Budget 2015

Housing benefit cut ‘could make 1,000 young Scots homeless’

As many as 1,000 young Scots will be forced into homelessness as a result of the “catastrophic” impact Tory welfare cuts could have on our most vulnerable 18 to 21-year-olds, Shelter Scotland has warned.

Published 27 July 2015

Budget 2015: Campaigners hit back as landlords hint at rent rises

Campaigners for rent controls have hit back at Scottish landlords who may be planning to raise rents in response to a reduction in the amount of tax relief for buy-to-let mortgages.

Published 9 July 2015

Budget 2015: Shelter Scotland issues youth homelessness warning

Housing charity Shelter Scotland has warned that new changes to housing benefit entitlement for 18-21 year olds could increase youth homelessness in the UK.

Published 9 July 2015

Budget 2015: New welfare changes as damaging as bedroom tax

The chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said new welfare changes could be as devastating to the sector as the bedroom tax.

Published 9 July 2015

Osborne to slow down UK welfare cuts

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to announce today that his planned £12 billion cuts to the UK's welfare budget will be spread over a longer period of time.

Published 8 July 2015