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Housing Associations Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis

  • January 2016
  • 106 pages
  • AMA Research
Report ID: 3599065


Table of Contents

Housing associations form the largest not-for-profit group in the country, working closely with both private and public organisations. In 2015, total UK housing association stock increased to 2,828,000 units with increases in all types of housing. Around 75% of market stock owned or managed by housing associations is general needs housing, which is primarily social rental accommodation. Though the housing association sector is diverse, with over 1,700 UK associations varying in size from under 10 homes to more than 50,000, over 95% of homes are managed by the top 400 housing associations.

The 11th edition of the 'Housing Associations Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis' represents a unique, up to date review of the market and its development. The report provides a quantiative and qualitative analysis of the Private Registered Providers (more generally known as housing associations) market focusing on market size and trends, housing mix, new development pipelines and future prospects.

Key sections covered:

-Review of the UK social housing market - local authority and housing association sectors - size, structure, growth, political issues, future trends.
-Identification of major housing associations - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
-New build - review of AHP programmes - future prospects.
-Repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) - expenditure levels, activity, trends and forecasts.
-Future prospects - funding, changing roles of HA's and local authorities, stock transfer, public/private funding, new build programmes.

Key areas of insight include:

-Market activity levels with forecasts to 2019/20, including stock, new build completions and refurbishment.
-Review of housebuilding targets under the AHP 2011-15 and 2015-18 and the London Mayor’s Housing Covenant 2015-18.
-Top 30 HAs with development pipelines/volume estimates – profiles of top players. Review of starts/completions so far under AHP, changing portfolios etc.
-Intention to double the annual public housing budget to £2bn pa in 2018/19 and 2019/20 - 400,000 affordable new homes by end of the current Parliament.
-Procurement issues – key contractors, framework agreements, consortia (Alliance, PEI etc.).
-Review of key market influences and schemes – HCA funding, ‘London Help to Buy’ and Help to Buy shared ownership scheme, Affordable Rents Model etc.

Key areas covered in the report include:

-Review of social housing structure. Market size in stock terms from 2006 with forecasts through to 2018. Overview of total UK housing stock/share by sector, regional mix. Mix between LA’s and HA’s – changing trends.
-Market size - Social Housing new build starts and completions - forecast through to 2019/20.
-Analysis of Repair Maintenance and Improvement in Housing Association properties – Total RMI spend up to 2019 – breakdown of major repairs, planned maintenance etc. Decent Homes Programme – backlog volumes, funding support up to 2018.
-Review of key market influences – economic factors, government policies, housing affordability, Large Scale Voluntary Transfers, Right to Buy, etc.
-Key regulatory and funding organisations and their role (HCA, National Housing Federation etc). Planning issues.
-Future prospects for the market.

-Review of major Housing Associations – dwelling stock, key characteristics, regional strengths, market positioning etc in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
-Market shares/Units managed of major HA’s in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – mix of stock by HA size and region in 2015.
-Housing Associations developing new business models - regional breakdown within shared ownership, Top 15 HA ExtraCare Housing providers, Top 20 Voluntary Sector providers of care homes, HA’s providing purpose built student accommodation etc.

-Overview of HCA funding in 2015-2018.
-Review of key government affordable housing programmes – end of 2011-2015 AHP programme, new AHP (Affordable Homes Programme) - investment levels 2015-2018. Split by year by value and volume. Review of programmes in England and Scotland.
-New Build programmes – targets, grants awarded to key HAs – key players in the development market.
-G15 top HAs with development pipelines/volume estimates up to 2020.
-Alternative financing – sources of private finance, major lenders, areas of significant expenditure. New entrants/schemes. Recent bond issues.

-Specification process – key influencers on the process.
-Growth of buying consortia – Alliance – procurement initiative between Procurement for Housing, Fusion 21 and Northern Housing Consortium. Re:allies consortia etc.
-Buying and specification – partnering arrangements, framework agreements (New Build frameworks), PEI (Procurement Efficiency Initiative) – 13 consortia.
-Key contractors – key schemes, value of contracts. Future trends and changes.

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