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Borders Care & Repair Service wins prestigious national award

A care & repair service managed by Eildon Housing Association in partnership with Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has scooped a top national award.

Published 16 December 2015

Staff awards presented at DGHP event

Staff from Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) have been praised for their achievements at an annual awards ceremony in Dumfries.

Published 16 December 2015

Clydebank Housing Association simplifies housing application process

Clydebank Housing Association (CHA) has launch the latest edition of its online Housing Application form which promises to help get tenants on the waiting list for CHA’s 1,000 homes in central and east Clydebank even sooner.

Published 16 December 2015

‘Unacceptable’ new fuel poverty figures spark Budget warm homes call

The Scottish Government’s draft budget must show significant investment in energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority to end the scourge of cold, leaky homes, according to a number of organisations.

Published 15 December 2015

Regulator updates recommended practice for business planning

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a refreshed version of its Recommended Practice on Business Planning for RSLs.

Published 15 December 2015

Scottish Futures Trust helps deliver 3,000 affordable homes

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) has helped secure the delivery of 3,000 affordable homes for rent, according to new figures.

Published 15 December 2015

UK cuts will leave poorest Scots ’more than £800 a year’ worse off

Spending reductions and benefit cuts imposed by the UK government could make Scotland's poorest families more than £800 a year worse, a think-tank has warned.

Published 15 December 2015

River Clyde Homes proposes to limit rent increase to 0.7 per cent

River Clyde Homes is asking customers to support proposals to restrict next year’s rent charge increases to the rate of inflation.

Published 15 December 2015

Homes for Scotland launches revamped awards scheme

Industry body Homes for Scotland has opened up entries for its “refreshed and refocused” 2016 awards scheme, designed to showcase the sector’s achievements in building homes that meet a diverse range of needs and aspirations.

Published 15 December 2015

Bellway predicts record year as profits and completions jump

Housebuilder Bellway has forecasted a record increase in margins following an “excellent start” to the current financial year.

Published 15 December 2015

FCA calls for views on social investments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is calling for contributions on how regulation is working in relation to the social investment market.

Published 15 December 2015

Cross-party tax commission publishes local taxation report

The Commission on Local Tax Reform has published a new report recommending the abolition and replacement of the current council tax system.

Published 15 December 2015

Blog: ‘An opportunity that must not be missed’ – council tax reform in Scotland and beyond

Scotland’s Commission on Local Tax Reform has released its report – recommending the abolition and replacement of the current council tax system. Few would argue that council tax in its current form is particularly sensible or fair, so what happens next ahead of Scotland’s May elections should be of interest far beyond Holyrood.

Published 15 December 2015

Bield aims to hit high note with volunteer befriender in Dunbar

Bield has launched an appeal to find a friendly and enthusiastic volunteer for its Southfield Court Retirement Housing Development in Dunbar to assist a tenant’s wish to get more involved with the local musical community.

Published 15 December 2015

Campaigners gift-wrap house to highlight rising number of homeless children

Housing campaigners gift-wrapped a full-size affordable home in a bid to raise awareness of the plight of homeless children in Scotland this Christmas.

Published 14 December 2015