Scottish Government

Scottish Government urged to accept Social Renewal Advisory Board recommendations

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the report by the Social Renewal Advisory Board, which has made recommendations for a fairer and more equal Scotland as the country prepares for its post-pandemic recovery.

Published 22 January 2021

‘Further work required’ on Domestic Abuse Bill, says Justice Committee

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the underlying intentions behind the Scottish Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill, but warned that serious practical concerns raised during the course of its scrutiny need to be addressed.

Published 21 January 2021

Scottish Government announces housing grants for crofters

Crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities will benefit from Scottish Government grants to improve their housing or build new homes.

Published 20 January 2021

East Lothian Council considers budget proposals

In accordance with East Lothian Council’s approved budget development framework, a draft budget proposal for 2021/22 has been presented by the ruling administration to the council's cabinet.

Published 20 January 2021

Highland Council announces fuel support fund for low income households

Households in the Highlands who are on low income and experiencing fuel insecurities as a result of COVID-19 can apply for a Fuel Support Fund from the Highland Council.

Published 19 January 2021

North Lanarkshire Council launches new child payment

North Lanarkshire Council's Tackling Poverty Group is launching a new North Lanarkshire Child Payment to support the families of 10,000 children in the area.

Published 15 January 2021

Fuel Bank Foundation receives £444,500 from fuel poverty fund

The Fuel Bank Foundation has become the first organisation to receive a share of the Scottish Government's £7 million Fuel Poverty Fund to tackle fuel poverty this winter.

Published 14 January 2021

56,000 parents apply for Scottish Child Payment

Parents across Scotland have been applying early for the new Scottish Child Payment that will open on Monday 15 February.

Published 8 January 2021

Guild Homes seeks to reduce affordable housing contribution

Housebuilder Guild Homes is seeking to overturn a 'disproportionate' financial contribution on one of its latest projects.

Published 7 January 2021

New homes completed in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk

More than 30 new properties are being made available for social rent in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk following the completion of two new developments.

Published 24 December 2020

Scottish Government launches adult disability payment consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation the Adult Disability Payment.

Published 23 December 2020

SFHA: No update to guidance affecting social housing sector planned by Scottish Government

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the Scottish Government's confirmation that no updates to guidance affecting the social housing sector are planned to be published in advance of 26 December.

Published 22 December 2020

Scottish Government publishes quarterly housing statistics

A total of 1,057 affordable housing supply homes completed in the latest quarter, July to September 2020, an increase of 860 homes on the 197 completions in the previous quarter, April to June 2020.

Published 16 December 2020

New report highlights positive impact of Best Start Grant

Scotland’s least well-off families have seen a marked increase in their income from three Scottish Government benefits, according to an evaluation published today.

Published 16 December 2020

Glasgow tenants to influence rent reform in city

Glasgow residents will have their say on possible reforms to the private rented sector in the city after councillors agreed that there is a rent crisis.

Published 15 December 2020