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Perth and Kinross agrees budget to tackle inequalities

Perth & Kinross Council has agreed a final budget for 2016/17 which signals investment of over £12.5 million to protect vulnerable people, work with communities and build upon the area's reputation as a destination for world class events.

Published 15 February 2016

Fuel poverty initiatives named amongst engineering projects of the future

A project to develop Scandinavian-style urban district heating networks in Scotland and another to make all of the country’s buildings warm, healthy and affordable to heat have been named on a shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond.

Published 15 February 2016

Maryhill Housing Association gains Best Companies accreditation

Maryhill Housing Association has been given a ringing endorsement on how it engages its employees and supports them to excel after business improvement organisation Best Companies accredited the Association with 'One To Watch' status.

Published 15 February 2016

CCG begins work on Leith Fort affordable homes

Work has started on a new affordable housing project located in Leith.

Published 15 February 2016

West Lothian Council nominated for two housing awards

West Lothian Council has been shortlisted in two categories for the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 15 February 2016

Bield’s Bearsden development builds on its success

A new housing development in Bearsden has been shortlisted for another top property award after being named Senior Living Development of the Year in 2015.

Published 15 February 2016

New £2.5m fund for enterprising community regeneration projects

More than 40 community organisations that are transforming disused properties and setting up enterprises in their areas are to receive a share of a £2.5 million fund.

Published 15 February 2016

Regulator intervenes to address serious weaknesses at Ferguslie Park

The Scottish Housing Regulator has used its statutory powers to appoint a manager to Ferguslie Park Housing Association and to make three statutory appointments to its governing body.

Published 12 February 2016

Holyrood committee support for additional homes tax

Legislation that would levy a supplement on the purchase of additional residential properties has been given the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s finance committee.

Published 12 February 2016

Tenancy bill amendments ‘will have negative effect’ on rural housing supply

New amendments to the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill have the potential to create significant problems for the provision of rural homes, Scottish Land & Estates has said.

Published 12 February 2016

Aberdeenshire approves £60m housing spend in 2016/17 budget

A total of £60 million is to be invested into housing in Aberdeenshire as councillors agreed its budgets for the year ahead.

Published 12 February 2016

East Lothian home modernisation programme receives £112m budget boost

More than £112 million is to be invested in East Lothian Council’s housing modernisation programme over the next five years as well as an increase of new affordable housing across the county, it was announced this week.

Published 12 February 2016

Thenue taken to court by homeowner over fuel bills

A woman who owned a property within a block of flats which was demolished ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games has taken Thenue Housing Association to court over the cost of fuel bills.

Published 12 February 2016

Dundee City Council to lose 200 jobs

Dundee City Council has announced that 200 posts will go as part of plans to save £25 million across the next two years.

Published 12 February 2016

Scottish Borders approves tax increase to tackle empty homes

Scottish Borders Council has approved measures to increase the council tax paid on properties that have been empty for two or more years in an effort to bring hundreds derelict homes back into use.

Published 12 February 2016