Blogs



Blog: What now for the welfare of Scotland?

David Bookbinder on the tricky issue of welfare in Scotland and the UK following last week’s general election result.

Published 12 May 2015

Blog: Prime Minister’s real test lies ahead

David Cameron's victory speech has given a clear indication of the direction of the next parliament, says Julia Unwin chief executive of Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. The emphasis on compassionate Conservatism gives us cause to hope the reforming Cameron with social justice at the heart of his mission, somehow lost in coalition and deficit reduction, is back.

Published 11 May 2015

Blog: Would rent controls really improve the private rented sector?

RICS UK Residential Director Andrew Bulmer on some of the issues and views driving the debate about rent control in the UK's private rented sector.

Published 8 May 2015

Blog: 10 politicians, 4 volunteers, 3 towns, 2 shops and a whole load of coffee

By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland

Published 5 May 2015

Black’s Blog: Social housing in 1947

Cllr Black looks back to 1947

Published 30 April 2015

Blog: What future for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit can’t reduce poverty on its own, says Chris Goulden, head of poverty team at Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 28 April 2015

Blog: Scottish Liberal Democrats Manifesto: where small builds big

By Hew Edgar, policy manger (Scotland) at RICS

Published 23 April 2015

Black’s Blog – Housing officer Ian Storrar

Cllr Jimmy Black reflects on the death of a housing officer

Published 21 April 2015

Blog: The SNP manifesto: a taxing investment

By Hew Edgar, RICS, policy manger (Scotland)

Published 21 April 2015

Black's Blog - Right to Buy

Published 15 April 2015

Blog: Social landlords to face new procurement rules

By Andrew Carlin, commercial director of PfH Scotland

Published 13 April 2015

Blog: Are we moving in the right direction in tackling homelessness in Scotland?

By Lisa Glass at Shelter Scotland

Published 9 April 2015

Blog: New proposals for a private tenancy: five things renters need to know

By James Battye at Shelter Scotland

Published 9 April 2015

Development Spotlight: Central Bellsmyre – West Dunbartonshire Council

Name and location of development: Central Bellsmyre - three sites at Aitkenbar Drive/Auchenreoch Avenue, Penniecroft Avenue and Whiteford Crescent.

Published 8 April 2015