COVID-19



Scottish Government announces £50m funding to improve school attainment

Pupils living in Scotland’s most deprived communities will benefit from £50 million of targeted funding from the Attainment Scotland Fund to help close the poverty-related attainment gap.

Published 11 June 2020

New COVID recovery group agreed by Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire councillors have established a COVID-19 Recovery Group to support the local authority’s transition to recovery.

Published 11 June 2020

SFHA updates COVID-19 briefing on practical governance advice

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has updated its COVID-19 briefing for social landlords on practical governance advice.

Published 10 June 2020

North Glasgow community welcome an afternoon tea treat

ng homes has teamed up with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), Police Scotland and local community organisations to provide and deliver afternoon teas to elderly residents and those who are shielding in the North Glasgow community.

Published 10 June 2020

Blog: Housing and modern methods of construction post COVID-19

Now is the time to consider the role of Modern Methods of Construction in the future of the construction sector, says partner Ian Atkinson and solicitor Ryan Lavers at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

Published 10 June 2020

New advisory board to focus on equality, human rights and social justice

An expert advisory board is to be established to drive progress towards a fairer, more equal Scotland in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 10 June 2020

Bingo staff help homeless people in Glasgow

Staff at an East Glasgow Mecca Bingo branch have been supporting people in the city who are homeless by preparing hundreds of free meals.

Published 10 June 2020

Scottish Government 'unable to take forward' work on empty homes

The Scottish Government’s work to tackle empty homes has been put on hold due to “changed priorities” and the implications of the coronavirus crisis, housing minister Kevin Stewart has admitted.

Published 9 June 2020

Interactive maps offer breakdown of emergency community funding

The funding being given to support communities across Scotland affected by coronavirus is to be displayed on a new collection of digital maps.

Published 9 June 2020

Aberdeenshire Council reports rent arrears increase to £1.8m

Aberdeenshire Council has said that it is currently dealing with £1.8 million in rent arrears as the coronavirus pandemic hinders people's ability to pay their rent.

Published 9 June 2020

River Clyde Homes hails support from Cash for Kids during COVID-19

The River Clyde Homes Group (RCH Group) has been continuing its good work in the Inverclyde community thanks to grant money from Cash for Kids.

Published 9 June 2020

Home Fix Scotland unveils new fleet of vans

Home Fix Scotland is celebrating a significant milestone with the unveiling of its newly branded fleet.

Published 9 June 2020

MSPs launch inquiry into impact of coronavirus on 2021/22 budget

A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on the Scottish Government’s Budget for 2021/22 has been announced by Holyrood’s finance and constitution committee.

Published 9 June 2020

Scottish Government announces further support for small businesses

Small businesses which share properties but do not pay business rates are now eligible to apply for grants to help with the impact of COVID-19, the Scottish Government has announced. 

Published 9 June 2020

Charity warns of post-COVID ‘tsunami’ of personal debt

The COVID-19 pandemic is storing up a £6 billion debt crisis for millions of households across the UK which if left unchecked is set to worsen, according to debt charity StepChange.

Published 9 June 2020