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England: Brownfield developments to win automatic planning permission

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced new plans to automatically grant planning permission for housing on many brownfield sites.

Published 10 July 2015

Budget 2015: Campaigners hit back as landlords hint at rent rises

Campaigners for rent controls have hit back at Scottish landlords who may be planning to raise rents in response to a reduction in the amount of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgages.

Published 9 July 2015

First Minister visits Dunedin Canmore digital inclusion class

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was welcomed by tenants and staff at Dunedin Canmore this week as she saw for herself how a digital inclusion project is increasing job prospects for local people.

Published 9 July 2015

Public Art – West of Scotland Housing Association

Feline Good in Fernhill

Published 9 July 2015

Budget 2015: Shelter Scotland issues youth homelessness warning

Housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned that new changes to housing benefit entitlement for 18-21 year olds could increase youth homelessness in the UK.

Published 9 July 2015

Thenue initiative in Cranhill to promote eco goals

A local initiative led by housing provider Thenue Housing is encouraging people in Cranhill, Glasgow to grow their own food and become more energy-efficient.

Published 9 July 2015

Caledonia Housing Association wins business accolade

Caledonia Housing Association has celebrated the receipt of the Committed to Excellence award at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence.

Published 9 July 2015

Budget 2015: New welfare changes as damaging as bedroom tax

The chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said new welfare changes could be as devastating to the sector as the bedroom tax.

Published 9 July 2015

England: Rent reduction to set back affordable housebuilding

The UK government's commitment to 1 per cent annual rent reductions in the social rented sector will negatively affect affordable housebuilding, according to independent analysis.

Published 9 July 2015

Angus Housing Association rent arrears at record low

Angus Housing Association has set a record low for its rent arrears, with only 1.82 per cent of current tenants' rent uncollected as at 31 March 2015.

Published 8 July 2015

Osborne to slow down UK welfare cuts

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to announce today that his planned £12 billion cuts to the UK's welfare budget will be spread over a longer period of time.

Published 8 July 2015

New Kingdom housing project for Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy is to benefit from a new project by Kingdom Housing Association which will see the construction of 15 new affordable, energy-efficient homes at a cost of £1.5 million.

Published 8 July 2015

New appointment: Director of Housing and Property Services — Viewpoint

Edinburgh-based Viewpoint Housing Association has appointed Helen Barclay as its new Director of Housing and Property Services.

Published 8 July 2015

Sheratan to propose 680-home Edinburgh development

Developer Sheratan Ltd has put forward proposals for a new housing development, primary school and parkland at Edmonstone Estate at Little France in Edinburgh.

Published 8 July 2015

Fairer Fife Commission looks at life courses and transitions

The Fairer Fife Commission met for the fourth time yesterday to discuss the best way to break the cycle of poverty in Fife.

Published 8 July 2015