Highland Council

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The leadership of Highland Council has arranged a series of key meetings with budget holders this week to set out the need for "tight budget controls" to continue throughout the year. In February, councillors approved plans to cut over £37 million from the council budget over the next three ye

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Work to create new council homes and a thriving community area in the grounds of the former Inverness Royal Academy and later Midmills College Campus site in the city has been completed. Keys were today officially handed over to the Highland Council with tenants preparing to move into their new home

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Seven affordable housing providers across the Highlands are urging tenants claiming Universal Credit to update their claim this April 1 to ensure their entitlement covers their annual rent increase for the year ahead. Those who fail to do so will face a shortfall in their housing entitlement, p

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Works are progressing at two developments by Highland Housing Alliance that will deliver more than 80 homes. Onsite building works are under way at Glenfield in Ullapool, which will see 49 homes becoming available in winter 2019, while demolition work nears completion at a 37-home project in Inverne

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A Highland landlord has been fined £4,000 for operating a house in multiple occupation (HMO) without a licence. Following concerns that several flats within Cruickshank Court in Dingwall were being occupied as unlicensed HMOs, Highland Council’s environmental health team led a joint inve

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Highland councillors have approved plans to cut over £37 million from the council budget over the next three years. The council's three-year change programme, A Sustainable Highland, was approved by the Highland Council as it confirmed its revenue budget for 2019/20.

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Highland Council has published its proposals for a three-year budget as it faces the challenge of managing a £31.2 million budget gap for 2019-20. The local authority said its proposals focus on efficiencies, income generation, redesign and a flexible workforce, themes which emerged from weeks

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The Highland Council, in partnership with Under One Roof Scotland, is inviting all private landlords to a special seminar specifically to look at issues surrounding  common repairs and building maintenance and how to deal with any problems that may arise. Under One Roof Scotland is an impartial

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Highland Council has agreed to invest in infrastructure improvements for Dingwall that will unlock the development of 150 additional houses in the town. The current Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan allocates 470 additional new homes in Dingwall, based on the delivery of the Kinnairdie Link R

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A Fort William landlord has been successfully prosecuted for operating a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) without a licence. Mr Harjinder Singh Randhawa, the owner of the 1st & 2nd floor flat at 39 High Street, pled guilty and was fined £1800 at Fort William Sheriff Court on January 28.

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The average weekly rent charged by Highland Council to its 13,411 council house tenants is set to increase by 3% for the coming financial year 2019/20. The average weekly rent will rise from £73.22 to £75.42 - an increase of £2.20 per week.

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Highland Council has unveiled a new approach to budget setting from 2019-22 as it prepares to negotiate a funding shortfall of more than £30 million for next year. In recent weeks, chief executive Donna Manson, budget leader Cllr Alister Mackinnon and other senior councillors and officers have

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A reduction in grant funding and additional pressures mean the Highland Council is facing a £31.2 million budget gap for 2019-20, the local authority has warned. Detailed analysis of the Scottish Government’s funding settlement, which makes up the vast proportion of the council’s b

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Artwork designed by pupils from Merkinch Primary School has been incorporated as part of the finishing touches to a £6 million plus project to create new homes in Inverness.   The P1 and P4 pupils jumped at the chance to get creative and draw images of iconic landmarks around the city. Th

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