A Change to How We Allocate the Budget
We have an estate upgrade budget contained within our annual housing investment programme. This is structured to allow tenants, staff and Elected Members to influence the type of estate upgrades that are funded from the budget. This is how the budget is broken down:
• the Tenant’s Forum receives £50,000 for their identified projects,
• each area housing team gets £25,000 for theirs; and
• the remaining budget is used by our Capital Programmes Team who also identify their own estate upgrade programmes.
We propose to combine the Tenant Forum/Area Housing Team budgets from 2017/18. This will provide a working total of £100k per annum for estate/upgrade improvements.