The UK Government has failed to deliver the support and help that thousands of worried households facing poverty require as a result of soaring energy bills and a cost of living crisis, according to charities and civic organisations across Scotland.
Ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change, tackling inequalities and investing in the economy and public services were at the forefront of the 2022-2023 Scottish Budget yesterday though some in the housing sector believe it has fallen short in delivering on house building and energy eff
Scotland’s trade unions have joined forces with tenants' unions, anti-poverty groups, environmentalists and academics to launch a nationwide campaign to upgrade Scotland’s homes. Led by the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the ‘Our Climate, Our Homes’ campaign is callin
The Scottish Government has written to the UK Government on seven occasions to call for the £20-per-week uplift to Universal Credit to be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits, Nicola Sturgeon will tell trade unions today. The First Minister representatives from Scotland’s trade
The next Scottish Government will face immediate trade union pressure to follow through on urgent reform of residential care, the STUC has warned. In its election care briefing, the organisation said service users and workers have been let down by successive Scottish governments and that improving p
With the right policies, Scotland’s transition to a low-carbon economy could create up to 367,000 jobs, with up to 37,000 of those created over three years by building new social housing, according to a major new report into green jobs.
One of GHA's first and longest-serving board members, Maria Fyfe, made a "huge and lasting contribution" to the transformation of housing in Glasgow, the Association has said. Ms Fyfe, who served as the MP for Glasgow Maryhill between 1987 and 2001, died on Thursday after a short illness a
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has criticised the “inequities” in the Scottish Government’s support provided to private landlords over renters, and called for it to do more to redesign Scotland’s private rental sector. The organisation has written to housing minist
Business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector have committed to putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery. As Scotland continues to ease lockdown restrictions, organisations including the Institute of Directors (IoD), SCDI, STUC, COS
More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the
Legislation to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament. The new institution will direct investments that deliver economic, environmental and social returns, and help Scotland’s journey towards net-zero carbon emissions. It will aim t
The Scottish Government should put “place” at the heart of coherent, infrastructure prioritisation and planning to achieve an inclusive net zero carbon economy, according to a 30-year infrastructure blueprint published today. Ian Russell, chairman of the Infrastructure Commission for Sco
The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has demanded “urgent action” from local authorities to tackle the shortage in accessible housing and has also joined a campaign to ban winter evictions. A motion calling for improved access to housing for disabled people was passed at t