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Paper 28th April 2003 - BESAC(03)6

BESAC (03)6 - ITEMS FOR A POSSIBLE FORWARD AGENDA FOR BESAC

Introduction

1. The agenda committee felt that, to provide BESAC with an overview of progress in developing the collection and dissemination of statistics on the built environment it would be useful to maintain a forward look, linked to the SE statistics plan, and the planes of the various sub-groups.

2. This paper, for discussion by BESAC members aims to provide an initial stab at a forward agenda for discussion at this meeting.

Topics to be covered

3. The attached table uses a combination of the headings in the list of policy drivers discussed at our November meeting, the draft SE stats plan, and the papers ' Implications of local housing strategies' and 'Indicators and key statistics'; to identify key statistical developments and the stages they are likely to reach in relation to BESAC meeting dates.

4. From the table, the main items to be considered at the next two BESAC meetings look to be:-

Winter 2003:

Demography:

  • Confirmation of strategy/ timetable for developing household projections.

Stock - numbers/ type/ tenure:

  • Written reports/ possible discussion of stock estimates methodology in light of census.
  • Progress report/ possible discussion on work of the RTB Working Group.

Stock condition:

  • Written reports on the new standards.
  • Progress report/ possible discussion on review of data collected on improvements to socially rented and private stock.
  • Written report on outputs from SHCS and launch of new continuous SHCS.

House prices:

  • Report/ possible discussion on developing the use of ROS data at national and neighbourhood levels.

Landlord function:

  • Written report on SCORE extension.

Land use:

  • SE Papers on the implications for national/ local statistics of the Strategic Planning Framework and Planning for housing.

Spring 2004

Demography:

  • Written report on interim projections and progress in review of projections methodology.
  • Report/ possible discussion on national/ local household estimates methodologies.

Stock condition:

  • Report of conclusions of review of data to be collected from all social landlords on stock improvement activity at national/ LA and sub-LA levels; in the light of the new social housing standard.
  • Report of conclusions of review of data to be collected from councils on improvements to private property supported by grants.

House prices/ rents:

  • Progress report and possible discussion of potential development of analyses of CML data.
  • Written update on possible development of ROS based sales data.

Special groups:

  • Possible written progress report/ detailed discussion on data sources for housing provision to meet needs of particular groups.

Landlord function:

  • Written report on timetable for implementation of SCORE extension and implications for other SE data collections from councils.

Homelessness:

  • Progress report (to note) on assessment of data quality in new electronic data capture system.

Land use:

  • Possible paper updating progress on any issues identified in the Autumn papers on Strategic Planning Framework and Planning for housing.

5. Cutting across these specific topic based considerations, BESAC may also wish to place these in the context of some broader themes:-

Oversight of relevant indicators and key statistics, possibly in response to specific requests by SCOTSTAT.

Development, as far as practical, of coherent data collection from all social landlords in relation to stock quality and improvements, stock occupancy, lettings and turnover.

Assessment of provision/ coherence of nationally collated statistics in relation to councils' Local Housing Strategies.

Possibly: the development of housing related neighbourhood statistics in the context of neighbourhood renewal and social justice; although this is a shared interest with the Social Justice SCOTSTAT committee.

Conclusion

6. Members are invited to discuss and comment on the suggested items. In particular, do the timings seem right, and are there any significant omissions?

The Scottish Executive

April 2003

Demography:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Interim HH projections from 2002 based popn projections

HARG

Progress report (written)

Summary of outputs.

Review of HH projections methodology.

HARG

Progress report(written)

Progress report (written)

Report of conclusions/ future work plan.

Assessment of HH estimates methodologies at Scotland/ LA levels.

HARG

Report on stock based estimate.

Report (possibly for discussion) on different methodologies.

Possible discussion on adoption/ presentation of estimates on different methodologies.

Assessment of HH estimates methodologies at neighbourhood level.

NSHWG and HARG

Report on progress in obtaining C Tax billing data/ initial assessment of methodologies.

Depending on progress, reports on neighbourhood stats estimates.



Stock - numbers/ type:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Comparison of Census/ C Tax and SE estimates.

HARG

Report on keyconclusions.

Review of data collected from councils on changes to the stock (new build/ conversions/ demolitions).

NSHWG

Report on review, taking account of the DNA developments.

Report of any agreed changes to data collection/ provision.



Stock - Condition:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Assessment of social housing against new standard and related objectives - energy efficiency.

None: Key source is SHCS, and possible future LHCS.

Brief progress report (written) on the standard.

Update on measurements of socially rented stock against standard.

Possible update report (written).

Progress in improving social housing.

Forms Review. Examination of the data collected by SE/ CS on improvements to socially rented stock

Report of initial review of data collected on improvements to socially rented stock

Update on any changes to data collection by SE/ CS.

Update on any changes to data collection by SE/ CS.

Assessement of private housing against any minimum/desirable standards set by HITF; and other policy objectives - energy efficiency.None: Key source is SHCS, and possible future LHCS
Progress in improving private housing:-Forms Review. Examination of the data collected by SE on improvements supported by Housing Improvements Grants -Progress report on any changes introduced in the light of changes to HIG eligibilityProgress report on any further changes introduced.Update on changes to outputs.
Progress in gathering data on HMOs.Forms Review. There are probably no changes needed to existing pro-forma.Report (written) on numbers registered.

Stock - tenure/ occupancy.

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Overall tenure trends.

None:

Report on assessment of Census information on tenure at LA level.

Right to buy:

Ensuring continued supply of case based data.

RTB Sub-Group:

Report (for discussion) on review of information needed and mechanisms for obtaining this.

Confirmatory report on changes implemented.

Neighbourhood level data on tenure mix.

NSHWG:

Report (written) on development of a social landlord database.

Progress report (written) on social landlord database development.

Update (written).



House prices/ rents

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Affordability:

Trends in mix adjusted house prices at Scotland/ LA level.

None.

Report on impact of CML development of analysis of 100% of new lending by members.

Trends in house prices/ (possibly mix adjusted) at neighbourhood level.

NSHWG

Report on discussions with ROS/ LVIU; and possible commissioned research into developing this data.

Depending on progress; a possible report for discussion.

Depending on progress; a possible report for discussion.

Update (written).

Trends in LA/ HA rents.

None. Data sources include LA/ HA returns (average rent) ; and surveys SHCS/ SHS.

Not an identified priority at this time.

Not an identified priority at this time.

Not an identified priority at this time.



Special groups:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Supporting people:

Provision of sheltered/ adapted housing.

Population in communal establishments.

Forms review; or possible LHS group?

HARG

(Possible) reportonreview of data available on specialised housing provision/ possible changes to data collection arrangements. Update (

written)

Update (written)



Landlord function:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Meeting the needs of all groups:

Antisocial tenants/ use of new short secure tenancy.

Stock turnover/ vacancy management.

Forms review: Summary data on lettings/ evictions.

NSHWG: Extension of SCORE to all social landlords.

Report (written) on conclusion of research/ pilot exercises. If

relevant - update report (written) on progress in implementation.

If relevant - update report (written) on progress in implementation.

Tenant participationNone:?? Not a priority for stats ???? Not a priority for stats ???? Not a priority for stats ??


Homelessness:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Trends in applications and outcomes:

Scope for extending the priority need categories.

Prevention and support.

HSUG:

Progress report on assessing data quality of new electronic system.

Report (possibly for discussion) on changes to guidance/ outputs arising from review of data quality.

Update report (written).



Land use:

Key issues

Sub-group

Autumn 03

Spring 04

Autumn 04

Future meetings

Strategic planningframework.

Data on land use?

None.

Paper from SE on key information requirements at national and local levels.

Possible discussion on development ofinformation.

Progress report (written)

Progress report (written)

Planning for housing:

Availability of land for housing.

None.

Paper from SE on key information requirements at national and local levels.

Possible discussion on development ofinformation.

Progress report (written)

Progress report (written)

Vacant/ Derelict land.

Scale of and action taken on.

Impact of BABS target.

New house building on greenfield/ brownfield land.

W.G on Vacant & derelict Land .

Forms review group:

NSHWG

Progress report (written) on survey.

Progress report (written) on survey.

Progress report (written) on survey.

Report on review of data on changes to stock, taking account of the DNA developments.

Progress report (written) on survey.

Report on review of data on changes to stock, taking account of the DNA developments.