The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross, has outlined plans to increase the home building target to 25,000 properties per year and said councils should be able to vary Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) thresholds to take into account higher local prices. The Scottish Cons
An estimated 256 people died while experiencing homelessness in Scotland in 2020, according to new figures published by National Records of Scotland, with more than half of the deaths being drug-related.
The Covid crisis has shown that Scotland can end homelessness and rough-sleeping in two years, writes Scottish Conservatives' social justice, housing and local government spokesperson Miles Briggs. The Scottish Parliament elections, at the beginning of this month, already feel like a long
Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross has outlined the party's housebuilding manifesto with plans to build 60,000 affordable homes, including 40,000 in the social rented sector, over the next parliament. Under the proposals, the party said it would seek to build 25,000 homes of a
The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.
The Scottish Parliament has given majority backing for proposals to bring forward energy efficiency targets by a decade. Following the publication of the Energy Efficient Scotland Route Map earlier this month, which details plans for making all buildings warmer and greener, the Scottish Government m
Ruth Davidson The development of new towns, a cabinet level post for the housing minister and the creation of a new housing and infrastructure agency are among a raft of ideas to be announced by Ruth Davidson today as she outlines a fresh focus on housing for the Scottish Conservatives.
Ruth Davidson The Scottish Conservatives have pledged to introduce a package of measures to deliver 100,000 new homes and ensure Scotland has no hard to heat homes by 2030 as the party unveiled its push for planning and housing to enable economic growth.