The Scottish Liberal Democrats have challenged the Scottish Government to secure more accommodation for the year ahead as the party revealed new figures showing that more than 10,000 students were unable to secure university accommodation in each of the last two years. Freedom of information request
Scottish Liberal Democrats
A total of 43,000 Scots were homeless last Christmas, according to the Scottish Liberal Democrats, who submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to local councils across Scotland.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans that would see every household benefit from a Cost of Living Rescue Package that will provide new hope to everyone worried about the crisis. Launching the party’s manifesto ahead of the local government elections on 5 May, party leader Ale
The Scottish Liberal Democrats plan to bring forward new legislation that will “strengthen the duties on public bodies to prevent homelessness” and provide pathways to link suitable jobs and training to housing. Party leader Willie Rennie said the rate of homeless deaths is three times h
Over 60,000 complaints about pests in council houses have been lodged with local authorities in Scotland over the past three years, according to new figures.
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.
The Liberal Democrats have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a new loan scheme to help with the cost of renovating empty homes, after the party discovered almost 1,000 properties have lain empty for over a decade. Party leader Willie Rennie made the plea after a Freedom of Information reque
Willie Rennie A housing and infrastructure development bank will be created to stimulate major capital investment across the UK under new plans by the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Willie Rennie Meeting the needs for affordable housing is a particularly important step towards tackling poverty, cutting family living costs and building opportunities, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for urgent action on homelessness after the number of children who are homeless at Christmas was found to have increased by 16 per cent since 2013. Figures obtained by the party show that 11,200 children were registered as homeless at Christmas last year, u
Liam McArthur MSP The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the Scottish Government to introduce a new fund to support the development of affordable housing for Scotland’s islands.
Willie Rennie The Scottish Liberal Democrats have set out plans to increase in housing supply by expanding the Housing Fund for Scotland model and tackle youth homelessness through mediation.