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Assistance for housing improvement

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  • Release date: 8 February 2017
  • Period covered: 2015-16
  • Next update: 8 February 2018
An annual report which includes information on expenditure, mandatory disabled facilities grants (DFGs) and activity by type of assistance, tenure and recipient.

Key points

  • During 2015-16 overall expenditure on assistance for housing improvement (including DFGs) increased by 3 per cent compared with the previous year to £49.5 million.
  • During 2015-16 expenditure (excluding DFGs) decreased by 1 per cent compared to 2014-15 to £14.6 million. This was mainly due to large decreases in expenditure on local authority grants. Expenditure on loans, resident’s contributions and third party assistance and loans facilitated by the local authorities all increased compared to 2014-15.
  • During 2015-16, 4,454 Mandatory DFGs, with a total value of £33.5 million, were completed by local authorities in Wales. This represents over two thirds (68 per cent) of the overall expenditure on private sector renewal.
  • During 2015-16, the number of renewal areas in operation decreased to 16 and overall expenditure in these areas decreased by 21 per cent to £16.5 million.


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