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Cupar County Buildings housing transformation underway

A project to convert unused office space at Cupar County Buildings into social housing is now underway.

Published 29 April 2015

Pilot which offers homes to short-term prisoners extended

A pilot project which reduces reoffending and supports around 750 prisoners and ex-offenders every year will be extended to March 2017 thanks to an additional £200,000 funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 29 April 2015

Social Investment Scotland launches new third sector fund

UK investors are being targeted by a new pioneering Scottish third sector fund which aims to provide a social as well as financial return.

Published 29 April 2015

Scottish house prices up 13.3 per cent

House prices rose 13.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014-15 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to official statistics published by Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 29 April 2015

Scottish Housing Regulator promotes protection for whistleblowers

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published factsheets on whistleblowing which explain the protection for whistleblowers who report public interest disclosures to the regulator.

Published 28 April 2015

Glasgow Credit Union makes £10m pledge to first-time buyers

Glasgow Credit Union has pledged to make £10 million available to help first time buyers onto the property ladder this year from as little as £1000 deposit.

Published 28 April 2015

Housing targets threatened by skill shortages, warns FMB

Plans to alleviate Scotland’s housing crisis could be threatened by increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned.

Published 28 April 2015

Work starts on new Alexandria affordable housing

The start of a new development of affordable housing in central Alexandria was marked by a ‘sod cutting’ ceremony last week.

Published 28 April 2015

GE2015: SNP calls for 100,000 affordable UK homes per year

The SNP has called on the UK government to increase housing investment to enable 100,000 affordable homes to be built in the UK every year.

Published 28 April 2015

East Renfrewshire landlords set to get expert advice at special event

Landlords who own properties in East Renfrewshire are set to get some expert advice on letting and related topics including tenancy deposit schemes and the Trusted Trader scheme at a special event tonight.

Published 28 April 2015

GE2015: Labour’s housing manifesto draws widespread criticism

Labour’s latest housing plans will only make the housing crisis worse, an array of sector bodies have warned.

Published 28 April 2015

Wales: Housing manifesto launched for 2016 election

Twenty Welsh housing organisations have joined together under the Homes for All Cymru banner to launch their manifesto, ahead of the National Assembly for Wales 2016 election.

Published 28 April 2015

Signed Colin Stein shirt anonymously donated to Shelter Scotland

A Shelter Scotland charity shop in Clarkston is hoping to score with an auction of a signed Scotland shirt.

Published 28 April 2015

Sex offender strategy ‘not fit for purpose’, landlords warn

A group of 15 community-based housing associations in Glasgow are demanding that the Scottish Government carry out a root and branch review of its strategy for providing housing for sex offenders.

Published 24 April 2015

Regulator explains how it deals with potentially serious issues

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the first in a new series of information notes about how it works.

Published 24 April 2015