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Over 200,000 Scottish children in relative poverty

New figures which reveal 210,000 children are living in relative poverty in Scotland after housing costs have been paid, have been condemned as ‘unacceptable’ by social justice secretary Alex Neil.

Published 26 June 2015

Research demonstrates link between regeneration and life prospects in Glasgow

Regeneration has helped residents in one of Glasgow’s poorest areas to realise their potential to the extent that they significantly outperform the city average on two key economic measures, according to a new report.

Published 26 June 2015

Renfrewshire unveils £6m poverty blueprint

Renfrewshire Council is to be the first local authority in Scotland to set up a child poverty fighting fund after councillors unanimously approved the allocation of the scheme.

Published 26 June 2015

Prudence pays off as Moray Council reveals £5m surplus

Moray Council made a working surplus of more than £5 million in the last financial year, figures presented to councillors have shown.

Published 26 June 2015

Pupils dig deep for school time capsule at Aberdeenshire developments

Time capsules have been buried at two Aberdeenshire housing projects after local children looked back to the future.

Published 26 June 2015

UK private renters pay double the European average

Britain’s private rents are the highest in Europe, take up the biggest chunk of people’s salaries and are among the least secure, according to new analysis by the National Housing Federation.

Published 25 June 2015

Aberdeenshire Housing Partnership hosts ‘Creating a fairer Scotland’ meeting

As a key part of an initiative recently launched by the Scottish Government, people across Scotland are being asked to take part in a national discussion about how the country can be a fairer and more equal place to live.

Published 25 June 2015

Blog: Land Reform Bill – What are the implications for Scottish land and property?

By Jonathan Henson, Savills head of rural in Scotland

Published 25 June 2015

Argyll and Bute Council reduces savings target

The amount of money that Argyll and Bute Council will need to save over the next few years is less than it had previously expected, the council has said.

Published 25 June 2015

Housing associations join Fife Council’s online Home Swap system

Housing association tenants in Fife can now swap homes with local authority tenants after Fife Housing Register Partners (FHR) revealed it is to join Fife Council’s online Home Swap system.

Published 25 June 2015

Blog: Four proposals on #fairerscotland

We need to face up to inequalities, and find solutions, to reduce poverty in a fair way, says Jim McCormick, Scotland adviser at Jospeh Rowentree Foundation.

Published 25 June 2015

SHARE unveils Committee Learner of the Year 2015

Milnbank Housing Association management committee member Nick Halls has been named as the SHARE Committee Learner of the Year for the second occasion.

Published 25 June 2015

Lovell wins British Safety Council management awards

Lovell has received two awards from the British Safety Council for its health and safety management performance on two projects in Scotland.

Published 25 June 2015

New health and social care partnership established in West Dunbartonshire

A new partnership responsible for health and social care provision across West Dunbartonshire will be established on July 1.

Published 25 June 2015

Three cheers for Bield volunteers

Tenants and staff at Bield retirement housing developments in West Lothian and Selkirk have been celebrating the important role of volunteers by dedicating time completely to them.

Published 25 June 2015