Adjustments to the law on evictions to protect those renting their homes in the private and social sector have been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) while the Scottish Greens said they will attempt to strengthen the evictions ban even further. Introduced to the Scot
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed. In a statement on Friday, the Chancellor said the government will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, coverin
In the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the Chancellor of the Exchequer must announce measures to support private tenants and those in precarious work when he outlines his budget to parliament today, according to Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP. People who are sympt
Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman has successfully raised £10,000 to defend a constituent who is being evicted from the home he has lived in for 27 years. Mr Wightman launched a crowdfunder before Christmas to raise the cash needed to pursue a legal case on human rights grounds to halt the evic
A £3 billion Green Investment Portfolio and a vow to end polluting gas heating in new homes within five years are part of the Scottish Government’s next steps to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Parliament yesterday.
A “housing revolution” to ensure warm and affordable homes forms part of a new campaign to transform Scotland’s economy unveiled by the Scottish Greens. Scottish Greens co-leaders Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie visiting CCG's off-site construction facility - Image credit: Scottish
Tenants' union Living Rent held a symbolic 'lock-in' at Glasgow City Council on Tuesday and sent a letter of demands urging the local authority to take responsibility for asylum seekers facing eviction via lock changes by Serco.