Court of Session A former member of the armed forces who claimed he was entitled to a larger discount on the purchase price of his council home than he was offered under “right to buy” legislation has had his appeal refused.
(from left) Melville chief executive Andrew Noble, Ms Margaret Scott of Cuiken Terrace, Penicuik and Melville finance officer Iain Ross Melville Housing Association has celebrated the completion of its final home sale under the now abolished Right to Buy scheme.
Cardiff City Council will this week consider recommendations to suspend the ‘Right to Buy’ scheme amid a high demand for housing in the city. The Welsh Government has recently confirmed the intention to end the Right to Buy and Right to Acquire scheme within its current term and local authoritie
I’m delighted to support the first Scottish Housing Day and I want to congratulate all of those hard working organisations and individuals who have made this annual date possible. Scottish Housing Day is a great opportunity to let people know about the range of housing options available in Scotlan
New statistics revealing the number of affordable home approvals in Scotland show good early progress towards delivering the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes over the next five years, according to housing minister Kevin Stewart.
CIH is in a unique position to look at how housing policy is changing across the UK. With a policy presence in each nation it can take a look at the big picture. So what’s happening, what’s different, and what’s the same? Jon Barnes takes a look at the findings of CIH’s recent briefing for m
Affordable housing provider Home Group has devised a way to help its customers overcome one of the biggest barriers to owning a place of their own – saving for a deposit while paying rent. The organisation has committed to match, pound for pound, the UK government cash bonus to savers using a Help
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for England to follow Scotland’s lead and scrap Right to Buy (RTB) after new figures revealed a sharp drop in the number of new homes councils were able to get underway to replace those sold off under the policy. Latest figures from the LGA, which
The right of tenants to buy their council houses in Scotland will finally come to an end this week. The Right to Buy scheme will end at midnight on Sunday, marking the end of a two-year notice period after Scottish MPs voted to abolish it.
Terrie Alafat A report which raises a number of issues relating to plans to extend the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).
Meg Hillier The UK government’s plan to extend Right to Buy discounts to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been described as “entirely speculative” by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).