The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed plans for welfare benefits to keep pace with inflation but expressed concern that other measures announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn statement don’t go far enough to protect social housing tenants during an u
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The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i
Today's instalment in our COP26SHN feature highlights the pioneering retrofit of a pre-1919 tenement to Passivhaus enerPHit standards being undertaken on behalf of Southside Housing Association in Glasgow. Glasgow has around 73,000 iconic pre-1919 sandstone tenements. Their age, built form, conditio
A new expert advisory forum launched by the Scottish Land Commission met for the first time yesterday to discuss the relationship between property rights and wider economic, social, and cultural rights.
Scotland introduced a new private sector residential letting vehicle, known as the private residential tenancy (PRT), when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in December 2017. As part of that regime, a legal device was made available to those who had rented a propert
The Mediation Clinic at the University of Strathclyde is extending invitations to observe a 'Mock Housing Mediation' next week. Mediation makes particular sense for housing matters. Cost-effective, efficient, and pragmatic, it is less damaging to relationships than formal action. The consensual
New figures which show the economic reach of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for the first time are have been released by the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute.
Building more social homes could add billions to Scotland’s post-pandemic economic recovery, says former RBS chief economist
The economic and wellbeing case for building more social homes in Scotland has been laid out in a major new report by Stephen Boyle, former chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Scotland's GDP could contract by around 20-25% if the government-imposed coronavirus restrictions remain in place for three months, the University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute has warned.
Property law can seem boring and unimportant to some people at times. In the face of a crisis, property law often seems decidedly unimportant. People need to live somewhere, though, and opportunistic and/or thoughtless landlords might use a situation of crisis (or be completely or wilfully oblivious
The University of Strathclyde has joined the European Green Initiative that will design innovative factories to support the transformation of 22 million homes in Europe which must become energy-neutral before 2050. Named INDU-ZERO, the three-year project aims to industrialise housing by creating a b
The link between housing and health will be underlined by leading academic and former chief medical officer for Scotland, Prof. Sir Harry Burns, who has been confirmed as a new speaker at ‘Ramping Up’, the Housing First Scotland Conference, on 22 May in Edinburgh. Health’s relation
A new Housing Mediation Project has been launched by the University of Strathclyde to be led by recently-appointed Carolyn Hirst as project development worker. Located within the University’s Mediation Clinic, the project has been funded by a £20,000 grant from SafeDeposits Scotland Trust.
The UK government has announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK. From the Orkney Islands, Inverness-shire and Perthshire to the West of England and south Wales, the six projects led by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Aerial view of Glasgow city centre with the River Clyde Glasgow has sufficient available vacant land to help alleviate fuel poverty in the city given the right technology and investment, according to scientists at the University of Strathclyde.