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The number of people in the private rented sector (PRS) who are living in poverty has increased by 75% over the past decade, according to new analysis. Scottish Government data has revealed that 160,000 people in the sector were living in relative poverty during the three year period between 20

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Image by Brandon Leon – Flickr: Day 25: Fire Sprinkler, CC BY-SA 2.0 Proposals for mandatory fire sprinklers in new-build social housing have been met with overwhelming public support, Scottish Labour has revealed.

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Pauline McNeill MSP Scottish Labour is maintaining its recent push for the cost of private renting to be controlled with new analysis which reveals that the cost of private rented accommodation in Scotland is rising faster than workers’ wages over the last five years.

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Homes delivered through the NHT initiative The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.

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An MSP is proposing to bring forward legislation to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in all new-build social housing. David Stewart, a Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands, is bringing in a member’s bill which would place a duty on local authorities and Registered Social Landlords

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The Scottish Government is set to miss its own targets for building affordable housing by thousands of homes, according to the Scottish Labour Party. Using its own analysis of the latest figures, the party said rates of home completions are far below what is needed to reach targets set just last yea

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Sally Thomas The continued roll-out of Universal Credit will have “catastrophic consequences” for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

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Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient. According to Labour, soaring energy costs and poorly insulated homes have pushed a third of those living in the private rented sector into fuel poverty.

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The Scottish Government is underestimating social housing demand in Scotland by around 30%, according to new analysis from Scottish Labour. While the government estimates that there are 142,500 households on council waiting lists, Labour said the real figure is closer to 200,000 as it does not inclu

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