Achieving Efficiencies and Value for Money in Social Housing is a useful 100 page introduction and companion to the complex and important subject of how Value for Money and Efficiency is being delivered in all public services including social housing.
In both England and Scotland there are Housing Green papers that require social housing providers to become more efficient and achieve greater value for money in new build, improvements, management and maintenance. Housing Associations in England have been given targets to deliver new affordable housing at lower grant rates while in Scotland a new strategic and competitive approach is proposed. Efficiency targets have been increased in both England and Scotland. These matters are also relevant to social housing providers in Wales.
Most housing organisations are now developing value for money strategies and procurement strategies and are getting to grips with OJEU procurement processes. There is still, however, a great deal of confusion about Value for Money and Efficiency and some approaches have complicated what should be a simple issue. Furthermore, some front line staff still, have a limited understanding of Value for Money and Efficiency issues and how they contribute to this.
This book considers government requirements for achieving greater efficiency and value for money in social housing and examines approaches that are being taken by successful housing organisations.
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