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Council cancels £4.5m Paisley housing retrofit programme

A £4.5 million retrofit programme to reduce carbon emissions and boost the energy efficiency of 75 terraced homes in Paisley has been cancelled by Renfrewshire Council.

Published 28 October 2020

Regulator reports first fall in temporary accommodation use as homelessness applications decrease continues

The number of people who applied to local authorities as homeless has fallen for the second month in a row, according to new data from the Scottish Housing Regulator.

Published 28 October 2020

Mother who had Universal Credit reduced due to Maternity Allowance fails to challenge benefit rules

A woman who argued it was unlawful to distinguish between Statutory Maternity Pay and state Maternity Allowance when calculating how much a person should receive in Universal Credit has failed in her claim before an English court.

Published 28 October 2020

Scottish Government crisis grants soar during lockdown

The amount paid out in crisis grants to people in need increased by more than three quarters in the early stages of lockdown, according to the latest Scottish Government figures.

Published 28 October 2020

Glasgow approves regeneration frameworks for Blythswood and Central districts

Frameworks to guide the regeneration of the Blythswood and Central districts of Glasgow city centre over the next decade have been approved.

Published 28 October 2020

Decision due on restoration of 'once palatial' Fife mansion

Councillors will today make a decision on plans to rescue a historic ruin that was known for decades as the seat of the Rothes family and resembled Holyrood Palace in its heyday.

Published 28 October 2020

IPPR Scotland calls for action to help families repair finances ahead of COVID-19 winter

Urgent action is needed to help families repair their finances to stay afloat over the coming months in the face of a COVID-19 winter, according to a new report from IPPR Scotland.

Published 28 October 2020

Scottish Land Commissioners reappointed

Professor David Adams and Megan MacInnes have been reappointed as Scottish Land Commissioners.

Published 28 October 2020

Custom Build Homes appoints John Baird as new enabling coordinator

Edinburgh-based Custom Build Homes (CBH) has appointed John Baird as its new enabling coordinator.

Published 28 October 2020

Frankfield Loch flows into public ownership

Taylor Wimpey has handed over the ownership of Frankfield Loch to North Lanarkshire Council, moving the loch into public ownership.

Published 28 October 2020

Dundee City Council agrees £6m housing expenditure programme

Dundee City Council has taken action to tackle the worsening housing crisis in the city, by agreeing to take £312,000 from an Environmental Improvement Fund to provide £6 million in capital expenditure to build or buy new homes.

Published 27 October 2020

Internal investigation into construction contracts awarded by Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council has initiated a corporate fraud investigation into the awarding of construction contracts.

Published 27 October 2020

Edinburgh begins Granton Waterfront housing consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched a public consultation into its plans for the first phase of housing for the development of Granton Waterfront.

Published 27 October 2020

Scottish Construction Now forging ahead with 10,000 daily subscribers

Scottish Housing News is pleased to report that our sister publication Scottish Construction Now has passed a significant milestone breaking through the 10,000 subscribers mark to its free daily newsletter with over more than 140,000 unique visitors to the website each month.

Published 27 October 2020

Campion Homes improves margins despite challenging COVID-19 climate

Fife-based Campion Homes has reported positive financial results for the 12 months to 30th June 2020 despite a three-month closure due to COVID-19.

Published 27 October 2020