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.
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
Image courtesy of the Rock Trust Kezia Dugdale, who is appearing on this year’s I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! series, is to donate her MSP salary to the Rock Trust, which supports young people at risk of or affected by homelessness in Scotland.
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
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.
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.
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
Pauline McNeill MSP Scottish Labour has criticised the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme for only providing a boost to the affluent after new figures revealed that the average income of households participating in the scheme was £46,000.
Pauline McNeill MSP New figures which reveal that private landlords in Scotland have made billions of pounds from housing benefit claimants in five years have led to calls for reform in the sector by Scottish Labour.
Kezia Dugdale Scottish Labour has launched its manifesto for the Holyrood election, pledging to end the housing crisis by helping first-time buyers to save for a deposit, tackling rip-off rent rises and building 60,000 affordable homes.