The Scottish Government’s Bill aimed at reversing the autumn 2016 reclassification of housing associations as public bodies has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Published 6 September 2017
Following Harry Woodward’s blog on Tuesday, Helen Moore offers her reflections on Paul Sng’s documentary Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle.
Published 24 August 2017
The extremely tight deadlines attached to Scottish Government requests to local authorities for information on high rise stock, following last week’s tragic fire in West London, may be diverting landlords from even greater priorities over fire safety, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 19 June 2017
Social landlords can’t immunise themselves against the impact of the political and economic landscape, and this means some evictions are unavoidable, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has said.
Published 27 April 2017
A new report has revealed how community controlled housing associations are working hard to ensure that their boards are strong and fit for the future in the light of demographic and other challenges.
Published 20 April 2017
Smaller housing associations across Scotland perform much better than larger ones on key Charter indicators, according to a new report from Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 3 April 2017
The deliberate exclusion of social landlords from the Universal Credit system means arrears levels are even worse than was originally feared, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 22 March 2017
The budget for sheltered housing in Glasgow is to be scrapped completely rather than reduced by third, the council has been forced to admit.
Published 6 February 2017
It might seem trite to term the proposed LHA limits on social housing as ‘Bedroom Tax 2’ but it’s completely legitimate, writes David Bookbinder.
Published 13 January 2017
Westminster's plans for a fresh round of welfare cuts, dubbed ‘Bedroom Tax 2’, threatens to undermine housebuilding projects, increase homelessness, and weaken public sector finances across Scotland, it has been claimed.
Published 4 January 2017
The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) must reconsider its plans to close eight of the sixteen Jobcentres in Glasgow, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 22 December 2016
Glasgow City Council has approved the disposal of 16 sites across the city to allow for the construction of approximately 750 new social homes.
Published 8 December 2016
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation proposing the extension of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to RSLs in Scotland.
Published 1 December 2016
Housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland have shown an overwhelming act of solidarity and humanity as they pledge up to 350 homes for vulnerable families being relocated to the UK as part of the Vulnerable Person Relocation (VPR) scheme run by the UK government.
Published 25 November 2016
Community controlled housing associations are often losing out on the chance to develop new social housing because local authorities are giving priority to larger regional and national associations, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).
Published 25 November 2016