USA vs UK Cabinet

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Hi
I’m wondering if you can help.
I am so upset at the moment - our politics teacher hasn’t got any notes for us on the differences in the functions and powers of the UK vs USA politics.
I am so stressed - I am usually a straight A* student and there is absolutely nothing online on this. Can you please give me a few differences in the roles& functions of the UK cabinet vs USA cabinet? I would be eternally grateful.
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There are more similarities than differences, but here’s what I came up with:

The UK cabinet has individual ministerial responsibility which means that government ministers are responsible for their own conduct and should resign following the failure to meet department to expectations. The US does not have this.
2. The U.K. also has collective ministerial responsibility whereby Cabinet ministers are bound by government decisions and if they disagree publicly, they must resign. Again the US does not have this.
3. In the US, the president can use executive orders, which is a decree issued to federal bodies and the cabinet that cannot be overridden by Congress but can be challenged in the courts. The U.K. doesn’t have this.
4. Generally in the US, the cabinet has more an advisory role, wheras in the UK the cabinet can challenge the PM more.
5. The US cabinet and other federal departments tend to be more well funded than the UK ones.
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