The creation of a £1.3 billion well-connected, sustainable new coastal town at Granton Waterfront in Edinburgh has reached its next major milestone as the City of Edinburgh Council appointed Cruden Group to take forward the first phase of redevelopment.
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Plans for nearly £3 million of investment in initiatives to support people in Dundee and enhance the city have been approved by Dundee City Council. Almost £1.7m is being targeted at tackling social inequalities.
An independent panel has been established to advise ministers on the steps needed to ensure the costs of making homes climate-friendly can be spread in a way that’s just and fair for everyone. Made up of experts from economics, fuel poverty and strategic planning, it will meet for the fir
Household energy bills face another increase to cover the costs of the suppliers which went bust in the last year, it will be reported today. It will cost households a combined £2.7billion to cover the transfer of 2.4million customers to a new supplier – around £94 each – acc
Construction, development and property services company the Wates Group has launched a new brand which it said will signal its commitment to net zero carbon and support those facing fuel poverty from unprecedented rising energy costs. The launch of Wates Retrofit comes two years after Wates Living S
Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to adopt a new technology-led approach to tackling homelessness. The council has partnered with an online fundraising platform and social enterprise, Beam, which helps homeless people and council tenants at risk of homelessness t
Aberdeen Cyrenians has celebrated the recognition of its work after being honoured by the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.
Investment in social housing targets poverty, homelessness, net-zero and education and employment, argues Homeless Action Scotland (HAS) CEO Gavin Yates. The Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review has been well picked over. Launched on June 1, it attempted to square the circle of keepi
Simon Community Scotland's Megan Thomson details the sad loss of someone the charity's Intensive Outreach Support Team had been supporting for more than 10 years. We are always looking for good news stories and good outcomes to highlight the amazing work we do. Sadly today was not the day for t
Edinburgh family business At Home In Edinburgh is celebrating after being named Residential Lettings Team of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards, which recognise excellence in the Scottish housing and house-building industry. This is the first time that At Home in Edinburgh’s small team of ju
The Highland Council has agreed to apply to Scottish Ministers to designate Ward 20 (Badenoch and Strathspey) as a Short-Term Let Control Area.
The Coronavirus Recovery and Reform Bill will strengthen the rights of tenants and make it harder for landlords to evict tenants, according to the Scottish Greens.
Property factoring specialist Newton Property Management recorded a 9% increase in revenue in 2021, and is set to grow headcount and strengthen its leadership team in 2022. Posting revenue of £3.78 million (2020: £3.45m), the firm founded in 2001 by chairman Stephen O’Neill now man
Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, is calling for greater emergency protections for tenants as MSPs prepare to debate a rent freeze amendment in Parliament this afternoon.
A record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low-income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children, a new report on child poverty has revealed. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published yesterday, shows that all of
As the cost of living crisis deepens, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging people to check what social security benefits and other funds they are entitled to but not currently receiving. One Musselburgh pensioner, Helen Simpson, has revealed she didn’t know she was entitled to Pension
People living in Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire can now apply for the Adult Disability Payment. The new Scottish Government benefit replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age, who are
More than eight million households across the UK will get a cash payment from July to ease the cost of living pressures, as work and pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey set out detailed plans today.
A guaranteed annual winter heating benefit of £50 will be paid for the first time in February 2023 to around 400,000 low income households.