Reference Material

Housing Network reference material

Below are links to reference material that may be of benefit to subscribers of our housing network.

Housing Revenue Account Manual (DCLG, 2007)
The HRA Manual remains the extant guidance for dealing with property transfers to/from the HRA.

Item 8 Credit and Item 8 Debit (General) Determination from 1 April 2017
The Item 8 Determination sets out the permitted debits and credits to the HRA balance in England following the five-year transition period, including the arrangements for depreciation, impairment and valuation changes from 1 April 2017 onward.

The Housing Revenue Account Self Financing Determination
English regulations for the introduction of the HRA Self Financing Model at 1 April 2012 – includes the Item 8 Determinations covering the five-year transition period to 31 March 2017.

Housing Finance under Self-Financing (CIPFA, 2013)
This CIPFA publication provides guidance to assist those working in the sector to understand local authority housing finance under the self-financing system introduced in England in 2012.

The Rise of Local Housing Companies - LHC Summary Report - The Smith Institute October 2017
This topical piece of research can be read in conjunction with the subscriber material on how to set up a local housing company.

Temporary accommodation – A briefing pack prepared for the debate in the Housing of Commons on 7 November 2017
This briefing pack has been prepared for a Backbench Business debate on temporary accommodation.


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