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Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish a breakdown of the interim budget of the Homes and Communities Agency. (250445)

The following table provides a break down of the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) budget. This gives the full HCA budget for 2008-09 for the reason set out in my response to the hon. Gentleman on 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1076W.

£ million

Planned 2008-09 budget (12 months)

Programme

Near-cash

Non-cash

Capital

Total1

HCA administration costs

290

4

2

96

National Affordable Housing Programme

3

0

2,629

2,631

Land and Property/Regeneration

31

95

3206

3302

Growth Areas

24

0

241

265

Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF)—total

0

0

37

37

CIF 1

0

0

20

20

CIF 2

0

0

17

17

Housing Market Renewal Fund

25

0

356

381

Academy for Sustainable Communities

6

0

0

6

Gypsies and Travellers

0

0

1

1

Places of Change

0

0

33

33

Gap Funding

0

0

123

123

Procurement Efficiency

2

0

0

2

Thames Gateway

3

0

41

44

Total1

3154

99

33,668

33,920

1 Total figures may not sum due to rounding to £ millions.

2 Of which £4 million is transitional costs incurred by the predecessor bodies.

3 Net budget figures which exclude revenue and capital receipts. Revenue receipts include rent, interest receivable and non-trading revenue such as claw back. Capital receipts derive from sales of land.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the start-up costs of the Homes and Communities Agency were; and if she will give a breakdown of the cost of its administration in its first year since establishment. (250471)

The costs of the Homes and Communities Agency are set out in the Housing and Regeneration Bill-Impact Assessment, a copy of which is in the House Library. This states that the one-off cost of setting up the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will be £20 million over three years.

A break down of the 2008-09 administration running costs of the HCA is provided in the following table. This gives the full HCA budget for 2008-09 for the reason set out in my response to the hon. Member on 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1076.

2008-09 (12 months) (£ million)

Staff pay costs

59

Administration costs

10

Office rental and accommodation costs

8

Professional fees and temporary staff

4

IT and telecommunications

4

Corporate marketing

1

Total

86