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England: Social housing sector ‘remains financially robust’

The social housing sector in England delivered a solid year of balance sheet growth, underpinned by a strong financial operating performance according to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Published 17 February 2016

Bield backs benefits of downsizing for older people

The property industry should start focusing less on starter homes and more on the merits of downsizing for Scotland’s older people, according to Bield.

Published 17 February 2016

Councils embrace spend-to-save LED street lighting initiative

Scotland’s councils are to invest a further £56 million in energy saving LED street lighting over the next 12 months which will help reduce their energy consumption by over 50 per cent.

Published 17 February 2016

Affordable homes shortage risks ‘generational gulf’ of housing haves and have-nots

Scotland risks creating a ‘generational gulf’ between the housing haves and have-nots unless there is a step-change in the supply of affordable housing, Shelter Scotland has warned today.

Published 16 February 2016

March of ‘generation rent’ to continue as further PRS growth predicted

Scotland’s ‘generation rent’ is expected to continue throughout the next decade as the country is predicted to be one of UK’s fastest growing private rental markets.

Published 16 February 2016

EDF extends operating life at East Lothian nuclear plant

The Torness nuclear power station in East Lothian which produces enough power for two million homes is to remain operational for at least an extra seven years, operator EDF has announced.

Published 16 February 2016

England: Supported housing units cancelled or delayed due to LHA cap

Housing associations in England have delayed or cancelled plans to build new sheltered accommodation units due to proposed cuts to housing benefit.

Published 16 February 2016

Blog: Why homes must be at the heart of the debate

With less than 100 days until the Holyrood Election on May 6 there is a critical, albeit small, window of opportunity to influence the nation’s politicians and the political debate, writes Fiona King, campaigns & public affairs manager at Shelter Scotland.

Published 16 February 2016

Plans unveiled for over 100 homes in Aberlady

Proposals have been put forward by Cruden Homes to deliver 105 homes at Aberlady.

Published 16 February 2016

GHA helps pupils learn about housing and their community

School pupils in Glasgow are learning about housing and helping out their community at the same time thanks to GHA.

Published 16 February 2016

Maryhill Housing Association provides double cash boost for furniture project

A community organisation which helps people on low incomes obtain furniture has received a double cash boost from Maryhill Housing Association.

Published 16 February 2016

ANCHO lends support to Ayrshire basketball team

ANCHO has donated a number of basketballs to the young members of Ayrshire Tornadoes Basketball Club.

Published 16 February 2016

Glasgow to host 2016 Homeless World Cup

The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday.

Published 16 February 2016

North East associations urge parties to address desperate need for affordable homes

Housing associations in the North East of Scotland are pressing the next Holyrood government to build more affordable homes to help rebuild the regional and national economies.

Published 15 February 2016

Anne Jarvie reappointed to Scottish Housing Regulator board

Minister for housing and welfare, Margaret Burgess, has announced the reappointment of Anne Jarvie to the Scottish Housing Regulator board.

Published 15 February 2016