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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Assistance for housing improvement by activity, year and measure
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[Collapse]Activity                    The figures on private sector renewal activity do not include Specific Capital Grants. Specific Capital Grants are annual grants that are distributed in response to bids from local authorities and can be used for any capital purpose inside a renewal area boundary. Third party assistance is included in private sector renewal activity data where the local authority is involved in some way, for example by providing the funding for the third party to give the loan. Repayments includes repayments of loans funded by the local authorities and recoveries resulting from breaches of grant conditions. Data on residents\’ contributions was collected from 2009-10 onwards. Residents\’ contributions are counted at the point when the grant or assistance is awarded and the amount of contribution is determined by the test of resources set by the local authority. <br />                [Filter]
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[Expand]Total number of dwellings improved 9,906.The data item is not applicable9,060.The data item is not applicable7,126.The data item is not applicable6,158.The data item is not applicable5,796.The data item is not applicable5,653.The data item is not applicable6,727.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3,877.The data item is not applicable
[Collapse]Total assistance 9,93113,565,6918,73611,439,0706,90211,287,5575,9349,174,4455,7147,739,5905,7868,621,6537,0779,648,943.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3,91210,368,831
Total assistanceLocal Authority Grants 9,75512,054,8378,5499,840,6316,7169,003,5605,6935,843,5065,5315,057,4095,5995,996,8196,9097,489,856.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable3,7838,568,877
Local Authority Loans 1761,510,8551871,598,4381862,283,9972413,330,9391832,682,1811872,624,8341682,159,087.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable1291,799,954
[Expand]Residents' contribution .The data item is not applicable952,098.The data item is not applicable1,349,384.The data item is not applicable875,180.The data item is not applicable1,551,498.The data item is not applicable704,970.The data item is not applicable816,804.The data item is not applicable1,443,037.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable680,579
[Expand]RepaymentsCollected up to 2012-13. .The data item is not applicable489,506.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
[Expand]Third party assistance and loans facilitated by the local authorityDuring the 2013-14 data collection there was an increase in the amounts reported for ‘third party assistance and loans facilitated by the local authority’ mainly due to changes in definitions and guidance following a review.  This ensured funding schemes such as ECO, Green deal and Arbed were included whereas in previous years they may have not been reported. .The data item is not applicable421,887.The data item is not applicable1,192,104.The data item is not applicable2,599,432.The data item is not applicable3,868,421.The data item is not applicable470,333.The data item is not applicable413,201.The data item is not applicable256,786.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable999,954
[Expand]Total ExpenditureCollected from 2013-14 onwards .The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable13,980,557.The data item is not applicable14,762,169.The data item is not applicable14,594,363.The data item is not applicable8,914,893.The data item is not applicable9,851,658.The data item is not applicable11,348,766.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable12,049,364

Metadata

General description

The information presented here relates to assistance for housing improvement funded primarily by local authorities. This information is collected annually by the Welsh Government from all 22 local authorities in Wales in order to establish and monitor the amount spent across Wales on private sector renewal and the number of dwellings that have been improved. It is used to monitor trends in activity undertaken by local authorities to improve the quality of housing stock within their area. This helps to monitor the effectiveness of current policy, particularly progress against the National Housing Strategy objectives and for future policy development.

Local authorities can offer homeowners financial help with home improvement and repair. This can include grants and loans for acquiring, adapting, improving, repairing, demolishing and replacing accommodation. In many cases, this assistance is targeted at vulnerable groups such as the disabled or elderly. This assistance is referred to as private sector renewal activity.

The information shown includes activity under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002. From July 2003, the Regulatory Reform (Housing Assistance) (England and Wales) Order 2002 introduced new arrangements, giving local authorities more flexibility in dealing with problems of local stock condition.


Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh planning authorities on assistance for housing improvement during each year.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are shown for each financial year from 2003-04.

Note that, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, data on assistance for housing improvement in Wales for 2019-20 were not collected.

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

None

Title

Assistance for housing improvement

Last update

16 March 2022 16 March 2022

Next update

February 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Statistical quality

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Keywords

Housing, Private Sector Renewals (PSR), Assistance, Grants, Loans