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Scottish Labour has added its voice to calls for the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban now that the whole of Scotland is in either level 2 or level 1. The current temporary regulations, which have been extended until the end of September, are in place only to protect tenants in level 3

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has today revealed his Climate Recovery Plan which sets out measures to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 including upgrading all homes to at least an energy efficiency rating of C or higher by 2030. In addition to reducing wasted energy when heating homes, M

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Proposed legislation to encourage greater deployment of heat networks in Scotland in order to help reduce emissions from heating homes and buildings will be debated at Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament today.  

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Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to revisit the Private Rented Tenancy regime to prevent landlords evicting tenants on unfair grounds following an award of the first wrongful termination order. At present, there are concerns the standard of proof for evictions to be granted rema

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Pauline McNeill MSP has stressed the 'urgent' need for rent controls as the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee completes its consultation into the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill. The Bill, which was rejected by the committee earlier this year, was resurrected following pres

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One of GHA's first and longest-serving board members, Maria Fyfe, made a "huge and lasting contribution" to the transformation of housing in Glasgow, the Association has said. Ms Fyfe, who served as the MP for Glasgow Maryhill between 1987 and 2001, died on Thursday after a short illness a

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Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases. The Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, introduced by Labour MSP Pauline McNeill, proposes to cap rent increases at one per cent above the consumer price index (CPI) of in

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A petition has been launched calling on the Scottish Government to formally adopt the Fair Rents (Scotland) Members Bill after the proposed legislation was dropped by the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee. Scottish Labour housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill worked closely with

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A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.

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Scottish Labour MSP Elaine Smith has this week launched a public consultation on a proposal for a bill that seeks to enshrine the human right to food, as recognised by the United Nations, into Scots law.

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Outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes have raised “serious human rights concerns” under Article 2 of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the right to life, the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has stated. The intervention came in response to a letter from Scottish La

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Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Human Rights Commission to launch an investigation into the Scottish Government's treatment of care home residents.  Richard Leonard has written to the commission asking them to ensure that the human rights of Scotland’s care home

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Scottish Labour has written to the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies asking them what they are doing to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic amid increased bills for customers due to increased time spent at home. According to research by comparethemarket.com, the average en

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