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England: Supreme Court judgement to see councils revise homeless provision

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing.

Published 14 May 2015

Help to Buy scheme delivers 5,000 sales valued at £1bn

More than 5,000 families and first time buyers have purchased their home through the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, housing minister Margaret Burgess revealed yesterday.

Published 14 May 2015

First minister and the STUC agree on transfer of powers

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has shared “serious concerns” with the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) over the impact on the people of Scotland of the UK government's commitment to continued austerity.

Published 14 May 2015

Dundee celebrates Scottish Housing Quality Standard success

Dundee City Council’s housing stock has met the Scottish Housing Quality Standard (SHQS) thanks to £157 million of funding over more than a decade.

Published 14 May 2015

Special event to celebrate 40th anniversary of Hjaltland Housing Association

Hjaltland Housing Association (HHA) will mark its 40th anniversary next month with a special event at Lerwick Town Hall.

Published 14 May 2015

Scottish house prices driven up due to ‘pre-election uncertainty’

House prices in Scotland rose in April ahead of the General Election with 31 per cent more surveyors reporting house price increases, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 May 2015

Slaters and Thenue Housing help job hunters dress to impress

Unemployed workers bidding to get a job have been given a helping hand from famous menswear specialists Slaters.

Published 14 May 2015

Amateur football team kitted out thanks to Link

Link Group Ltd has sponsored the team strips and new training kit of a local amateur football team.

Published 14 May 2015

Glasgow homelessness workers step up strike action

Homelessness case workers are stepping up their strike with a rally in Glasgow today.

Published 14 May 2015

CIH Scotland welcomes Scottish Government PRS tenancy consultation

Moves by the Scottish Government to make private renting more secure for tenants have been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland.

Published 13 May 2015

Maureen Watson to leave SFHA

Maureen Watson is to leave the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) after more than 25 years, following a restructure of the organisation.

Published 13 May 2015

Link signs SCVO Digital Participation Charter

As part of its commitment to helping its tenants get online Link Group Ltd has become the latest signatory of the SCVO Digital Participation Charter.

Published 13 May 2015

Councillors urged to ‘stop procrastinating’ over Edinburgh’s Local Development Plan

Home builders have urged Edinburgh councillors preparing to meet tomorrow to move ahead with submitting the draft Local Development Plan to the Scottish Government for examination in order to start addressing the city’s housing shortage and avoid further delays.

Published 13 May 2015

Planning brief unveiled for former Dundee school site

Developers looking to build at a former school site in Dundee will have a broad outlines of what Dundee City Council expects if the redevelopment guidance is agreed at the city development committee next week.

Published 13 May 2015

Blog: My first month at CIH: opportunities and challenges

New CIH chief executive Terrie Alafat reflects on her first month at the helm.

Published 13 May 2015