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  • Release date: 12 February 2014
  • Period covered: 2012-13
An annual report which includes information on expenditure, mandatory disabled facilities grants (DFGs) and activity by type of assistance, tenure and recipient.


The report being published on 12 February 2015 will be published under the new title 'Assistance for housing improvement'.

Key points

  • During 2012-13 expenditure on private sector renewal continued to fall, with overall spending (including DFGs) down by 10 per cent on the previous year to £48.5 million.
  • Excluding DFGs, around £14.8 million was spent on home improvement and repair during 2012-13 with the majority (92 per cent) via direct assistance by authorities in the form of grants and loans.
  • Expenditure on Mandatory DFGs fell by 6 per cent during 2012-13 to £32.7 million, representing over two thirds of all the money spent on private sector renewal activity during 2012-13.
  • The number of renewal areas in operation and the dwellings within these areas increased during 2012-13, however, overall expenditure in these areas decreased slightly to £33.6 million(r).

(r) Revised April 2014 following receipt of revised data from a local authority.


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