Mediation, 'Agent of Change' and no equal right of appeal: 5 conclusions from the passage of the #PlanningBill
After a week of often emotive debate, the Planning Bill has now passed – what are the major consequences?
THE most amended bill in the history of the Scottish Parliament has now been passed, by 78 to 26.
‘Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can’: Scottish Government pledges £21m to Housing First
Housing minister Kevin Stewart warns that homelessness is predicted to rise due to UK Government welfare cuts, despite efforts to mitigate their impact
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has pledged £21m of a £50m fund in order to offer faster, greater support to rapidly rehouse those at risk of homelessness, or who are living in temporary accommodation.
Confirming the details of the investment in Holyrood today [27 June], housing minister Kevin Stewart declared: “Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can.”
Scotland on target to deliver biggest boom in social housing since the 1970s
Scottish Government has got a target of building 50,000 new affordable housing by the end of this parliament.
NEW RESEARCH HAS revealed that Scotland is on course to achieve its pledge of delivering the biggest boom in new social housing since the 1970s.
An independent report commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Human Rights Commission Scotland found that the Scottish Government is on course of meeting its target of building 50,000 affordable homes over the lifetime of the Scottish Parliament.
Call for further action as new figures show a drop in fuel poverty
The Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) report shows fuel poverty in Scottish households is down by four per cent
FUEL POVERTY IN SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLDS has dropped by four points and now stands at 26.5 per cent, according to new figures published on Tuesday in the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS).
Andy Wightman: short-term lets "undermine the basic human right to housing"
Wightman continued his Homes First campaign with a parliamentary debate on short term lets
ANDY WIGHTMAN MSP, housing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, cemented his ‘Homes First’ campaign launched earlier this week with a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday on the rapid, unregulated growth of short-term lets in Scotland.