Keith Geddes Keith Geddes discusses the Planning Bill and the potential for the community right to appeal being introduced and slowing up house building in Scotland even further.
Jon Sparkes Crisis CEO Jon Sparkes provides the latest update on the work of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group.
Dave Roberts With the new Treasury Management code due to be published shortly, accountant Dave Roberts outlines the reasons for the changes, what the key changes are likely to be and what RSLs need to do to ensure they comply.
Ashley Campbell Housing delivery, homelessness, standards and much more - as we enter 2018, CIH Scotland policy expert Ashley Campbell explores what to look out for.
Lisa Glass Shelter Scotland policy officer Lisa Glass looks at what the year ahead holds in store for housing in Scotland.
In the aftermath of calls for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor for the royal wedding, Sarah Johnsen and Jenny Wood from the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University highlight key conclusions from an international evid
Housing minister Kevin Stewart Housing minister Kevin Stewart on why the Scottish Government is giving both property factors and homeowners the opportunity to respond to its consultation on a draft revised Code of Conduct.
Archie Waters Archie Waters from The Dispute Centre provides a piece for the Scottish Alliance for People and Places about the potential role of mediation in the planning system.
Jon Sparkes Jon Sparkes highlights the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group’s progress on ending rough sleeping, transforming temporary accommodation, funding models and gives an update on measures to help more people this winter.
Blog: A new era of private renting in Scotland: introducing the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016
Heather Pearson Real estate expert Heather Pearson says reform in Scotland’s private rented sector will make renting a viable long-term housing option.
John Langley In order to meet its goal of delivering 50,000 new affordable homes by 2021, the Scottish Government urgently needs to encourage companies to invest in sustainable, affordable and efficient methods of housebuilding, writes John Langley.
Paul Motion and Muneeb Gill from BTO explore the implications of a draft order that will designate Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and RSL subsidiaries as “public authorities” for the purposes of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 from April 2019. Just like buses…
In a new blog for the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot-Watt University, Professor Glen Bramley reflects on the process of recommending a new definition of fuel poverty in Scotland. The Scottish Government recently announced a new consultation on a Fu
Laurie Macfarlane Laurie Macfarlane, the author of a paper which looks at how the public sector could intervene to improve the operation of the land market and increase the supply of land for new housing, discusses his findings.
The latest blog from the Scottish Cities Alliance has focussed on its work with the European Housing Partnership to deliver affordable housing. Scottish Cities Alliance continues to play an important role in the European Housing Partnership (EHP), which met recently over two days at the UN Palais de