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Lorna Wilson appointed new chief executive at Barrhead Housing Association

Barrhead Housing Association has announced the appointment of Lorna Wilson to head the team following a rigorous and competitive recruitment process.

Published 30 September 2020

Housing 'the single most important' factor in reducing poverty in Edinburgh

There is no solution to poverty in Edinburgh without resolving the city’s housing and homelessness crisis, according to a wide-ranging report which has called on the Scottish Government, as an urgent priority, to ensure the city has the right funding and support to meet its social housing expansion needs.

Published 30 September 2020

Dr Jim McCormick: A Just Capital: Actions to End Poverty in Edinburgh

As the Edinburgh Poverty Commission launches its final report today, chair Dr Jim McCormick sets out the Commission’s journey, what it has learned along the way, and what it is calling for next.

Published 30 September 2020

Minister pledges safe delivery of affordable homes as COVID hits 50,000 target

The annual number of affordable homes approved and started have increased over the past year despite coronavirus having a major impact over the lockdown period.

Published 30 September 2020

Regulator publishes updated corporate plan and summary of current work to reflect COVID-19

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published an updated corporate plan and a summary of what it will do this year which take account of the impact of COVID-19 on its work and the operating environment for social landlords. 

Published 30 September 2020

Caledonia Housing Association's 'giving back' initiative boosts tenants and staff

Employees of Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) boosted community engagement during COVID-19 through the development of a new staff-led Giving Back initiative.

Published 30 September 2020

Wellhouse pleads for tenants in arrears to take up help in annual report

Wellhouse Housing Association(WHA) has published its annual landlord report with a call for tenants who have missed rent payments to come forward and seek help immediately.

Published 30 September 2020

Glasgow's affordable housing strategy progresses thanks to £100m investment

More than £100 million of development funding has been invested to date to increase the number of affordable homes in Glasgow as part of the city's housing strategy, a Glasgow City Council committee heard yesterday.

Published 30 September 2020

£81.5m deal signed to bring 346 Build-to-Rent apartments to Glasgow’s Candleriggs Square 

Candleriggs Development 2 Limited, the joint venture between Drum Property Group and Stamford Property Investments, has agreed an £81.5 million deal with Legal & General to deliver a major 346-apartment Build-to-Rent (BTR) scheme at Candleriggs Square in Glasgow. 

Published 30 September 2020

New framework outlines 30-year vision for future development of North Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the next step in the delivery of a document that will guide the development and regeneration of the north of the city over the next 30 years.

Published 30 September 2020

Glasgow City Council seeking court interdict to ban short-term let flat

Glasgow City Council is seeking what is believed to be one of the first court interdicts in Scotland to enforce an existing ban on a short-term let which has continued to advertise for bookings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 30 September 2020

Changes to developer obligations come into effect in Moray

Private and commercial developers are being reminded that Moray Council's new guidance on developer obligations comes into effect from today.

Published 30 September 2020

New social security legislation passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation to improve the benefits system to help those who need it most was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Published 30 September 2020

Scottish Government outlines £1.1bn health and social care sector funding

Scotland’s health and social care sector will receive £1.1 billion in additional funding to support its work through coronavirus pressures, health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced.

Published 30 September 2020

Scotland's economy is in recovery, but still fragile

Scotland’s economy has recovered half the fall in GDP which followed the implementation of the coronavirus lockdown, but may still not return to pre-pandemic levels until the end of 2023, according to the latest State of the Economy report. 

Published 30 September 2020