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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Assistance for housing improvement by local authority area, activity 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 />                [Filtered]
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Measure<br />                    Breakdown of measure by number and amount (£).<br />                [Filter]
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[Collapse]Total number of dwellings improved[Collapse]Total assistance[Collapse]Residents' contribution[Collapse]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.[Collapse]Total ExpenditureCollected from 2013-14 onwards
[Collapse]Total number of dwellings improved[Collapse]Local Authority Grants[Collapse]Local Authority Loans[Collapse]Residents' contribution[Collapse]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.[Collapse]Total ExpenditureCollected from 2013-14 onwards
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Wales16,257.The data item is not applicable16,29122,055,5514846,583,876.The data item is not applicable2,940,420.The data item is not applicable1,669,941.The data item is not applicable33,249,788
Isle of Anglesey30.The data item is not applicable26270,186287,000.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable297,900.The data item is not applicable655,086
Gwynedd3,077.The data item is not applicable3,1062,587,647321,089,941.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable3,677,588
Conwy12.The data item is not applicable0012213,711.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable213,711
Denbighshire41.The data item is not applicable30189,46711141,924.The data item is not applicable21,203.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable352,594
Flintshire42.The data item is not applicable0042490,152.The data item is not applicable6,575.The data item is not applicable841.The data item is not applicable497,569
Wrexham3,788.The data item is not applicable3,6953,211,00300.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable547,837.The data item is not applicable3,758,840
Powys247.The data item is not applicable002471,988,198.The data item is not applicable1,884,571.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable3,872,769
Ceredigion195.The data item is not applicable50146,28129350,644.The data item is not applicable14,811.The data item is not applicable655,609.The data item is not applicable1,167,345
Pembrokeshire10.The data item is not applicable106,22500.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable6,225
Carmarthenshire42.The data item is not applicable39152,732350,500.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable203,232
Swansea150.The data item is not applicable110193,31740752,044.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable945,361
Neath Port Talbot15.The data item is not applicable0015449,305.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable449,305
Bridgend2,258.The data item is not applicable2,3842,124,6232100,000.The data item is not applicable363,323.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable2,587,946
Vale of Glamorgan19.The data item is not applicable008187,410.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable149,754.The data item is not applicable337,164
Cardiff2,966.The data item is not applicable2,9666,509,46600.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable6,509,466
Rhondda Cynon Taf499.The data item is not applicable5023,761,22900.The data item is not applicable375,818.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable4,137,047
Merthyr Tydfil1.The data item is not applicable0000.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable18,000.The data item is not applicable18,000
Caerphilly220.The data item is not applicable2071,745,60813145,520.The data item is not applicable274,120.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable2,165,248
Blaenau Gwent13.The data item is not applicable0013293,810.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable293,810
Torfaen61.The data item is not applicable46531,20115243,715.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable774,916
Monmouthshire0.The data item is not applicable0000.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0
Newport2,571.The data item is not applicable3,120626,56700.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable0.The data item is not applicable626,567

Metadata

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

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

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

None

Revisions information

None

Statistical quality

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Keywords

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