Housing Revenue Account (HRA) statistics: local authority housing income and expenditure 1997-1998 to 2019-2020 (near actuals) and 2020-2021 (budgeted estimates)

This annual publication provides information on trends in the balance of HRA housing income and expenditure; the amount Scottish councils earned from housing and other council stock, how they spent this income and whether there was a surplus or deficit at year end.

Expenditure on loan charges (table 1a)

28. Loan charges are the repayment of principal and interest on outstanding debt on council houses. Local Authorities spent £273m on loan charges to the HRA in 2019-20. Loan charges represent 27% of all Local Authority housing expenditure (excluding capital spend) in 2019-20.



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