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England: Coalition’s housing record ‘breaches human rights’

The UK government has breached British citizens’ human rights by failing in its obligations to promote access to safe and affordable housing, according to a report to be submitted to the United Nations (UN).

Published 1 May 2015

Blackwood staff to walk 54 miles in 24hrs for charity

Staff at housing and care provider Blackwood are embarking on a new adventure this spring in order to raise money for a fantastic cause.

Published 1 May 2015

Scotland's population reaches record levels

Scotland’s population reached its highest ever total in 2014, new statistics have shown.

Published 1 May 2015

Scottish landlords enjoy highest rental profits ever recorded

Annual rental returns in Scotland have risen to the highest ever recorded, according to the latest data.

Published 30 April 2015

Civil society groups demand ethical public procurement

New public procurement rules in Scotland should help tackle tax dodging, blacklisting and climate change, according to a coalition of civil society coalitions.

Published 30 April 2015

Social housing rents campaign gathers pace

Abertay Housing Association is one of 24 UK organisations to have signed up for a new social housing rents campaign, launched to deliver vital time and cost savings for housing providers.

Published 30 April 2015

Foundations laid for new homes in Lerwick

Building work has begun on two new Hjaltland Housing Association (HHA) projects in Lerwick which when complete will accommodate 55 tenants.

Published 30 April 2015

Fife Council approves first Empty Homes loan application

Fife Council has approved the first successful loan from the ‘Empty Homes Loan Scheme’, a scheme available to owners of long-term empty homes with properties that require extensive repairs to bring them up to a lettable standard.

Published 30 April 2015

Maybole housing development nominated for another award

Ayrshire Housing’s Burns Wynd, Maybole development is one of only two Scottish housing association projects to be shortlisted in the prestigious annual RIAS and RIBA awards.

Published 30 April 2015

Inverclyde Common Housing Register to review Allocations Policy

The Inverclyde Common Housing Register (ICHR) is reviewing its Allocations Policy and would like to hear the views of customers in relation to the draft policy and feedback on the proposed changes.

Published 30 April 2015

Aberdeenshire Council to decide on retrospective Gypsy/Traveller site applications

Aberdeenshire Council will be asked to decide on two retrospective planning applications relating to an unauthorised Gypsy/Traveller site near St Cyrus today.

Published 30 April 2015

Lady Provost marks major makeover for Edinburgh hostel

Edinburgh’s Lady Provost met with young tenants of the Four Square Stopover to celebrate the Grove Street hostel’s £60,000 makeover.

Published 30 April 2015

Advertorial: PWS proves the perfect choice for Deans Engineering

Grey foiled PVC-U windows are a key element in a stylish renovation of a disused bakery building in Glasgow carried out by civil engineering and ground works specialists Deans Engineering.

Published 30 April 2015

Universal Credit and rent controls dominate Dundee West hustings

Representatives from five of the General Election candidates for the Dundee West constituency came together last night to debate social housing and devolution last night in a hustings organised by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and co-hosted by Angus Housing Association.

Published 29 April 2015

Regulator publishes Charter key findings report for tenants

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a new summary report for tenants on the key findings of its first National Report on the Scottish Social Housing Charter.

Published 29 April 2015