Corporate report

DCLG annual report and accounts 2014 to 2015

This annual report sets out the activities of the Department for Communities and Local Government over the past year.

Documents

DCLG annual report and accounts 2014 to 2015 (web version)

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DCLG annual report and accounts 2014 to 2015 (print version)

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Detail

The department’s annual report and accounts shows achievements in 2014 to 2015 and highlights progress against the DCLG and Homes and Community Agency housing programmes and other key priorities:

  • the government ensured more people had the opportunity to purchase a home of their own, with the number of first time buyers at the highest rate since 2007
  • over 27,000 sales were completed through the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme in the year to March 2015, of which 79% were to first time buyers
  • 170,000 affordable homes between 2011 and 2015, exceeding the target
  • government departments released surplus public sector land with capacity for over 100,000 new homes which exceeded the June 2011 target
  • new City Deals for Greater Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield
  • establishment of the Better Care Fund, which brings together health and social care budgets to provide more integrated services for people in local areas
  • a further real success for the department in 2014 to 2015 was the progress made in turning round the lives of troubled families, with 90% of the programme’s goals achieved by March 2015