Sector risk, stress testing and VfM

Achieving value for money and creating service efficiencies is high on the agenda for all providers. Find good practice, guidance and advice within this section.

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pdf Current File size: 846KB Published Date: 16/04/2020
pdf Current Value for Money metrics – Technical note guidance 2019 File size: 364KB Published Date: 17/06/2019 Download
pdf Current File size: 999KB Published Date: 06/06/2019
pdf Current 2018 Global Accounts – Value for Money metrics File size: 433KB Published Date: 14/12/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 04/10/2018
pdf Current Value for Money – Summary report – September 2018 File size: 577KB Published Date: 02/10/2018 Download
pdf Current Value for Money metrics – Technical regression report – September 2018 File size: 760KB Published Date: 02/10/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 06/09/2018
pdf Current Report: Building a Safer Future – Independent Review of Building Regulation – Final Report File size: 1MB Published Date: 17/05/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 19/04/2018
pdf Current Value for Money Standard – April 2018 File size: 133KB Published Date: 04/04/2018 Download
pdf Current Value for Money Code of Practice – April 2018 File size: 241KB Published Date: 04/04/2018 Download
pdf Current Value for Money Metrics – Technical note – April 2018 File size: 318KB Published Date: 04/04/2018 Download
pdf Current Consultation on a revised Value for Money Standard and new Code of Practice – Decision statement File size: 492KB Published Date: 09/03/2018 Download
pdf Current Value for Money Metrics Technical Note – March 2018 File size: 317KB Published Date: 09/03/2018 Download
pdf Current Decision Instrument 16: revision to the Value for Money Standard and introduction of an associated Code of Practice File size: 96KB Published Date: 09/03/2018 Download
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 26/10/2017
pdf Current File size: 2MB Published Date: 05/10/2017
pdf Current Network briefing – Housing supply in England File size: 531KB Published Date: 20/07/2017 Download
pdf Current Taking stock - Understanding the quality and energy efficiency of housing association homes This research set out to explore the condition of homes in the sector, both in terms of their physical quality and how energy efficient they are, and crucially how these physical features impact on people’s lives. File size: 120KB Published Date: 11/08/2016 Download
pdf Current Unit cost analysis: AMENDED letter to chairs of all large registered providers This AMENDED letter was sent to providers on 15 July 2016 - although it carries the same date as the original letter dated 8 June 2016. File size: 89KB Published Date: 15/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Social value and procurement toolkit (HACT) Step by step guidance on relevant legislation, and an extensive Tool Bank, containing examples, templates, checklists and resources that cover the life cycle of the procurement process. File size: 1MB Published Date: 06/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Overview of HCA report: Delivering value for money: review of value for money self-assessments The HCA published the review of value for money self-assessments in June 2016. This is our one-page overview for members. File size: 647KB Published Date: 01/07/2016 Download
pdf Current Five things we know about VfM after the HCA letter Here are five things we know about value for money after the letter, the review and the regression analysis. File size: 237KB Published Date: 13/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: understanding differences in unit costs - summary report (HCA) The HCA has published this analysis, in part, to help boards understand the identifiable factors which drive cost variation across the sector, and, importantly, to allow boards to challenge their own organisation’s cost data. File size: 642KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money: review of value for money self assessments (HCA) This report sets out key issues and themes that the regulator has identified from its reviews of providers’ Value for Money (VfM) self-assessments. Key messages are as follows: File size: 157KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Delivering better value for money - understanding differences in unit costs: technical regression This technical report sets out the detail of regression analysis undertaken by HCA Regulation on unit costs of private registered providers of social housing (‘providers’) in England File size: 403KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Unit cost analysis: letter to chairs of all large registered providers Letter from Julian Ashby, Chair of the Regulation Committee, on new analysis of cost variation across the social housing sector. NOTE: this letter was updated on 15 July 2016 by the HCA - see documents within this section dated 15 July 2016 for the revised version. File size: 124KB Published Date: 08/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Soil Health (Environmental Audit Committee) This EAC report says around 300,000 hectares of UK soil is thought to be contaminated with toxic elements – such as cadmium, arsenic and lead - as a result of its industrial past. File size: 761KB Published Date: 02/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Boosting Britain’s low-wage sectors: A strategy for productivity, innovation and growth (IPPR) This IPPR analysis suggests that our low-wage sectors don’t need to invent new ways of doing things: there is huge potential for UK firms to boost their productivity by adopting practices and technologies that already exist. But the fact that this hasn’t happened to date. The report makes recommendations to promote productivity-boosting actions on the part of low-wage firms. File size: 5MB Published Date: 01/06/2016 Download
pdf Current Open Book Contract Management Guidance (Crown Commercial Service) This guidance sets out the obligations of contracting authorities when applying open book contract management to public contracts. File size: 6MB Published Date: 26/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Procurement policy note 05/16: Open book contract management This policy note sets out the obligations of contracting authorities when applying open book contract management to public contracts. File size: 85KB Published Date: 26/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Shared service centres (NAO) Government’s programme to transfer back-office functions to two shared service centres has made savings but has not achieved value for money to date, according to this report by the National Audit Office. File size: 349KB Published Date: 20/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Estate regeneration (JRF) Examines the policy context, lessons from previous estate regeneration initiatives and evidence on the relationship between housing and poverty. File size: 624KB Published Date: 18/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Selecting low energy lighting (NHBC Foundation) This practical guide for house builders and designers is an introduction to the selection of low energy lamps. It compares the categories of low energy lamps and sets out the considerations important in the selection of LED lamps. Also includes recommendations for lighting levels for different rooms in the home. File size: 2MB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Factoring services in Scotland - a thematic inquiry - May 2016 (Scottish Housing Regulator) This report provides an assessment of social landlords’ provision of factoring services for owners. It looks at the type of services that social landlord factors (factors) provide to owners, how they calculate charges, how they measure value for money and how they inform and consult with owners. It highlights positive practice by social landlords. File size: 524KB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Zero Carbon Homes (HCL) Originally released in April 2016, this updated report covers proposals for zero carbon homes and the government's decision not to proceed with the scheme announced in July 2015. File size: 320KB Published Date: 10/05/2016 Download
pdf Current Public attitudes tracking survey: wave 17 DECC survey results from interviews with households on matters such as domestic and renewable heat, energy security, renewable technologies, and geological disposal facilities. Wave 17 includes a new question on fracking. File size: 268KB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Warmer and Greener: a guide to the future of domestic energy efficiency policy The Westminster sustainable business forum has launched this evidence-based report. It aims to signpost for the future of domestic energy efficiency and inform the learning process from past energy efficiency initiatives. File size: 4MB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Local government: new models of service delivery (HCL) This briefing paper contains examples of new forms of service delivery being implemented by local authorities, including shared services, outsourcing, 'insourcing', and the use of mutual. File size: 703KB Published Date: 28/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Green belt under siege (Campaign for Rural England) This research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) claims that 275,000 houses are now planned for England’s Green Belt, an increase of 50,000 on last year and nearly 200,000 more than when the Government introduced its planning reforms back in March 2012. File size: 244KB Published Date: 25/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (NAO) This report from the National Audit Office states that The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal design not only failed to deliver any meaningful benefit, it increased suppliers’ costs – and therefore energy bills – in meeting their obligations through the ECO scheme. File size: 971KB Published Date: 18/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Investigation into the DECC’s loans to the Green Deal Finance Company (NAO) The National Audit Office reports that the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Green Deal design not only failed to deliver any meaningful benefit, it increased suppliers’ costs – and therefore energy bills – in meeting their obligations through the ECO scheme. File size: 232KB Published Date: 18/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Affordable warmth and health impact evaluation toolkit (DECC) This Affordable Warmth and Health Impact Evaluation Toolkit is designed for use by local bodies delivering fuel poverty and health type schemes to make evaluation of the impacts of their schemes easier and more effective. File size: 7MB Published Date: 13/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Full fill cavity wall insulation in areas of very severe exposure to wind-driven rain (NHBC) The purpose of this investigation by the NHBC Foundation was to understand whether increasing the width of cavities in new-build masonry walls – alongside an accompanying increase in the thickness of full fill cavity wall insulation to meet higher energy efficiency standards - might affect resistance to rain penetration. This report revels the results of lab testing on various types of insulant materials. File size: 5MB Published Date: 06/04/2016 Download
pdf Current Home energy efficiency 2010-2020 This research by the Association for the Conservation of Energy revealed the number of energy efficiency measures installed in British homes has fallen by 80% since 2012, whilst numbers of households helped with energy efficiency measures has fallen by 76%. Overall, investment in home energy efficiency has declined by over 50% against a backdrop of the UK dwelling stock being one the oldest and least energy efficient in Europe. File size: 184KB Published Date: 31/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Older people, housing, health and care This infographic from the Care & Repair England reports on the links between housing condition and health. File size: 478KB Published Date: 30/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Home comforts (NHBC Foundation) Guidance on using ventilation, heating and renewable energy systems. File size: 8MB Published Date: 22/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Feed-in Tariffs The government has completed it's review of the Scheme in December 2015. This is a useful reference report from the House of Commons Library. File size: 538KB Published Date: 22/03/2016 Download
pdf Current Efficient energy policy - How to encourage improvements in domestic (Policy Exchange) This report suggests that home-buyers would buy more energy efficient properties if Stamp Duty was directly linked to the energy performance of a home. File size: 431KB Published Date: 15/03/2016 Download
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