Scottish Greens

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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. Working with the housing secretary Shona Robison and net zero secretary Mic

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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. Around 83% of members who took part in an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday vo

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The Scottish Greens are calling on the Scottish Government to guarantee full mitigation of the benefit cap. The benefit cap is a UK Government policy that caps the amount of social security a household can receive, regardless of the level of need.

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The Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Resilience Group should include a role for tenant’s unions, the Scottish Greens have said. The party’s co-leader Patrick Harvie raised the issue in the Scottish Parliament after he said the insecurity of the private rented sector

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Further measures to protect people from eviction proceedings are “under close consideration” by the Scottish Government, John Swinney has said. Temporary regulations currently in place until the end of September only apply to areas subject to level 3 or 4 restrictions, leading

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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 Sco

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Scottish Greens have pledged to give councils more powers to improve local services and bring vacant properties back into use. The party wants local authorities to be given more support to take bus companies in-house and introduce local taxation reforms. Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie

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The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland. The Citizens’ Assembly threw its weight behind calls for tenant protections in its latest report published earlier this month

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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. These problems are likely to be exacerbated with

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