Launching the Sharing Lives, Sharing Spaces project A new initiative promoting engagement with the Chinese community in a north Glasgow neighbourhood has been launched by Queens Cross Housing Association.
David Mundell The Scottish Government will have the power to reverse cuts to working tax credits in Scotland as early as 2017, according to a senior Whitehall source.
New affordable homes could be built in the centre of Fort William after the Highland Council agreed a deal to buy surplus land from Tesco. The local authority purchased a site surplus to the supermarket’s requirements in Fort William for £2 million to make provision for a new hospital for NHS Hig
Nick Pollard Kingdom Housing Association Limited has signed a two year agreement for the management of its commercial and office utility services, electricity, gas and water across its sites with Business Cost Consultants Limited of Glasgow (BCC).
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has welcomed a new report which calls for 12,000 new affordable homes each year in Scotland. The research, launched yesterday by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH Scotland, is the fir
David Mundell The Scottish Government is to receive an extra £500 million as a result of UK government plans to boost infrastructure funding, Scottish secretary David Mundell confirmed yesterday.
David Orr The majority of housing associations in England have voted in favour of making a voluntary deal with the UK government to extend its Right to Buy policy.
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Thomas Ashdown As the Scottish Government presses ahead with proposals for rent controls and details of the Private Tenancies Bill are expected to be published this week, average rents in the country have started to head south, according to new figures.
One of the UK’s largest landlords has conducted research which it claims will allow housing providers to build homes for ‘Generation Rent’ without any government grant. Hosting at the housing fringe at the Conservative party conference in Manchester yesterday, Home Group launched its ‘Flexib
A target which aims to get renewable energy into community or local ownership has been met five years early. An estimated 508 megawatts (MW) of community and locally owned capacity is now operational in Scotland which exceeds the 500MW target by 2020.
Alex Burns Alex Burns is Blackwood’s new housing officer for the East Region and will provide support to tenants throughout areas such as Edinburgh, Livingston, Peebles and Penicuik.
Bield is looking for a social activity co-ordinator in West Lothian to organise and run events and encourage tenants to become involved with group activities including bingo, dominoes or quizzes. The “super organised” volunteer will help to facilitate an Inter-Scheme Challenge throughout several
(from left) Mary Taylor (chief executive of SFHA), Graeme Brown (director of Shelter Scotland) and Annie Mauger (executive director of the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland) The level of need for affordable housing in Scotland is double what is currently being delivered, according to a new
The allocations policy used by three of the biggest social housing landlords in Perth and Kinross is being updated.