Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie will be formally appointed as minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights following the approval of a working agreement between the Greens and the SNP.
Published 31 August 2021
Members of the Scottish Green Party have approved the party’s cooperation agreement with the SNP that clears the way for co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater to become Scotland's first Green ministers.
Published 30 August 2021
Scottish Greens co-leaders Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie are set to take on ministerial roles for transport, housing and energy as part of a working agreement with the Scottish Government.
Published 27 August 2021
Plans to implement an effective national system of rent controls, enhance tenants’ rights and deliver 110,000 affordable homes by 2032 have been outlined as part of a working agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group.
Published 23 August 2021
The Scottish Greens are calling on the Scottish Government to guarantee full mitigation of the benefit cap.
Published 28 June 2021
The Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Resilience Group should include a role for tenant’s unions, the Scottish Greens have said.
Published 17 June 2021
Further measures to protect people from eviction proceedings are “under close consideration” by the Scottish Government, John Swinney has said.
Published 21 May 2021
Scottish Greens candidate for Glasgow Kelvin Patrick Harvie visited a development site in Partick yesterday to discuss the party’s plans to tackle the "massive unmet need" for social and affordable housing in Glasgow and prevent housing inequality worsening in the area and across Scotland.
Published 29 April 2021
Scottish Greens have pledged to give councils more powers to improve local services and bring vacant properties back into use.
Published 12 April 2021
The Scottish Greens will today promise to introduce rent controls as part of a ‘new deal' for renters to enshrine people’s right to a home.
Published 31 March 2021
The Scottish Greens’ election manifesto will contain plans to create more than 100,000 jobs to fuel a green recovery from the pandemic and tackle the climate emergency, the party has revealed.
Published 29 March 2021
The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland.
Published 18 January 2021
Over two-thirds of student renters (71%) in Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay rent with a quarter having been unable to pay rent (25%) and a third unable to pay bills (33%) during the pandemic, a new survey from NUS Scotland has found.
Published 13 January 2021
The Scottish Government has announced that its temporary ban on eviction orders will be extended until the end of March.
Published 8 January 2021
Scottish Greens MSP Ross Greer and the Govan Law Centre (GLC) have called on the Scottish Government to extend the winter eviction ban until April to bring it in line with the end of the furlough scheme.
Published 5 January 2021