National Statistics

Housing statistics 1 April 2014 to 30 September 2014

These statistics present the housing starts on site and housing completions delivered by the Homes and Communities Agency between 1 April 2014 and 30 September 2014.

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Housing Statistics November 2014

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Housing Statistics tables November 2014

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Housing Statistics tables November 2014

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Pre-release access list November 2014

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Details

The latest release on the supply of homes delivered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in England, excluding London except for delivery of programmes managed by the HCA on behalf of the Greater London Authority, were released on Thursday 20 November 2014. The key points were:

  • There were 13,040 housing starts on site and 14,176 housing completions delivered through programmes managed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in England (excluding London for all programmes except those administered by the HCA) between 1 April and 30 September 2014. These figures exclude delivery under the Help to Buy programme.

  • In addition, 14,515 new homes were sold with the assistance of a Help to Buy equity loan in the six months to 30 September 2014 under the Help to Buy programme.

  • To ensure consistent reporting with completions, with effect from 1 April 2014 the range of products reported for affordable housing starts on site includes the start on site for new build homes where the procurement route is such that the provider purchases the home at completion. These have not been reported historically and have been excluded from year on year comparisons below to ensure that comparisons are on a like for like basis.

  • The majority (9,811 or 75 per cent) of the housing starts on site in the six months to 30 September 2014 were for affordable homes. This represents an increase of around half a per cent on the 9,767 affordable homes reported between 1 April and 30 September 2013. If the new build affordable homes purchased at completion (653) are excluded from the current period, this would represent a decrease of 6 per cent compared to the same period last year on a like for like basis.

  • 7,803 affordable homes started in the six months to 30 September 2014 were for Affordable Rent, a decrease of 2 per cent on the same period of 2013-14 when new build homes purchased at completion (512) are excluded from the current period. A further 1,317 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership. Excluding new build homes purchased at completion (116) from the current period this is a decrease of 22 per cent on the same period of 2013-14. The remaining 691 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 14 per cent on the same period of 2013-14 when new build homes purchased at completion (25) are excluded from the current period. Of the affordable homes started in the six month period ending 30 September 2014, the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) 2011 to 2015 accounted for 49 per cent and the Affordable Homes Guarantees Programme for 36 per cent.

  • 10,631 or 75 per cent of housing completions (excluding Help to Buy) in the first six months of 2014-15 were for affordable homes. This represents an increase of 28 per cent on the 8,306 affordable homes completed in the first six months of 2013-14.

  • 7,467 affordable homes completed in the six month period 1 April to 30 September 2014 were for Affordable Rent, an increase of 63 per cent compared to the same period of 2013-14. A further 2,210 were for Intermediate Affordable Housing schemes, including shared ownership, a decrease of 15 per cent on the same period of 2013-14, and the remaining 954 were for Social Rent, a decrease of 16 per cent on the same period of 2013-14. The AHP 2011 to 2015 accounted for 89 per cent of the affordable homes completed in the six month period ending 30 September 2014.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has combined the affordable housing statistics in this release with the Greater London Authority’s affordable housing statistics to produce affordable housing starts and completions for England.

Published 20 November 2014