7N Architects has submitted a planning application for Phase 5 of the Edmonstone masterplan, delivering 176 new homes and complementary small commercial space within the unique setting of Edmonstone Woods.
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Finance secretary Kate Forbes has welcomed the short term action announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to mitigate the current cost of living crisis that in part is being driven by the unprecedented rise in energy prices but warned more support is needed for households and businesses as the c
Household energy bills are expected to rise even further in the autumn to an average of £2,800 a year, Ofgem’s chief executive told MPs yesterday.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for urgent action from both the Scottish and UK governments to prevent worsening levels of fuel poverty amongst social housing tenants after it revealed that its members have reported a worrying increase in tenant fuel debt and
Energy regulator Ofgem is looking to update the price cap on energy bills every three months instead of twice a year to help households see the benefit of price falls much sooner. The watchdog will publish a ‘minded-to’ consultation into the proposal.
Simon Community Scotland (SCS) has teamed up with tech consultancy AND Digital to provide easy-to-access evidence-based harm reduction support, advice and resources to people using the charity’s services, through their first ever digital app called ‘By My Side.’
Scotland’s youth homelessness charity Rock Trust is teaming up with a team of Scottish writers with the launch of a new book. ‘All the Way Home’ is a new anthology featuring original pieces by iconic Scottish writers such as Val McDermid, Scabby Queen author Kirstin Innes, and Jame
A total of 401 people came through the doors of Glasgow City Mission’s Overnight Welcome (OWC), which ran from 1 December 2021 until 31 March 2022, new figures have revealed.
Ahead of Scotland's Housing Festival next week, Dr Lígia Teixeira from the Centre for Homelessness Impact discusses the Scottish Government’s strategy to end homelessness. By abolishing priority need in 2012, and adopting a policy of rapid rehousing by default, the Scottish Governm
Nearly one-third of private landlords who evicted tenants in order to sell the property had failed to sell the home more than a year later, according to new research from Generation Rent into Scottish tenancy reforms.
Professor Ken Gibb and Professor Alex Marsh have published a new briefing paper that provides examples of the range of contemporary international rent control or rent regulation practice as operated in the private rented sector (PRS), highlighting a small number of European examples in a little
Reforming Scotland’s rented sector is a vital way to tackle the cost of living crisis, net zero buildings minister Patrick Harvie has said, calling for greater collaboration to support people in hardship. Speaking ahead of the CIH Scotland's Housing Festival today, Mr Harvie outlined reforms i
A Victorian industrial building near Speirs Wharf could be demolished to make way for build-to-rent flats, under newly lodged plans.
A resurgence in demand for urban homes across Scotland has pushed rents to record highs, according to the latest report from letting specialist Citylets.
The roll-out of new devolved social security benefits is going well but there is still a lot to be delivered, according to the latest report from the Auditor General. New and complex social security benefits such as the Scottish Child Payment have been launched despite the challenges of the pandemic
More than £3.25 million has been issued in disability payments to children and young people since the launch of the Child Disability Payment. It is estimated that as of 31 March 2022 a total of 3,050 children and young people were in receipt of the payment.
New research from Action for Children paints a sobering picture of the impact of the £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit on some of the UK’s poorest families amidst the soaring cost of living crisis.
Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced by the Scottish Government as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. The change will be introduced later this year when Scottish Child Payment is extended to un