sets out the principles that guide Ministers’ access to the records of the previous administration. It also provides guidance for officials handling requests for official information received before 26 October 2017, when the new administration was appointed.
This circular sets out the Cabinet Directions for the Conduct of Crown Legal Business. Their primary purpose is to identify core Crown legal matters, to set out how those matters are conducted by Government, and to set out the Law Officers’ oversight of such legal matters.
This circular outlines what disclosure will be required during the initial administrative period of legislation development. Ministers and Chief Executives should ensure that all staff involved in the preparation of legislation are familiar with the advice in this circular.
This circular sets out guidance agreed to by Cabinet for Ministers and officials dealing with inside information relating to public issuers, including mixed ownership model companies and other companies in which the Crown has an ownership stake. Please note, this circular replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (02) 14, Guidance for Dealing with Information Relating to Publicly Listed Companies.
This circular outlines the role of the Remuneration Authority in relation to setting the remuneration for a number of individuals appointed to statutory bodies and other positions, and the processes that it follows.
To facilitate the process of setting remuneration for these positions, it also sets out the information that the Remuneration Authority requires from Ministers, and from departments responsible for managing the processes for appointment to those positions.
This Circular updates and replaces Cabinet Office Circular CO (98) 15, “Financial Veto Procedure” 15 October 1998. It provides an outline of the Crown financial veto procedure contained in Standing Orders 326 to 330 of the House of Representatives, and advice on the administrative arrangements within government to support the veto power and on the responsibilities of Ministers, Ministers’ offices and departments under those arrangements.
This circular sets out guidance on: the procedures that should be followed when a Minister decides to intervene under the RMA; the points at which the Minister should involve Cabinet; how to ensure proper interdepartmental consultation and co-ordination.