In-depth assessments: an advice note for members

In-depth assessments (IDAs) will assess associations’ businesses to ensure that they are complying with the economic standards. This advice note gives a brief overview of the IDA process, so that you know what to expect.

29 February 2016

IDAs were introduced in June 2015 by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). To help housing associations prepare for the assessment, this advice note provides:

  • steps that can be taken now
  • advice about what to do when the HCA notifies of an IDA
  • top tips from housing associations that have already experienced an IDA.

The note draws on the experience of the housing associations involved in the IDA pilot last year, as well as experience from staff at the HCA.