Woking Council risks being unable to meet new consumer standards due to budget constraints


The council’s preliminary 2023/24 financial results show its Housing Revenue Account reserves have fallen to £0.6m

Woking Borough Council has identified a risk that its housing stock may not meet the Regulator of Social Housing’s updated consumer standards, citing budget pressures.

The council has said that some of the properties’ issues include not meeting the decent homes standard due to “a lack of historic investment”, using B&Bs for homeless people for over six weeks and outstanding fire safety actions.

Woking Council owns 3,370 homes, including shared ownership and temporary accommodation.

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