Tenant organisations, trade unions, built environment bodies and energy companies have combined to criticise Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's plans to change some of the UK Government's key green policies, including proposals to water down housing energy efficiency standards and a weakening of targ
The progress made by local authorities across Scotland to develop their own energy projects has been outlined in new league tables published by the STUC. The ‘Public Power League’ tables, which show Aberdeenshire topping the capacity chart with 226 megawatts of energy, aim to show the pr
Social workers in Scotland are ‘leaving in their droves’, according to a new social care policy brief from Scotland’s largest trade union body. In its report: ‘Undervalued, underpaid and leaving in droves: The crisis in Scotland’s adult social care workforce', the Scott
The Scottish Government’s approach to its new National Care Service has been declared “untenable” by Scotland’s largest trade union body. Launching its report ‘Profiting from care: why Scotland can’t afford privatised social care’, the Scottish TUC (STUC) ha
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