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Measures announced yesterday by the Scottish Government will provide further help to those most impacted by the cost of living crisis while tackling budget pressures caused by rising inflation and economic uncertainty. The Emergency Budget Review (EBR) for 2022-23 identifies funding of around £

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has asked Elena Whitham MSP to join the Scottish Government as Minister for Community Safety. Ms Whitham’s appointment will be put to Parliament and His Majesty The King, and subject to approval she will take up the post, reporting to the Cabinet Secretary for Ju

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A new net zero heating package could cut the cost of heating for thousands of households by transforming Scotland’s rural homes, according to rural organisations. The Existing Homes Alliance and rural groups are calling for the Scottish Government to set up a Rural Homes Just Transition Packag

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A national public energy agency – Heat & Energy Efficiency Scotland – has been launched to scale up delivery of climate-friendly heating and improve energy efficiency across Scotland’s homes and buildings. The initial focus of the virtual Agency will be to build public understa

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The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is set to benefit from £1.9 million of new funding to upgrade a flagship service to help people through the cost of living crisis. The Scottish Government will provide the funding from autumn 2022 to March 2023. It will be used to upgrade the successful

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L-R: At Lyne Burn improvement works Alice Tree, Jeremy Harris, and councillor Judy Hamilton (By Andrew Beveridge) Fife Council’s Cabinet committee has agreed a new Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) to be submitted to the Scottish Government which has the potential to deliver furthe

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SFHA has submitted a response to the second part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the new build heat standard. The proposed standard, which is set to come into force in 2024, will prohibit any new building applying for a building warrant to make use of a direct emissions heating sy

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Loreburn Housing Association has warned of the consequences of the rent freeze announced by the Scottish Government to help cash-strapped tenants saying that the freeze will lead to less cash to build affordable homes if it is extended beyond March 2023.

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A group of housing organisations have written to John Swinney, the acting cabinet secretary for finance and the economy, urging the Scottish Government to prioritise the delivery of social homes in the upcoming budget. The letter to the deputy first minister was signed by Shelter Scotland, the

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Families of an estimated 145,000 children will benefit from extra support this winter to help with cost of living pressures – backed by Scottish Government investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extension of the Scottish Child Payment to 6-15-

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A new website providing information on the wide range of advice and financial support available to people in Scotland has been launched. Developed by the Scottish Government as a ‘one-stop shop’ to help those struggling with the cost of living crisis, the website includes information on

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New research commissioned by the Scottish Government has revealed that costs for new heat pumps will be up to 231% more than traditional gas boilers over the lifespan of the installation. In line with the Holyrood's green agenda, rules coming into effect from 2024 will require that all new homes and

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