Report of the Group Director of Operations
The Group Director of Operations submitted a report (previously circulated) which requested that Council adopt the Prudential Indicators and Limits for 2022/23 to 2024/25 relating to capital expenditure and Treasury Management activity, a policy statement relating to the Minimum Revenue Provision, and the Treasury Management Strategy 2022/23, which includes the Annual Investment Strategy for 2022/23.
The submitted report outlined the Council’s Prudential Indicators for 2022/23 – 2024/25, and set out the expected treasury operations for this period. It was stated that the report fulfilled key legislative and guidance requirements.
The information contained within the submitted report regarding the Council’s capital expenditure plans, treasury management and prudential borrowing activities indicated that they were within the statutory framework and consistent with the relevant codes of practice, prudent, affordable and sustainable, and an integral part of the Council’s Revenue and Capital Medium Term Financial Plans.
RESOLVED - (a) That the Prudential Indicators and limits for 2022/23 to 2024/25, as summarised in Tables 1 of the submitted report, be approved.
(b) That the Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) statement (paragraphs 33 – 37 of the submitted report) be approved.
(c) That the Treasury Management Strategy 2022/23 to 2024/25, as summarised in paragraphs 41 to 69 of the submitted report, be approved.
(d) That the Annual Investment Strategy 2022/23, as contained in paragraphs 70 to 107 of the submitted report, be approved.
REASONS - (a)In order to comply with the Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) guidance on investments.
(b) To comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2003.
(c) To approve a framework for officers to work within when making investment decisions.