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IFS challenges Osborne to spell out £12bn welfare cuts plan

Chancellor George Osborne has been urged to specify exactly how he plans to cut £12 billion from welfare spending by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Published 20 March 2015

£645,000 funding boost for Dundee young runaways service

A service which helps young runaways and their families has had a funding boost of over £645,000 from to the Big Lottery Fund.

Published 20 March 2015

Scottish Government sets out first details on devolved benefits

Detailed information on the scale and reach of social security benefits to be devolved to Scotland has been published.

Published 20 March 2015

Light bulb moment for sheltered housing residents

People living in a Motherwell sheltered housing complex are feeling much brighter thanks to a new range of energy efficient lights.The project at Kerr Grieve Court is part of a drive by North Lanarkshire Council to make council homes and communal areas more energy efficient.

Published 20 March 2015

Wee Betty’s Bistro cooks up a storm at Bield development

A day care centre in Milngavie has cooked up an innovative service that allows people with any form of memory impairment to have an enjoyable dining experience with their friends and family.

Published 20 March 2015

Benefit cap ‘breaches children’s rights’ but not unlawful, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has criticised the UK government’s benefit cap for breaching international law on the rights of children but has declined to overturn the controversial policy.

Published 19 March 2015

New Help to Buy ISA ‘of little use’ if homes not available in first place

Scotland’s home building industry has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of a new Help to Buy ISA to assist those saving for their first property but warned it would be of little use north of the border unless there is help to build the homes that are needed in the first place.

Published 19 March 2015

Atrium Homes reveals relocation plans

Atrium Homes has started work on a brand new office base in the heart of Shortlees, its largest community.

Published 19 March 2015

North Lanarkshire energy team shortlisted for housing award

North Lanarkshire Council’s energy team has been recognised as one of the best in Britain.The Local Homes team who provide heating solutions, repairs and energy saving tips for council tenants has been shortlisted for the Maintaining High Quality Homes award by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing magazine.

Published 19 March 2015

Online money advice partnership to help Wheatley Group tenants budget

Wheatley Group tenants can get online help to manage their money and avoid costly pay-day loans.

Published 19 March 2015

Dundee housing convener visits energy efficiency project

A Dundee city councillor has visited an £3.5 million energy efficiency project being delivered by SSE in the city’s Woodside area.John Alexander, convener of Dundee City Council’s housing committee, met homeowners David and Anne Keen, who live in Woodside Terrace, and whose house has benefitted from external insulation.

Published 19 March 2015

Average Scottish house price 'hits record high'

Scottish house prices have hit record levels as average prices soared to nearly £167,000 in January, according to a report.

Published 19 March 2015

Bield support worker’s challenge is one in a million

A dementia support worker with Bield has kept the memory of her beloved sister and father very much alive as she continues to speed towards her £1 million fundraising target.

Published 19 March 2015

Public Art: ANCHO

Here are three beautiful portraits which were done by the Kidz Klub at ANCHO about three years ago with the help of a local artist David Reid.

Published 19 March 2015