Scottish Labour



Labour government ‘would spend £10bn’ to build 120,000 new council and socially-rented homes

Scottish Labour will launch its general election campaign in Glasgow today with a pledge that a UK Labour government will fund the building of 120,000 homes at council and social rents over ten years.

Published 6 November 2019

Labour pledges £6bn retrofitting investment to end fuel poverty in Scotland

The Labour Party has unveiled its plan to retrofit homes to the highest energy efficiency standards possible, create at least 18,500 direct and 16,600 indirect jobs in Scotland and give households a cash boost, while tackling the climate emergency.

Published 4 November 2019

Private landlords give cautious welcome to Scottish Labour Housing Commission

The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has welcomed the Scottish Labour Party’s Housing Commission report but warned that knee-jerk regulation could prevent the goals of the commission being delivered.

Published 14 October 2019

Scottish Labour to outline ‘transformational plan’ for Scotland’s housing

Scottish Labour will today put forward a series of proposals to tackle Scotland's housing crisis with a Commission set up by the party set to report its findings.

Published 8 October 2019

Councils and co-ops could gain new right to buy land for housing

A new law which would give councils and housing associations and co-operatives the right to buy land from developers at existing use price has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 25 September 2019

Sarah Boyack named local government spokesperson in Scottish Labour shadow cabinet reshuffle

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ former head of public affairs Sarah Boyack has been named Scottish Labour's spokesperson on local government on her return to parliamentary politics.

Published 3 September 2019

Government urged to address ‘housing emergency’ as homeless applications rise to 100 a day

Homelessness applications in Scotland rose by 3% to 100 a day in the past year while the number of households and children in temporary accommodation also increased, new figures have revealed.

Published 27 June 2019

Scottish Labour set to vote against Planning Bill

Scottish Labour has said that it will vote against the Planning (Scotland) Bill at its final stage today, warning that it has become "a missed opportunity to deliver transformative change".

Published 20 June 2019

Ministers face Planning Bill headache as legislation reaches final stage of scrutiny

Ministers are being urged to go further in its attempts to deliver change to Scotland’s planning system but have also faced calls that last minute amendments to the Planning (Scotland) Bill could “derail” the system altogether.

Published 18 June 2019

Scottish Government urged to 'fully commit' to housing co-ops

The Scottish Government should "fully commit" to housing co-operatives to help tackle Scotland's housing crisis, opposition MSPs have said.

Published 13 June 2019

Scottish Labour brings forward private rent reform bill

A proposal for a Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels has been introduced by Scottish Labour.

Published 15 May 2019

Call for direct landlord payments of Universal Credit amid low take-up figures

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to use the new powers over social security to ensure automatic payment of the Universal Credit housing element to landlords.

Published 15 April 2019

Number of children in PRS living in severe poverty doubles in a decade

Scottish Labour has condemned a lack of affordable homes and “rip-off” private rents it said are driving more families into poverty.

Published 11 April 2019

Scottish Labour amendments to bring forward fuel poverty elimination target

Amendments to the Scottish Government’s Fuel Poverty Bill to set a target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland by 2032 will be tabled this week by Scottish Labour.

Published 25 March 2019

Scottish Labour to consider targeted replacement for Help to Buy

A report from Scottish Labour’s Housing Commission has recommended the party scrap and replace Help to Buy with a more targeted scheme to help first time buyers of lower incomes.

Published 11 March 2019