(from left) Jamielee Daniel, Courtney McMahon, Diane Cooper, Kirsten Walker, Joy Henderson and Kimberley Fulton Housing apprentices, past and present, have given their views as to how the sector can increase its amount of young workers.
An independent panel of academic experts is to review the definition of fuel poverty after which a consultation will open on a new long-term fuel poverty strategy and statutory eradication target, the Scottish Government has announced. Last autumn the Scottish Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group an
Mary Taylor The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Scottish Government have accused Chancellor Philip Hammond of failing to alleviate the welfare cuts that the UK government is directing at some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Jeremy Hewer The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has warned that the Scottish Government’s increase in funding for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) is likely to be “overwhelmed” by the further cuts in social security entitlement.
David Stewart As MSPs prepare to debate Scotland’s planning system at Holyrood later today, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said the forthcoming Planning Bill could provide the opportunity to solve the housing crisis and build better communities.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the publication of Scotland’s first ever integrated energy roadmap by the Scottish Government but has called for the strategy to include greater emphasis on increasing the energy efficiency of homes. Published yesterday, the draft
Zhan McIntyre Scotland’s social housing sector has said that more affordable housing is desperately required to reverse the 17 per cent increase in the number of children living in temporary accommodation.
Mary Taylor Last week’s announcement that tenants will have the choice of having the housing element of Universal Credit payments made directly to their housing associations and co-operatives has been welcomed by the Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) and Shelter Scotland.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has raised concerns about the inconsistent messaging from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) following their claim the LHA cap - dubbed the Bedroom Tax 2 - will not apply to existing tenants. The DWP statement in a Herald article on 3rd
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay The Scottish Government has reaffirmed its target to build 50,000 affordable homes and pledged more funding to offset the ‘bedroom tax’ though campaigners have criticised the Draft Budget for failing to provide the ambition required to crack the problem of Scotland
Almost 16,000 new homes were built in the 12 months leading up to June 2016, an increase of four per cent on the same period the previous year, according to new figures. Quarterly housing statistics released yesterday by the Scottish Government found that there were 15,991 new build homes completed
A long term improvement in the energy efficiency of housing stock coupled with a substantial drop in the price of domestic fuel has seen a drop in Scotland’s fuel poverty rates, though campaigners have warned that the job is far from over. The latest Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) from the