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Government to make improving energy efficiency of Scotland’s homes a ‘National Infrastructure Priority’

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty will be at the heart of the Scottish Government’s efforts to tackle climate change as ministers announced a comprehensive new package of measures covering transport, environment and energy.

Published 10 June 2015

Regulator continues Wellhouse Housing Association intervention

The Scottish Housing Regulator has continued its statutory appointment of a manager to Wellhouse Housing Association.

Published 10 June 2015

Scottish Government signals infrastructure and housing planning reforms

The time is right for further improvements to the nation’s planning system, social justice secretary Alex Neil will underline at a planning conference in Edinburgh today.

Published 10 June 2015

£10m investment plan to improve East Lothian housing stock approved

East Lothian Council has approved a £10 million housing modernisation plan.

Published 10 June 2015

West Lothian Council makes private letting more accessible

West Lothian Council has increased the housing options available for local people with the re-launch of the new West Lothian Home Choice website.

Published 10 June 2015

Conservatives reveal ‘bedroom tax’ concerns

David Cameron’s former speech writer has urged the prime minister to axe the ‘bedroom tax’ after revealing concerns about the policy’s impact.

Published 10 June 2015

England: Council drops threat to fine rough sleepers

Hackney Council has amended an order that threatened rough sleepers with court action and fines of up to £1,000 following a campaign by homelessness groups and local people who said it risked criminalising vulnerable people.

Published 10 June 2015

Average house prices up by 35 per cent in ten years

The average house price in Scotland has increased by 35 per cent over the last decade, a new report has revealed.

Published 10 June 2015

Kingdom Housing Association supports Abernethy Fete

Kingdom Housing Association has thrown its support behind the Abernethy Fete, which is a very important fundraiser for the management committee of the village’s Williamson Hall.

Published 10 June 2015

Bield values volunteers in West Lothian

Housing and care provider Bield is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives.

Published 10 June 2015

Partick Housing Association celebrates 40th at West End Festival

Partick Housing Association staff joined in the festivities at the annual West End Festival Parade from the Botanic Gardens to Kelvingrove Park.

Published 10 June 2015

Orkney Housing Association unveils chief executive successor

Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has announced that Craig Spence has been selected to succeed Sally Inkster on her retirement as CEO of the association later this year, following a nationwide recruitment campaign.

Published 9 June 2015

Council chiefs urged to invest pension funds in affordable homes

Independent MSP John Finnie has written to the chief executives of the six Highlands and Islands local authorities, urging them to follow the lead of Falkirk Council and invest a portion of their pension fund in building social and affordable housing.

Published 9 June 2015

New Scotland Bill moves a step closer

Legislation to bring new devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament took a significant step forward yesterday as it passed its first parliamentary hurdle without a vote.

Published 9 June 2015

Scotland’s budget cut revised from £176.8m to £107m

Cuts to the Scottish budget this year will be £70 million less than previously estimated, the UK government has confirmed.

Published 9 June 2015