Decision details

Capital Strategy 2024/25 to 2033/34

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose: to recommend Council to approve the strategy


Cabinet considered the head of finance’s report, which proposed the capital strategy for 2024/25 to 2033/34.  The strategy outlined the council’s approach to capital spending, based on the council’s corporate strategy, and was linked to the council’s corporate objectives, the medium-term financial strategy, and the management of its projects and programmes.


This year, the key changes to the strategy included:

·       amendments to the Investment Strategy (section 5), including removal of the commercial investments category, in line with the latest Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Prudential Code and the Public Works Loans Board’s lending requirements. 

·       a capital expenditure de-minimis level note added to section 4.


Cabinet supported the proposed strategy for recommendation to Council for approval. 


RECOMMENDED to Council to:


(a)       approve the capital strategy 2024/25 to 2033/34, as set out in Appendix 1 of the head of finance’s report to Cabinet on 15 February 2024; and


(b)       agree the strategy for flexible use of capital receipts, as set out in Annex 1 of the capital strategy. 

Report author: Simon Hewings

Publication date: 12/03/2024

Date of decision: 15/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/02/2024 - Cabinet

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