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As mainland Scotland entered the third coronavirus lockdown under national guidelines, the housing market braced itself for another slowdown following attempts to catch up due to the four-month shut down which commenced in March 2020. To restart the housing market, encourage vendors to increase thei

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In this guest blog for CIH Scotland, Katy Syme talks about how Changeworks is supporting the housing sector to deliver on challenging targets and juggle competing priorities. Changeworks is Scotland’s leading environmental charity delivering solutions for low carbon living – a trusted ex

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As the new year gets underway the Everyone Home Collective of organisations in Scotland concerned about homelessness has called on community groups and local decision-making structures to look out for the ‘red flags’ that might help prevent homelessness before it starts. Martin Gavin, he

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In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law. Everyone at Homeless Action is delighted to see the eviction ban

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Real estate can lead the way in shaping how we want to live and work in the post-pandemic future, write Janette Speed, head of real estate and head of office in Scotland at law firm Shoosmiths. According to a recent survey, post-Brexit Britain is considered a prime real estate proposition by investo

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Communities secretary Aileen Campbell outlines how the Scottish Government is improving housing outcomes for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. The Scottish Government is clear that domestic abuse is completely unacceptable and that all women should be able to access support which

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In an exclusive feature for Scottish Housing News, Stephen Tucker, Glasgow-based partner at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, outlines his strong opposition to the Scottish Government’s consultation on removing the presumption in favour of sustainable development. Over

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The minister for local government, housing and planning Kevin Stewart and chief planner John McNairney have written to stakeholders about progress and next steps for major planning workstreams including NPF4, Scottish Planning Policy, Scotland's Digital Strategy for Planning, Permitted Development R

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Caroline Gillespie considers proposed additional powers to tackle domestic abuse and recent statistics on charges for, and prosecution of, domestic abuse. Scotland’s police, courts and social landlords may soon be given additional powers to protect victims of domestic abuse. The Domestic Abuse

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Shawfair LLP director Nick Waugh on the importance of community engagement when building a new town. This year has taught us many things – most of them character-forming as my mother was fond of saying - but one genuinely good thing to have emerged from this pandemic is the curative power

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In a guest blog for the Edinburgh Poverty Commission, Professor Glen Bramley from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research at Heriot-Watt University, writes that there is no pathway to ending poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness c

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hub West Scotland's chief executive Iain Marley discusses the launch of this year's Winter Warmer appeal. Last week hub West Scotland launched its annual Winter Warmer Appeal for new warm clothing for children living in poverty. As Christmas approaches, and particularly on the first day of

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