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The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2004

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2004 No. 173

HOUSING

The Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2004

Made

31st March 2004

Coming into force

1st April 2004

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 191 and 192 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, after consultation with such associations of local authorities as appear to them to be concerned in accordance with section 191(3) of that Act, hereby make the following Order, a draft of which has together with a report of the considerations leading to the provisions of the order, been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament in accordance with section 191(9) of that Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2004 and shall come into force on 1st April 2004.

(2) In this Order–

(a)“the number of houses of the authority” means the estimate of the number of houses to which the housing revenue account of the authority, at 30th September 2004, relates; and

(b)any reference to any type of expenditure, charge or income which is estimated is a reference to such an estimate made by the Scottish Ministers.

Aggregate amount of grants for 2004–2005

2.  The aggregate amount of the housing support grants for the year 2004 2005 shall be £5,312,125.

Apportionment of grants for 2004–2005

3.  The aggregate amount of the housing support grants for the year 2004–2005 shall be apportioned among the local authorities listed in Schedule 1 to this Order according to their respective estimated net expenditures for the year 2004–2005 assessed in the manner provided for in Schedule 2 to this Order.

MARGARET CURRAN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

31st March 2004

Article 3

SCHEDULE 1LOCAL AUTHORITIES RECEIVING PROPORTION OF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF THE HOUSING SUPPORT GRANTS FOR 2004–2005

Councils

  • Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

  • Shetland Islands

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2ASSESSMENT OF ESTIMATED NET EXPENDITURE OF SCHEDULE 1 LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR 2004–2005 FOR APPORTIONMENT OF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF THE HOUSING SUPPORT GRANTS

1.  The estimated net expenditure of a local authority listed in Schedule 1 to this Order for the purposes of apportionment of the aggregate amount of the housing support grants shall be the amount arrived at by the addition of the amounts specified in items 2 to 6 below less the amounts specified in items 7 and 8 below.

Expenditure

2.  Estimated loan charges due to be debited to the local authority’s housing revenue account for the year 2004–2005 under paragraph 3(a) of Schedule 15 to the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.

3.  For supervision and management–

(a)£242.29 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority; and

(b)for authorities with stocks of houses not exceeding 3,000 a supplementary amount of £96.91 per house.

4.  For repairs and maintenance, £675.87 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority.

5.  Estimated rents lost because of unlet houses.

6.  Estimated other miscellaneous expenditure which may properly be included in the authority’s housing revenue account.

Income

7.  £2445.66 multiplied by the number of houses of the authority.

8.  Estimated income other than rental income which may properly be included in the authority’s housing revenue account.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order fixes for the year 2004 2005 the aggregate amount of the housing support grants payable to some local authorities under section 191 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 and lists the councils between whom the grants will be apportioned. Schedule 1 prescribes the local authorities between whom the grant will be apportioned. Schedule 2 provides the method of calculation.

(1)

1987 c. 26; sections 191(10) and 192(6) were amended by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 43), Schedule 8, paragraphs 4 and 5 respectively. See section 192(7) of the 1987 Act for the definition of “prescribed”. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46). The requirement to obtain Treasury consent was removed by section 55 of that Act.

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