Number of affordable housing starts (seasonally adjusted)
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Total reported numbers of starts under the relevant programmes within the reporting period. Because delivery is seasonal and reflects funding profiles, with more starts and completions being reported in the second six months than are reported in the first six months, the current figures are compared back to the equivalent period of the year before rather than the preceding six months.Why is this indicator in the business plan?
These are the most timely indicators on affordable housing delivery. Increasing the supply of affordable housing is a key part of DCLG policy.How often is it updated?
Bi-annually, approximately June and November.Where does the data come from?
Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) - Investment Management System and other programme information. Published figures are at http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/housing-statistics.
Greater London Authority (GLA) - Investment Management System and other programme information. Published figures are at http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/increasing-housing-supply/gla-affordable-housing-statistics.What area does the headline figure cover?
EnglandAre further breakdowns of the data available?
Yes, can be split by type (social rent, affordable rent, intermediate rent, Low Cost Home Ownership) and by local authority area.What does a change in this indicator show?
An increase in this indicator is good and shows more new affordable houses are being started through the HCA and GLA.Time Lag
Published within two months of the end of the reporting period.Next available update
June 2015.Type of Data
Official Statistics.Robustness and data limitations
With effect from 1 April 2014, affordable housing starts on site include the starts on site for new build homes purchased at completion. These have not been reported historicallyLinks to Further Information
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