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Big Energy Saving Network launches

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is welcoming applications for the 2015/16 Big Energy Saving Network (BESN).

Published 17 June 2015

Over a quarter of social housing tenants ‘miss out on savings’

Over a quarter (28 per cent) of social housing tenants are missing out on huge savings by using cash to pay for bills, goods and services, rather than direct debit, according to new research.

Published 17 June 2015

Credit unions bid for £4m development fund

A total of 69 credit unions, from across Britain and Northern Ireland, are bidding for funding from the Lloyds Banking Group Credit Union Development Fund.

Published 17 June 2015

Public urged to report empty homes as helpline launched

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has appealed to members of the public to report empty homes in their communities using a free national helpline.

Published 16 June 2015

Government minister opens new Viewpoint care facility

The Scottish Government minister for sport, health improvement and mental health has opened a new care facility for older people in Edinburgh.

Published 16 June 2015

Clacks Council teams up with Kingdom HA

Work has started on a new affordable housing project created through a partnership between Clackmannanshire Council and Kingdom Housing Association.

Published 16 June 2015

Ayrshire Housing launches 22-home development

Ayrshire Housing today announced the start of work on a new £2.5 million housing development in Ayr town centre.

Published 16 June 2015

Midlothian Council announces Tenants' Day date

Council house tenants have been invited to speak with Midlothian Council officials at its annual Tenants' Day on Friday 26 June.

Published 16 June 2015

Hebrides crofters win funds for community buy-out

Crofters on Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides are set to own their island after the Scottish Land Fund agreed to put forward £100,000 to complete the purchase.

Published 16 June 2015

River Clyde launches housing services smartphone app

River Clyde Homes residents can now report antisocial behaviour, bid for a new home or appeal for advice through an interactive smartphone app.

Published 16 June 2015

Scots private sector rents up nine per cent

A new tenant in Scotland is paying 9.2 per cent more on average than a year ago, according to new findings from the HomeLet Rental Index.

Published 16 June 2015

Housing association tenant’s ‘sympathy’ appeal against eviction refused

Tenants seeking to challenge court rulings granting eviction must have “cogent and compelling reasons” for suggesting that a sheriff’s judgment was wrong.

Published 15 June 2015

GWSF welcomes common sense approach on Freedom of Information

The Scottish Government’s intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations has been welcomed by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

Published 15 June 2015

Scottish Housing Regulator publishes summary outcomes of landlord risk assessment

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published a summary of the outcomes of its risk assessment of local authorities and registered social landlords (RSLs).

Published 15 June 2015

UK government to reject SNP’s full fiscal autonomy amendment

The UK government is to reject an amendment to the Scotland Bill which calls for full fiscal autonomy north of the border, the Scottish secretary has confirmed.

Published 15 June 2015