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Moray Council to maintain council tax freeze in face of government sanctions

Moray Council has dropped plans to put up council tax by 18 per cent after local authorities were told they could face sanctions if they did not agree to the Scottish Government's freeze.

Published 2 February 2016

New Homes for Scotland boss sets out plan of action for tackling housing crisis

Assuming the position of chief executive of home building industry body Homes for Scotland today, Nicola Barclay has set out the plan of action she has identified as necessary for tackling the country’s housing crisis which sees 160,000 on waiting lists and many others struggling to access the home of their choice.

Published 1 February 2016

Statutory manager to remain at Wellhouse to ‘consolidate recent progress’

The Scottish Housing Regulator is to continue its statutory appointment of a manager to support Wellhouse Housing Association complete its governance and financial improvement plan and consolidate recent progress.

Published 1 February 2016

Relationships ‘at a new low’ as councils reject Local Government Finance Settlement

A vote by Scotland’s local authorities to reject the package of measures put forward for Scottish local government takes relationships to a new low, according to Fife Council.

Published 1 February 2016

Reform Scotland proposes alternative benefits plan to remove ‘welfare trap’

The current work-related benefits system should be replaced with a new basic income guarantee to ensure work always pays, according to Reform Scotland.

Published 1 February 2016

UK government accused of failing landlords as new immigration policy goes live across England

Over ninety per cent of landlords have received no information from the UK government on their new legal duty to check the immigration status of their tenants.

Published 1 February 2016

East Lothian Housing Association launches series of digital services for tenants

East Lothian Housing Association (ELHA) has re-launched its website to include a range of revolutionary new services allowing tenants to manage their own housing affairs digitally.

Published 1 February 2016

GHA tenants asked for views on Gallowgate regeneration plans

Tenants in Glasgow are helping to shape the next stage of the regeneration of the Gallowgate.

Published 1 February 2016

Tigh Grian welcomes affordable housing subsidy increase

Developer and champion of energy efficient volumetric housing Tigh Grian has welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement to increase subsidy levels for new-supply affordable housing.

Published 1 February 2016

Scotland’s demand for electricity on the rise

Scotland has the highest electricity use per household of any region in the UK following the first rise in demand for nine years.

Published 1 February 2016

100 year old celebrates milestone birthday after best move of her life

Ann Docherty, a resident at Castlebank Gardens housing with care development in Glasgow has celebrated her milestone 100th birthday surrounded by friends after making what she has described as the best move of her life.

Published 1 February 2016

Ayr Housing Aid Centre

Today the Homeless Spotlight falls on Ayr Housing Aid Centre, a local charity which has operated in South Ayrshire since 1987 with the primary aim and objective to provide services to homeless, those threatened with homelessness and those in housing need.

Published 1 February 2016

Agreement signed to deliver 16,000 new affordable homes in Edinburgh over next decade

Edinburgh is set for a major housing boost after the council’s ambitious plan to build thousands of new homes was matched by six partner housing associations.

Published 29 January 2016

Additional homes supplement legislation published to help first time buyers

Homeowners buying a second home or buy-to-let property will have to pay an additional supplement under new legislation which aims to give first time buyers “the greatest possible chance to get a foot on the property ladder”.

Published 29 January 2016

Govanhill landlords targeted over 'below tolerable standard' homes

Landlords of 13 properties in Govanhill deemed to be “below tolerable standard” have been given an “unprecedented” ultimatum to improve the homes or face action by Glasgow City Council.

Published 29 January 2016