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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Assistance for housing improvement expenditure by recipient, year and measure
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[Collapse]Total6,15412,816,7635,7918,807,636
TotalElderly2,1602,257,2371,8922,210,514
Disabled3,1052,224,9583,3102,418,038
Other1642,886,1122103,189,481
Type of recipient not known7255,448,456379989,603

Metadata

Title
Assistance for housing improvement by recipient

Last update
8 February 2018 8 February 2018

Next update
February 2019

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.

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, Recipient