The council has adopted the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA) code of practice on treasury management and gives due regard to the Secretary of State Statutory Guidance on Local Government Investments.
Treasury management activity at Runnymede is deemed the management of the council's investments and cash flows, its banking, money market and capital market transactions. It also covers the effective control of the risks associated with those activities and the pursuit of optimum performance consistent with those risks.
The council recognises that effective financial planning, option appraisal, risk management and governance processes are essential in achieving a prudent approach to capital expenditure, investment and debt.
Therefore, all investment decisions (treasury and non-treasury) are taken in light of the council's strategic business plan, medium term financial strategy, capital strategy (including the property investment strategy) and treasury management strategy.
The following table sets out the recent treasury management strategies that have been approved by the Corporate Management committee, Full Council and scrutinised by the Overview and Scrutiny select committee each year:
Treasury Management strategies
Treasury Management Strategy 2020-21 : Word copy
Progress against these strategies is reported to the council via mid-year and outturn reports to the above committees, with all councillors receiving a monthly summary of treasury activity carried out in the previous month.
The council also produces the following treasury documents: