Housing Revenue Accounts

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of each local authority's housing revenue account borrowing cap was utilised at the start of the (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19 financial year.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The table below sets out for each local authority with a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) the percentage of their borrowing cap that had been utilised at 1 April 2017 and 1 April 2018. At Autumn Budget we confirmed that the HRA borrowing cap had been abolished. Local authorities are now free to borrow to build a new generation of council housing, in line with the Prudential Code. We expect them to be able to double building to 10,000 homes per year by 2021/22.

Local Authority

% cap utilised at 1 April 2017

% cap utilised at 1 April 2018

Adur

87.22%

87.22%

Arun

69.34%

67.87%

Ashfield

100.00%

100.00%

Ashford

94.59%

94.20%

Babergh

88.15%

87.64%

Barking & Dagenham

98.23%

99.37%

Barnet

83.99%

83.99%

Barnsley

92.11%

90.33%

Barrow-in-Furness

56.95%

54.54%

Basildon

92.34%

92.34%

Bassetlaw

90.83%

87.26%

Birmingham

97.55%

94.76%

Blackpool

13.57%

13.57%

Bolsover

78.83%

92.69%

Bournemouth

98.53%

84.10%

Brent

64.22%

74.55%

Brentwood

85.54%

84.85%

Brighton & Hove

78.50%

80.02%

Bristol

95.14%

95.14%

Broxtowe

96.28%

96.28%

Bury

87.44%

87.44%

Cambridge

92.84%

92.84%

Camden

87.54%

89.08%

Cannock Chase

94.18%

94.18%

Canterbury

78.70%

74.54%

Castle Point

97.19%

97.19%

Central Bedfordshire

100.00%

99.94%

Charnwood

92.46%

92.46%

Cheltenham

84.71%

84.71%

Cheshire West & Chester

83.66%

85.96%

Chesterfield

86.34%

85.05%

City of London

0.00%

0.00%

Colchester

91.20%

91.20%

Corby

91.06%

96.50%

Cornwall

87.75%

86.50%

Crawley

98.64%

98.64%

Croydon

96.58%

96.58%

Dacorum

97.95%

97.95%

Darlington

95.24%

94.40%

Dartford

71.37%

66.26%

Derby

93.64%

93.84%

Doncaster

98.20%

98.56%

Dover

84.04%

81.67%

Dudley

100.00%

100.00%

Ealing

72.38%

79.81%

East Devon

93.24%

91.75%

East Riding of Yorkshire

92.08%

91.98%

Eastbourne

97.77%

100.00%

Enfield

79.64%

90.30%

Epping Forest

79.13%

79.13%

Exeter

100.00%

100.00%

Fareham

89.96%

89.96%

Folkestone & Hythe

77.18%

77.18%

Gateshead

100.00%

100.00%

Gosport

98.34%

98.15%

Gravesham

78.59%

75.60%

Great Yarmouth

87.63%

90.47%

Greenwich

99.99%

99.99%

Guildford

99.82%

100.00%

Hackney

56.62%

56.62%

Hammersmith & Fulham

82.74%

82.58%

Haringey

75.92%

69.08%

Harlow

89.72%

89.72%

Harrogate

72.17%

72.17%

Harrow

99.00%

99.98%

Hartlepool

83.30%

90.10%

Havering

83.57%

83.57%

High Peak

83.70%

81.87%

Hillingdon

65.85%

62.87%

Hinckley & Bosworth

100.00%

100.00%

Hounslow

87.53%

87.53%

Ipswich

84.01%

82.03%

Islington

88.56%

88.56%

Kensington & Chelsea

94.84%

94.84%

Kettering

80.51%

80.51%

Kingston upon Hull

78.84%

73.74%

Kingston upon Thames

87.17%

88.02%

Kirklees

98.15%

96.03%

Lambeth

91.68%

97.93%

Lancaster

68.87%

67.11%

Leeds

100.00%

100.00%

Leicester

95.78%

95.46%

Lewes

87.54%

87.26%

Lewisham

58.74%

45.21%

Lincoln

88.62%

88.62%

Luton

91.15%

95.28%

Manchester

100.00%

100.00%

Mansfield

86.45%

83.38%

Medway Towns

91.48%

90.83%

Melton

93.83%

93.83%

Mid Devon

82.14%

80.32%

Mid Suffolk

95.50%

95.50%

Milton Keynes

89.28%

88.71%

New Forest

92.49%

92.49%

Newark & Sherwood

83.07%

89.32%

Newcastle upon Tyne

89.69%

91.72%

Newham

79.94%

79.94%

North East Derbyshire

86.07%

97.38%

North Kesteven

86.93%

84.33%

North Tyneside

100.00%

100.00%

North Warwickshire

78.98%

75.87%

North West Leicestershire

83.17%

81.98%

Northampton

89.66%

89.66%

Northumberland

96.02%

96.02%

Norwich

86.80%

86.80%

Nottingham

87.65%

92.16%

Nuneaton & Bedworth

86.47%

86.47%

Oadby & Wigston

88.33%

90.16%

Oldham

0.00%

0.00%

Oxford

82.34%

82.34%

Poole

95.19%

86.65%

Portsmouth

85.16%

92.31%

Reading

91.59%

90.81%

Redbridge

67.62%

67.62%

Redditch

100.00%

100.00%

Richmondshire

71.16%

67.72%

Rotherham

90.35%

90.35%

Rugby

74.34%

74.34%

Runnymede

98.37%

98.37%

Sandwell

84.10%

86.27%

Sedgemoor

89.92%

89.81%

Selby

82.34%

83.81%

Sheffield

89.09%

89.09%

Shropshire

88.51%

88.51%

Slough

89.11%

89.11%

Solihull

95.67%

96.18%

South Cambridgeshire

No data

No data

South Derbyshire

92.12%

92.12%

South Holland

91.84%

91.84%

South Kesteven

80.85%

78.47%

South Tyneside

100.00%

100.00%

Southampton

81.75%

79.11%

Southend-on-Sea

96.65%

96.65%

Southwark

68.04%

74.39%

St Albans

94.42%

90.76%

Stevenage

95.78%

94.63%

Stockport

86.85%

90.49%

Stoke-on-Trent

85.13%

85.13%

Stroud

100.00%

100.00%

Sutton

92.77%

97.14%

Swindon

69.02%

66.12%

Tamworth

85.69%

85.69%

Tandridge

86.57%

84.46%

Taunton Deane

90.14%

90.56%

Tendring

74.81%

72.05%

Thanet

73.32%

74.79%

Thurrock

90.82%

91.35%

Tower Hamlets

45.70%

45.51%

Uttlesford

99.01%

96.75%

Waltham Forest

93.23%

99.98%

Wandsworth

60.50%

54.77%

Warwick

90.53%

90.53%

Waveney

88.67%

88.67%

Waverley

99.94%

98.12%

Wealden

86.78%

89.63%

Welwyn Hatfield

82.64%

78.93%

West Lancashire

83.82%

83.82%

Westminster

79.82%

79.82%

Wigan

83.62%

83.82%

Wiltshire

96.90%

96.90%

Winchester

96.17%

97.33%

Woking

95.40%

99.22%

Wokingham

88.35%

88.28%

Wolverhampton

75.39%

71.18%

York

95.25%

95.25%

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