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Changes to help improve the planning application process and the service received by applicants have been announced by planning minister Tom Arthur. Following a consultation in 2019 that sought views on reviewing the planning performance and fee regime, planning fees will rise from 1 April 2022.

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Responses to a consultation on the National Care Service show ‘huge enthusiasm’ for changing the way support and services are delivered for people who use community health and social care in Scotland. Almost 1,300 responses were received from a wide range of individuals and organisations

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The Scottish Government, SP Energy Networks and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution have launched a trial called Project Re-Heat to decarbonise homes in Highland and across Scotland. The industry-first project will trial how electricity networks can respond to the increase

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Drugs policy minister Angela Constance has appointed former Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Professor Fiona McQueen as vice-chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. Professor McQueen has experience across a range of clinical areas and is a former Executive Nurse Director at NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Ayrshire &

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The new chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce has been announced as David Strang, a former Chief Constable who previously chaired the Independent Inquiry into Mental Health Services in Tayside. Mr Strang was also HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland. He takes up this new position with immediate ef

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Grants have been awarded to 11 crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities to help them improve their housing or to build new homes. The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural and remote communities with the latest round of funding awarding

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Up to 2,000 jobs and £1 billion worth of future investment is expected to result from yesterday's signing of the Heads of Terms agreement between the UK Government, Scottish Government and Falkirk Council in the transformative Falkirk Growth Deal. The agreement means 11 projects can now use a

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Details have been published of how the £12.5 billion in Scottish Government funding for 2022/23 will be distributed to local authorities. The settlement represents a total cash increase of £917.9 million or 7.9%, which is the equivalent of a real-term rise of 5.1% to support vital local

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Regeneration projects in some of Scotland’s more disadvantaged and rural communities will share more than £25 million of funding. The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will support 22 locally developed place-based projects that tackle inequalities and promote sustainable and inclusive econ

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New financial assistance from the Scottish Government to access food, fuel and other essentials will be available to Moray residents from 5 January to 31 March 2022, as a one-off payment.

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Argyll and Bute Council has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government to help people who are in rent arrears as a result of Covid-19. The Tenant Grant Fund is aimed at providing assistance to people living in social and private housing who have fallen behind with their rent between 23 March

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A total of 4,834 all-sector new build homes were completed in Scotland in the year to end December 2020, a decrease of 35% (7,839 homes) on the previous year, according to the latest Quarterly Housing Statistics published by Scotland's chief statistician. Decreases were seen across private-led compl

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The Scottish Government has announced further measures to support Scotland’s just transition to net-zero. Investment of £12.3 million has been awarded so far this year by Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise as part of the £100 mill

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