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Assistance for housing improvement

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  • Release date: 8 February 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 7 February 2019
An annual report covering assistance for housing improvement funded by local authorities during 2016-17. It also presents comparisons with figures for earlier periods. It includes information on expenditure by local authorities on housing improvement, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs) and renewal areas.

Key points

  • During 2016-17 overall expenditure on assistance for housing improvement (including DFGs) decreased 14 per cent compared with 2015-16 to £43.3 million.
  • During 2016-17, 4,121 Mandatory Disabled Facilities Grants, with a total value of £32.5 million, were completed by local authorities in Wales. This represents three quarters of the overall expenditure on private sector renewal.
  • During 2016-17, the number of renewal areas in operation decreased to 11. Overall expenditure in these areas decreased by 14 per cent to £14.1 million.


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