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Edinburgh Council to consider 2,000 job cuts amid budget shortfall

As many as 2,000 jobs could be lost at the City of Edinburgh Council as the authority considers a number of proposals to address a £126 million budget shortfall over the next four years.

Published 18 September 2015

Major energy work to transform Melville homes in Forth

Melville Housing Association customers in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth should see significant savings on their heating bills, following the announcement of a major energy efficiency project that will start this autumn.

Published 18 September 2015

Panel revealed for independent planning review

The members of an independent panel set up to carry out a “game-changing review” of Scotland’s planning system have been announced by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 18 September 2015

England: Only one in ten council homes sold off under Right to Buy being replaced

The UK government’s pledge that a new home would be built to replace every one sold under its Right to Buy policy has fallen dramatically short, new figures have revealed.

Published 18 September 2015

All Scottish councils pledge to welcome refugees from Syria

Scotland's 32 local authorities have agreed to welcome refugees as part of the nation’s efforts to tackle to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Published 18 September 2015

Scotland’s housing sector to celebrate excellence

The vital work that housing professionals and organisations carry out is to be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Published 18 September 2015

Barrhead Housing Association holds successful AGM

Barrhead Housing Association held its 29th Annual General Meeting this week at the Barrhead Foundry.

Published 18 September 2015

Blog: CDM2015 and its implications for the homeowner

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into force on 6th April 2015 and has implications for anyone organising work on their home.

Published 18 September 2015

Approval granted for 177 new homes in Pennywell

Planning approval has been granted for the development of a further 177 houses and apartments in Pennywell, north west Edinburgh.

Published 17 September 2015

Minister praises Fife project for helping young unemployed into work

Annabelle Ewing, minister for youth & women’s employment, visited Kingdom Housing Association to learn about the success of Fife Works Employability Projects which have been supported by the Scottish Government to help hundreds of young Fife unemployed to find work by providing job-seeking support and training.

Published 17 September 2015

Scottish landlords take tax case to Treasury

Scottish landlords met with senior UK government officials in London yesterday to urge them to rethink planned tax changes for private landlords.

Published 17 September 2015

Third time lucky for Inverurie hostel plans

Revised plans to transform part of Inverurie Loco Works into a hostel have been narrowly approved by councillors.

Published 17 September 2015

Scottish Government could refuse to recommend Scotland Bill

The Scottish Government is threatening to block the Scotland Bill unless improvements are made to give “flexibility and fairness” over new powers devolved to Holyrood.

Published 17 September 2015

Scottish construction employment rises 5 per cent

Employment in the Scottish construction industry increased by 9,000 to 176,000 during the three month period to June 2015, new figures have shown.

Published 17 September 2015

Volunteer project to help lonely and isolated older people celebrates its third birthday

A social enterprise run by LinkLiving Ltd is celebrating three years of successfully supporting older people affected by social isolation in West Fife.

Published 17 September 2015