Mary Taylor Organisations from across the housing spectrum have challenged the incumbent Scottish Government to realise their pre-election housing pledges and tackle the severe lack of homes in Scotland.
Adam Lang By Adam Lang, head of communications and policy at Shelter Scotland
Maggie Chapman The Scottish Green Party has revealed plans to appoint a housing and tenant rights commissioner to provide a more co-ordinated approach to housing.
Panellists during the hustings (from left) Jim Eadie, Scottish National Party; Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green Party; Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrats; Alex Johnston, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Ken Macintosh, Scottish Labour Party CIH Scotland is keeping housing centre stage of
The Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF) has issued guidance on the housing-related pledges in the 2016 party manifestos. The briefing details policies from the five main parties on housing supply, social housing, homelessness, existing housing stock, housing aspects on
As politicians from all parties gear up for the Scottish parliamentary election on 5 May 2016, the Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has outlined its key areas of concern relating to the private rented sector (PRS). The manifesto summary includes headline requirements to which the organisation
Three homelessness charities are calling for action from the next Scottish Government as new figures show that demand for winter shelters in Glasgow and Edinburgh rose sharply in 2015/16. Crisis, Glasgow City Mission and the Bethany Christian Trust are raising the alarm after demand for their respec
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.
BBC current affairs programme Scotland 2016 held a housing debate last night ahead of next week’s election for the Scottish Parliament. The panel was made up of the SNP’s Alex Neil, Katy Gordon from the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Douglas Ross from the Scottish Conservatives, the Scottish Greens
Nicola Barclay Scotland’s key housing and professional bodies have called for politicians to tackle the country’s housing crisis by supporting an increase in the supply of warm, sustainable homes that meet a diverse set of needs and aspirations.
Nicola Sturgeon The SNP has unveiled plans for 50,000 new affordable homes, a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty and a social security system based on dignity and respect should it win the upcoming Holyrood election.
Rosemary Brotchie By Rosemary Brotchie, policy and research manager at Shelter Scotland
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.
Panellists (from left) Jim Eadie, Scottish National Party; Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green Party; Jim Hume, Scottish Liberal Democrats; Alex Johnston, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and Ken Macintosh, Scottish Labour Party By James Battye, policy officer with Shelter Scotland
Ruth Davidson The Scottish Conservatives have set out plans to build 100,000 new homes across Scotland over the next five years.