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Housing minister Kevin Stewart visits Queens Cross Housing Association tenant Brony as the Scottish Government accepts recommendations to transform temporary accommodation for homeless people Recommendations to transform temporary accommodation, including getting the right support in place from day

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The joint COSLA and Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) is once again open for applications. Delivered in partnership with the Scottish Government, the fund supports locally developed regeneration projects that involve local communities, help to support and create jobs and bui

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Funding of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the All Energy conference in Glasgow, the First Minister launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, which outlines action to ensure

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The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has highlighted a number of difficulties surrounding plans to install sprinklers into all social housing residences and instead called for a holistic approach to be taken to fire safety. A consultation on a potential private members bill from High

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New recommendations to ensure the commitment to eradicate rough sleeping in Scotland have been accepted in principle by the Scottish Government. Set out by the government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, the full recommendations cover actions to prevent rough sleeping; empower front

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Scotland’s councils have pledged to full press the Scottish Government to make sure that additional resources for local government are built into future budgets. Ministers announced an end to the public workers' pay cap as part of their 2018/19 tax and spending plans. The budget deal means pay ris

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Scotland’s local authorities continue to perform well for their communities in terms of service delivery despite a sharp reduction in their finances, according to a new report. Data contained in the Local Government Benchmarking Framework published by the Improvement Service, has found that counci

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Councils in Scotland are failing in their legal obligation to accommodation for people who are at risk of homelessness with many people being unlawfully turned away, according to an investigation by BBC Scotland. People applying for homelessness status are entitled to temporary accommodation while a

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Derek Mackay Extra money to insulate homes and a real terms increase in revenue investment for local authorities were amongst the amendments made to the Scottish budget yesterday as finance secretary Derek Mackay reached an agreement that will see the financial plan passed at all stages by the Scott

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A new strategy has been developed with the help of more than 700 asylum seekers and refugees to help them settle into communities across Scotland. The main aims on the New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy, which has been endorsed by the United Nations Refugee Agency, are to provide education, hous

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Legislation to set up a Scottish social security agency passed its first hurdle at the Scottish Parliament yesterday as MSPs unanimously agreed the general principles of the Social Security (Scotland) Bill. During the debate, cross party consensus was given for an additional principle in the Bill re

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Scotland’s local authorities have been praised for their work to provide a safe home for refugee families as the country marked the arrival of the 2000th refugee through the Syrian Resettlement Programme, three years ahead of schedule. Supported by COSLA, Scottish councils have met their goal to r

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