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Decision details

Financing Strategy for the Capital Programmes

Decision Maker: Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(i)         to note the work undertaken and the outcome of the project;

(ii)        to thank officers’ throughout the Council for their hard work and due diligence in securing the bond;

(iii)       to agree that the Aberdeen the Smarter City, programme introduced by the Council in 2012 has contributed significantly to the Council achieving a credit rating AA2 from Moody’s and that the issuing of a £370m bond highlights the financial strength of Aberdeen City Council;

(iv)       to agree that the bond allows the Council to part-fund the Capital Programme and assists the Council in moving forward to achieve its objectives in line with the Strategic Infrastructure Plan and Aberdeen the Smarter City;

(v)        to agree that carrying out innovative funding places Aberdeen City Council at the forefront of creative lending solutions and drives Aberdeen City forward as a council for the future;

(vi)       to note the saving to the Council Tax payer of £99.8m; and

(vii)      to note that the Council approved the financial implications of this borrowing having given due consideration to Best Value, Affordability, Investment Strategy, Counterparty List and the Prudential Indicators 2015/16 to 2020/21 at the Council meeting on 17th August 2016.

Publication date: 12/12/2016

Date of decision: 01/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2016 - Finance, Policy and Resources Committee

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