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An annual report which includes information on expenditure, mandatory disabled facilities grants (DFGs) and activity by type of assistance, tenure and recipient.
- During 2012-13 expenditure on private sector renewal continued to fall, with overall spending (including DFGs) down by 10 per cent on the previous year to £48.5 million.
- Excluding DFGs, around £14.8 million was spent on home improvement and repair during 2012-13 with the majority (92 per cent) via direct assistance by authorities in the form of grants and loans.
- Expenditure on Mandatory DFGs fell by 6 per cent during 2012-13 to £32.7 million, representing over two thirds of all the money spent on private sector renewal activity during 2012-13.
- The number of renewal areas in operation and the dwellings within these areas increased during 2012-13, however, overall expenditure in these areas decreased slightly to £33.6 million(r).
(r) Revised April 2014 following receipt of revised data from a local authority.
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