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Dundee City Council to buy mortgages in bid to tackle homelessness

Dundee City Council has given its unanimous approval for a new scheme that will see the council buy homes from tenants in financial difficulty.

Published 15 June 2015

Blog: Strengthening the voice of private tenants

Ellie Hutchinson, Private Renting Project Manager, introduces Shelter Scotland’s national private tenants forum. Running in four local areas, and supported by a national online presence, this forum aims to strengthen private tenants’ voices in policy formation.

Published 15 June 2015

400-home Stonehaven development plans dropped

Plans for a 400-home development on the edge of Stonehaven have been withdrawn by Stewart Milne Homes.

Published 15 June 2015

Scottish Government ‘shames’ Westminster on energy efficiency, says FMB

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has applauded Scotland’s trail blazing efforts to prioritise the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

Published 15 June 2015

Public Art: Castle Rock Edinvar

Art students brighten up Edinburgh

Published 15 June 2015

Kingdom provides advice for Fife tenants on Universal Credit changes

Over eighty Fife tenants have attended events in Dunfermline and Glenrothes to receive support and advice on the forthcoming implementation of Universal Credit.

Published 15 June 2015

Tenant and resident representatives out and about in Dumfries and Galloway

Members of Dumfries and Galloway’s Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations will be out and about in the area this week.

Published 15 June 2015

Lintel Trust Charity Golf Tournament raises over £7,000

Lintel Trust's 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place at Williamwood Golf Club in Glasgow on Friday 12 June.

Published 15 June 2015

Seven-day Universal Credit waiting period will cause ‘serious problems’

The UK government is to press ahead with proposals to introduce a seven-day waiting period before claimants are eligible for Universal Credit.

Published 12 June 2015

Regulator welcomes new Commission on Housing and Wellbeing report

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has welcomed the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing’s new report ‘A blueprint for Scotland’s future’.

Published 12 June 2015

Scottish Government urged to outline child poverty strategy

Charities have called on the Scottish Government to explain how it will use its pending new powers to improve benefits and cut poverty.

Published 12 June 2015

SNP submits full fiscal autonomy amendment to Scotland Bill

The SNP has submitted an amendment to the Scotland Bill that will allow the Scottish Parliament to introduce full fiscal autonomy.

Published 11 June 2015

UK government ‘must consider impact of austerity on housing crisis’

SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has called on the UK government to consider the ongoing impact of its austerity agenda on housing.

Published 11 June 2015

Work begins on new homes in Glasgow’s West End

Glasgow based construction company CCG has commenced the construction of 18 new build residential flats in the Park Area of the city’s West End.

Published 11 June 2015

Low carbon heat plans published by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has outlined its strategy to cut carbon in Scotland’s heat system.

Published 11 June 2015