Decision details

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget 2022-23

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend to Council approval of the HRA Revenue estimates, associated fees and charges, changes to rents of Council dwellings and approval of Housing Capital Programme for 2022-23.




1.     That the initiatives, services and budgets as set out in the report submitted to the Executive and Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.


2.     That the Director of Service Delivery be authorised, in consultation with the Lead Councillor for Community and Housing:


(a)   to reallocate funding between approved schemes to make best use of the available resources; and

(b)   to set rents accordingly.


The Executive made the following recommendations to Council (9 February 2022):


1.     That the proposed HRA revenue budget for 2022-23, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.


2.     That a rent increase of 4.10%, comprising the September 2021 CPI (3.10%) plus 1% in line with the Direction on the Rent Standard 2019 and as set out within Guidance provided by the Regulator of Social Housing, be implemented.


3.     That the fees and charges for HRA services for 2022-23, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report, be approved.


4.     That a 3% increase be applied to garage rents which is in line with the wider council policy on fees and charges.



To enable the Council to set the rent charges for HRA property and associated fees and charges, along with authorising the necessary expenditure to implement a budget, this is consistent with the objectives outlined in the HRA Business Plan.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Report author: Matt Gough

Publication date: 26/01/2022

Date of decision: 25/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 03/02/2022

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