Scottish Greens

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Andy Wightman Scottish Green Party MSPs have expressed disappointment after Holyrood's other main parties voted against proposals to allocate more than the proposed £125 million per year to eradicate fuel poverty.

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Ahead of yesterday’s Scottish Parliament debate on fuel poverty, Scottish Greens housing spokesperson Andy Wightman says it’s time to consider what more can be done to steward our housing wealth as a public asset into homes that are warm, watertight and fit for the future. Many houses and teneme

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A coalition is urging the Scottish Government to substantially increase the funding available to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland's homes ahead of a debate today in the Scottish Parliament. The Existing Homes Alliance, whose members include WWF Scotland, Changeworks and the National Insulat

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Scotland’s councils are spending more than half of the money they bring in from Council Tax simply to pay interest on debts, according to the Scottish Greens. A report by the party found that the long-term debt being held by Scotland's 32 local authorities totals £11.5 billion including loans fro

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Andy Wightman Scottish Ministers have been urged to intervene in the proposed sell-off of Scottish defence sites to ensure the land is used to help tackle the country’s affordable housing shortage.

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Andy Wightman Andy Wightman MSP, housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, used the debate on housing at Holyrood to urge Scottish ministers to stop developers inflating the cost of land.

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New legislation that will modernise the private rented sector (PRS) was passed last night by the Scottish Parliament. The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill will create simpler tenancies, offer stability and security to the 700,000 tenants who call the private rented sector home, and ensure

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Renewables has come out top of a new poll that asked people in Scotland which energy source the next Scottish Government should prioritise. As Scotland heads to the polls on May 5, the YouGov survey asked more than 1,000 respondents whether the next government should prioritise the continued develop

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The Scottish Government has passed amendments to its Private Tenancies Bill to strengthen its proposed rent control laws, though campaigners have warned that ministers need to go further to ensure protections for vulnerable tenants are guaranteed under the new legislation. The Private Housing (Tenan

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