Decision details

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget and Rent Levels for 2012/13 (FIN/C6)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set a budget for the 2012/13 Housing Revenue Account.  To set rent levels and service charge levels for 2012/13.


The Executive Meeting considered proposals for the level of increase in rent and service charges and the budget for the Housing Revenue Account for 2012/13, and proposals for charges for Carecall and Sheltered Warden services in 2012/13 and have recommended that the Council Meeting approve:-


·         an increase in the average rent of 8.1% for dwelling rents;

·         an increase of 6.1% for garage rents;

·         service charges increasing as outlined in paragraph 3.2 of the report;

·         a 6.1% increase in Carecall Charges;

·         a 6.1% increase in Warden charges;

·         that void properties be advertised at their target guideline rent from April 2012; and,

·         the Housing Revenue Account Budget for 2012/13 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, including the adjustments to the Stockport Homes Management Fee.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Where appropriate Equality Impact assessments will be completed

Decision Reference: ED1372

Forward Plan Reference: FIN/ C 6

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Corporate, Resource Management and Governance Scrutiny Committee; Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee and the HRA self-financing customer panel.


Representations should be made in writing to Corporate Director of Place or Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services


Contact: Paul Lawrence, Services for Place Email: Tel: 0161-474-4515.

Report author: Paul Lawrence

Publication date: 08/02/2012

Date of decision: 06/02/2012

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 15/02/2012

This decision has been called in by:

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