The construction and housebuilding industry is struggling with mixed messages today regarding whether building sites should close or remain open following the latest restrictions on public movement. A number of construction companies have announced the closure sites from today but the Fede
The UK Government has ordered public sector buyers to follow the lead of Kingdom Housing Association and pay suppliers straight away to protect the health of supply chains during the coronavirus outbreak.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to ensure the Local Housing Allowance is guaranteed to cover at least 30% of market rents in a claimant’s area has been welcomed by Shelter Scotland. The announcement came in last week’s package of support for workers in which it was also revealed
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has created a series of briefings to help housing associations and co-operatives through the coronavirus crisis. Based on feedback from its members, the briefing notes will be published over the coming days and will cover:
Ypeople CEO Janet Haugh gives an update on the charity’s continuing work. The world is currently facing a pandemic, the scale of which has not been seen in our lifetime. COVID-19 is causing us to adapt and rapidly change not only our services, but our lives and the lives of our families and co
Kingdom Housing Association has taken the decision to settle invoices immediately in recognition of the increasing importance of cash flow to its commercial partners during the current period of coronavirus uncertainty. A major employer and engine of economic activity across Fife, not least in the c
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has confirmed that no housing association tenant will be evicted due to experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said last week that
Simon Community Scotland has been awarded £300,000 of Scottish Government funding to purchase hotel accommodation to house homeless people in Edinburgh and Glasgow to keep them safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed. In a statement on Friday, the Chancellor said the government will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, coverin
Kingdom Housing Association's head of housing Matthew Busher has introduced ‘Dress Up Friday’ into his routine - the alternative to dress down Fridays after a week working from home. Shared by Matthew’s colleague Nick Pollard on LinkedIn, the rules for Dress Up Friday are that you
Vulnerable families across the UK fear they won’t be able to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis, a new investigation by Action for Children revealed today – as the charity launched an emergency appeal to prevent desperate families from reaching breaking point.