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CAS: Universal Credit advice soars by 10% during pandemic

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to retain the £20 increase in Universal Credit ahead of a Westminster debate today.

Published 18 January 2021

Vulnerable young people given more support into employment

Funding of almost £1 million to help more vulnerable young people across Scotland into work has been announced by economy secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Published 18 January 2021

Glasgow unveils £469m plan for 4,400 affordable homes over next five years

Glasgow City Council yesterday approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan for the city over the 2021-26 period, a time which will see £469.71 million affordable housing supply programme grant funding made available with the aim of building an additional 4,400 affordable homes.

Published 15 January 2021

Shettleston Housing Association receives £45m funding package from RBS

Shettleston Housing Association has welcomed a £45 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to refinance existing loans and enable completion of its new build development programme within the area.

Published 15 January 2021

New tradesman announcement 'no material change' for housing service providers

The First Minister's announcement this week that the current guidance regarding only carrying out essential works in homes would become law does not represent any material change for housing service providers, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has confirmed.

Published 15 January 2021

Ministers reject Edinburgh short-term let enforcement notice appeals

Appeals into enforcement notices served by the City of Edinburgh Council to bring the unlawful use of properties for short-term lets have been dismissed by the Scottish Government.

Published 15 January 2021

Smith Scott Mullan Associates welcomes Kingdom framework success

Kingdom Housing Association has appointed Smith Scott Mullan Associates to its framework for architect and multi-discipline design team services.

Published 15 January 2021

Record day for Scottish Construction Now

Wednesday was a record day for Scottish Construction Now with over 30,000 visitors to its website.

Published 15 January 2021

Kirkwood Homes plan recommended for approval

Kirkwood Homes is seeking permission to build 284 new homes at the northern border of Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

Published 15 January 2021

Speakers line-up unveiled for 10th Scottish Empty Homes Conference

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership has announced a dynamic line-up of speakers for its first ever digital conference, which will be held 1-3 February 2021.

Published 15 January 2021

James Gibb appoints David Leese as chief operating officer

James Gibb residential factors has appointed David Leese to its senior management team, in the newly-created position of chief operating officer.

Published 15 January 2021

Homeless people can buy affordable homes in London, says Shaun Bailey

Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for London mayor, has sparked rage after suggesting that people experiencing homelessness would be able to save up a £5,000 deposit to buy a share of a newly build affordable home in the city.

Published 15 January 2021

New fundraising campaign launches by Ise of Raasay residents for energy efficiency projects

Residents of the Isle of Raasay have launched a fundraising campaign to build two new community hydroelectric schemes that will generate enough green energy to power all their homes and provide income for local projects.

Published 15 January 2021

North Lanarkshire Council launches new child payment

North Lanarkshire Council's Tackling Poverty Group is launching a new North Lanarkshire Child Payment to support the families of 10,000 children in the area.

Published 15 January 2021

Tougher restrictions in place for tradesmen entering private homes

Nicola Sturgeon has tightened the rules on tradesmen and women entering private homes during lockdown but construction sites are permitted to continue with current operating procedures.

Published 14 January 2021