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Social justice secretary Shona Robison has urged eligible young people to apply for Job Start Payment if they are starting a new job after a period of unemployment. Eligible 16-24-year-olds, who have been on certain benefits for six months or more, can apply for the one-off payment worth £252.

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Scotland's tenant's union Living Rent has voiced its support for the extension of the emergency measures granted under the Scottish Coronavirus Acts. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Living Rent has demanded that the Scottish Government act to rigidly protect tenants from eviction. These de

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Scotland’s Chief Statistician has revealed that Scotland's Council Tax Reduction Scheme has supported 496,580 households in March 2021. This number is compared to the 469,370 recorded in March 2020.

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Scotland’s Chief Statistician has released domestic abuse recorded by the police in Scotland, 2019-20 revealing an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. The police recorded 62,907 incidents of domestic abuse in 2019-20, this is the fourth year in a row this figure has shown an increase

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Scottish Labour has called for a new fund to support people on buying their first home, after new figures exposed growing challenges in the housing market. The Scottish Government’s housing statistics quarterly update, published last week, highlighted the impact the pandemic has had on house b

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Cunninghame Housing Association, working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council and the Scottish Government, has agreed on the inclusion of the Green Street/Vernon Street building within the North Ayrshire Strategic Housing Investment Plan. The existing building will be demolished with a new dev

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Local authorities can now apply to a new £20 million fund launched by the Scottish Government which will help to provide more and better accommodation for Gypsy/Traveller communities. This funding will help to build experience and skills in Gypsy/Traveller site development by focusing on demon

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Around 23,000 people in Scotland will be given new online skills and training to help improve their chances of securing a job or to reduce isolation. The £26 million Connecting Scotland programme, which helps those on lower incomes and groups like the elderly, will offer online training skills

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Argyll and Bute Council has detailed the progression of the Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme. The council said that developing a flood protection scheme for Campbeltown will not only cut down on flood risk, but also deliver financial and economic benefits for homeowners and businesses by avoiding

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