Agenda item

Prudential Indicators and Treasury Management Strategy Report 2023/24

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 2023/24 to 2025/26 relating to capital expenditure and Treasury Management activity, a policy statement relating to the Minimum Revenue Provision, and the Treasury Management Strategy 2023/24, which includes the Annual Investment Strategy for 2023/24.


The submitted report outlined the Council’s Prudential Indicators for 2023/24 – 2025/26, 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 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 2023/24 to 2025/26, as summarised in Tables 1 and 2 of the submitted report, be approved.


(b) That the Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) statement (paragraphs 36-43 of the submitted report) be approved.


(c) That the Treasury Management Strategy 2023/24 to 2025/26, as summarised in paragraphs 47 to 73 of the submitted report, be approved.


(d) That the Annual Investment Strategy 2023/24, as contained in paragraphs 74 to 106 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.

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