Publication - Statistics

Local Authority Housing Income and Expenditure: 1997-1998 to 2017-2018 (near actuals) and 2018-2019 (estimates)

Published: 12 Oct 2018
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781787812970

Housing Revenue Account Statistics 2017-2018 including statistics bulletin, tables, charts, survey form and guidance.

Local Authority Housing Income and Expenditure: 1997-1998 to 2017-2018 (near actuals) and 2018-2019 (estimates)
Expenditure on housing management and on repairs and maintenance (charts 5,6 & 7)

Expenditure on housing management and on repairs and maintenance (charts 5,6 & 7)

18. In 2017-18, the 26 Local Authorities with council dwellings spent around £1,990 per house on management and maintenance, which is forecast to rise by 3.5% to around £2,060 in 2018-19. 

19. Spending for 2017-18 ranges from £1,640 per house in East Lothian to £2,556 in Dundee City. Differing accounting practices and differing service provision amongst councils mean that the figures for individual councils may not always be directly comparable and the estimates for management and maintenance expenditure should be treated with caution. 

20. Supervision and management costs in 2017-18 were around £790 per house and a forecast to increase to £850 per house in 2018-19. As Local Authorities differ in the extent to which central administration and related service costs are included, individual figures may not always be directly comparable. 

21. Average annual expenditure on repairs and maintenance was around £1,200 per house in 2017-18 and is forecast to increase to £1,205 or 0.7% in
2018-19. Spending on repairs and maintenance in 2017-18 ranges from £760 per house in Perth and Kinross to £1,499 per house in the Orkney Islands.

22. Please note that the HRA repairs and maintenance expenditure referred to in the above paragraphs is separate, and in additional to, the capital investment in council housing stock enhancements referred to elsewhere in this bulletin

Source:

Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account returns by Local Authorities. CPI sourced from ONS, CPI Overall Index (CHZQ).

Notes:

1. Six councils transferred their housing stock to the housing association sector, therefore HRA informations i snot available (n.a.) for them.   

2. Dotted lines indicate breaks in comparability following transfer of housing stock as follows:

 From 2003-04 transfer of housing stock from Glasgow, Dumfriew & Galloway and Scottish Borders,

 From 2006-07 transfer of housing stock from Argyll & Bute and Eilean Siar,

 From 2007-08 transfer of housing stock from Inverclyde.

Chart 5: Supervision and Management expenditure per house1, Scotland, 1997-98 to 2018-191,2

Chart 5: Supervision and Management expenditure per house, Scotland, 1997-98 to 2018-19

Source: 

Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account returns provided by Local Authorities.
ONS CPI Overall Index (CHZQ).

Notes: 

1. Six councils transferred their housing stock to the housing association sector, therefore HRA information is not available (n.a.) for them.

2. Dotted lines indicate breaks in comparability following transfer of housing stock as follows:

from 2003-04 transfer of housing stock from Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders,

from 2006-07 transfer of housing stock from Argyll & Bute and Eilean Siar,

from 2007-08 transfer of housing stock from Inverclyde.

Chart 6: Repairs and maintemance expenditure per house1, Scotland, 1997-98 to 2018-191,2

Chart 6: Repairs and maintemance expenditure per house, Scotland, 1997-98 to 2018-19

Source:

Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account return provided by Scottish Local Authorities.

Notes:

1. Six councils transferred their housing stock to the housing association sector, therefore HRA information is not available (n.a.) for them.

2. Dotted lines indicate breaks in comparability following transfer of housing stock as follows:

from 2003-04 transfer of housing stock from Glasgow, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders,

from 2006-07 transfer of housing stock from Argyll & Bute and Eilean Siar,

from 2007-08 transfer of housing stock from Inverclyde.

Chart 7: Repairs and maintemance expenditure per house1, by Local Authority, 2017-18

Chart 7: Repairs and maintemance expenditure per house, by Local Authority, 2017-18

Source:

Scottish Government, Communities Analytical Division - based on Housing Revenue Account return provided by Scottish Local Authorities.

Notes:

1. Six councils transferred their housing stock to the housing association sector, therefore HRA information is not available (n.a.) for them.


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