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Edel Harris OBE, former chief executive of the charity Mencap, has been appointed to chair the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment. The independent review – a Programme for Government commitment – will consider people’s experiences of the Scottish benefit to ensure it co

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Housing will be the Scottish Government's "number one priority" should extra funding become available, deputy first minister Shona Robison has said. Housing saw a cut of over £200 million in last month's Budget, with organisations from across the sector warning that the cut will put

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Scottish households have saved more than £3.5 billion in council tax since the Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme was introduced a decade ago. The latest figures published by the Scottish Government show 460,860 recipients received CTR in October 2023, meaning one-in-five households were benef

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Over the past year 35 crofters and their families have received grant funding totalling over £1 million to build and improve their homes. The Croft House Grant scheme supports crofters with measures to improve their homes, or build new ones - allowing them to maximise the full potential of the

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Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants' Rights, has underscored his commitment to low carbon, energy-efficient buildings at this week's UK Passivhaus Conference in Edinburgh.

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First Minister Humza Yousaf has been urged to declare a "housing emergency" after his keynote conference speech was criticised for a lack of detail on improving the provision of affordable homes. Despite previous assurances from Scottish Housing Minister Paul McLennan about prioritising homelessness

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The Scottish Government is holding discussions with key Build to Rent (BTR) investors in London to discuss the Scottish rental housing market and reform proposals. The meeting was facilitated by property firm Rettie & Co at the request of Minister for Housing Paul McLennan.

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A new Rural and Islands Housing Action Plan has been announced in line with the Scottish Government’s plan to deliver 110,000 affordable homes by 2032, with 10% in rural and island areas. The plan brings together the public and private sector working with local communities to deliver more home

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More parents have been able to start work or progress their careers thanks to an initiative to expand access to school-age childcare, according to a new report. Eight childcare providers across Scotland received a share of almost £600,000 from the Scottish Government to help 650 children from

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Stephen Boyle, Auditor General for Scotland, outlines the touch decisions on climate change that await the Scottish Government. The realities of climate change, and their direct link to difficult public spending decisions, are now on our doorstep.

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