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New subsidy for the building of private rented housing “a step in the wrong direction”

New scheme not aimed at affordable housing and increases subsidies for already over-subsidised private landlords

A NEW Scottish Government subsidy announced today to guarantee income for developers in the building of private rented sector housing is a backwards step which will accelerate privatisation in the rental market and increase unaffordability for tenants, the Common Weal think-tank has argued.

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Malcolm Fraser: A Programme for Housing Renewal

Architect Malcolm Fraser spoke at the Housekeeping Scoland convention in Glasgow on Saturday 7 October on a programme for housing renewal. Watch the video of his speech below , and read the piece below based on that speech, fleshing out the case for tackling the “overlapping omni-crises” in housing

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