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Housing Revenue Account Final Accounts 2022-23

Meeting: 30/07/2020 - Corporate Governance and Standards Committee (Item 16)

16 Housing Revenue Account Final Accounts 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 309 KB

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The Committee received a report setting out the final position on the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for the 2019-20 financial year.  The HRA recorded all the income and expenditure associated with the provision and management of Council owned residential dwellings in the Borough. 


This report sets out the actual level of revenue spending on day-to-day services provided to tenants recorded in the HRA in 2019-20.


Rental income from dwellings had been £165,000 (0.55%) below the estimate. The actual net cost of revenue services in 2019-20 had been £432,916 higher than the budget of £15,809,270.  This variation represented 2.73% of the total turnover of £32.37 million.  The final outturn (subject to audit) had shown a surplus for the year of £10.3 million, compared to a budgeted surplus of £10.93 million.  The HRA working balance at year-end remained at £2.5 million.


In accordance with the authority delegated to the Chief Finance Officer, in consultation with the Lead Councillors with responsibility for Housing and Finance, the surplus had been used to make a transfer of £2.5 million to the reserve for future capital programmes, with the balance of £7.8 million being transferred to the new build reserve.


This continued the policy adopted in previous years, whereby the year-end surplus was applied to each of the above two reserves.


During the debate, the Committee noted that there were approximately 5,200 properties held in the HRA, and although 19 had been sold under the Right to Buy during the year, the Council was adding to the stock with its new build programme.


Having noted that this matter would be considered by the Executive at its meeting on 22 September 2020, the Committee


RESOLVED: That the report be commended to the Executive.



To allow the Statutory Statement of Accounts to be finalised and subject to external audit, prior to approval by the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee, on behalf of the Council.