Scottish Labour

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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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A Bill to limit private sector rent rises and to increase the availability of information available to tenants has been lodged by Scottish Labour’s housing spokesperson Pauline McNeill. The Fair Rents Bill, dubbed the Mary Barbour Bill after the legendary rent strike organiser, was written wit

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A Bill to protect private sector tenants by introducing measures to limit rent increases and to increase the availability of information about rent levels was launched by Pauline McNeill MSP this week.

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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. As Scotland’s largest membership organisation for private landlords, SAL has welc

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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. Labour said the plans will put people before developers' profits, and put housing and in particular public sector led-deve

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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). Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard announced his support for the proposal in his

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