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Judges in the Court of Appeal have declared the so-called bedroom tax discriminatory following legal challenges made by the family of a seriously disabled teenager and by a domestic violence victim. One case was brought by “A”, a single mother whose three-bedroom council house had a panic room t

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Margaret Burgess Subsidy levels for affordable homes for rent being delivered by councils and registered social landlords (RSLs) are to increase up to £14,000 for each new home over the next three years, the Scottish Government has announced.

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Capacity to help deliver the Scottish Government’s new target of 50,000 social and affordable homes over between 2016 and 2020 will depend on what ministers decide to do with new build subsidy rates, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). In summer, the

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Landlord services provided by local community controlled housing associations outperform those of other social landlords, according to a new report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF). Produced for GWSF by Scotland’s Housing Network (formerly Scottish Housing

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The announcement of a programme of 50,000 affordable homes over five years is an indication that housing investment is a greater priority than at any other point in the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament, and possibly for a generation, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing

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The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has welcomed a new report which calls for 12,000 new affordable homes each year in Scotland. The research, launched yesterday by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and CIH Scotland, is the fir

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A new service has been launched to help people throughout Glasgow improve their financial skills. Funded by a £1 million grant from the Big Lottery for three years, Epic 360 comes at a time when many people are under increasing financial pressures as a result of welfare reform and the recent introd

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David Bookbinder The Scottish Government’s intention not to extend the Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to housing associations has been welcomed by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF).

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Mrs Burgess with George Adam MSP at the GWSF conference The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

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Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation. Following an undercover investigation by The Evening Times, which found as man

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