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Apprentice Challenge highlights the importance of nurturing young talent

A national two-day challenge for housing apprentices will kick off today.

Published 3 June 2015

Scottish Veterans Residences’ Glasgow complex shortlisted for Saltire Society award

A £6.7 million housing complex in Glasgow has been shortlisted for the prestigious Saltire Society Housing Design Awards.

Published 3 June 2015

BHA apprentice ready to take on SFHA Apprentice Challenge

Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has congratulated its modern apprentice Kathryn Taylor after she gained a place at this year’s Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Apprentice Challenge.

Published 3 June 2015

Smartphone app allows Perth & Kinross tenants to pay rent

Perth & Kinross Council housing tenants can now use a smartphone app to pay their rent hassle-free, anywhere and anytime.

Published 3 June 2015

Lone parents, disabled women and refugees ‘impacted most’ by benefit sanctions

Calls for new welfare at Holyrood to be used to redress some the “devastating” impacts of benefit sanctions on women will be heard by MSPs today.

Published 2 June 2015

Kingdom marks beginning of Tullibody project with donation to local environment group

Kingdom Housing Association has marked the beginning of its first affordable housing project in Clackmannanshire with the presentation of a cheque for £1,000 to the Delph Pond Forum which is improving the natural environment in Tullibody.

Published 2 June 2015

Dundee to discuss council housing improvements and Home Owner Support Fund

More than £1.6 million of improvements to council houses across Dundee are set to be discussed by councillors next week.

Published 2 June 2015

Highland Council pilots alternative Universal Credit payment arrangements

The Highland Council is the first local authority in the UK to trial a new Universal Credit application process that enables landlords to electronically submit an Alternative Payment Arrangement to support vulnerable tenants.

Published 2 June 2015

Report: The Smith Commission and beyond: the devolution of housing benefit to the Scottish Parliament

Shelter Scotland has published a paper which sets out the principles it believes should underpin further devolution of social security - including housing benefit – to the Scottish Parliament, and what steps the Scottish Government and UK governments should take in relation to the devolution of social security.

Published 2 June 2015

England: Lord Kerslake and housing lawyers question right to buy plan

David Cameron’s pledge to offer a right to buy to all housing-association tenants has been questioned by housing lawyers and a former civil service chief.

Published 2 June 2015

TPO Scotland established with sales and lettings Codes of Practice

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland as it officially marked the launch of TPO Scotland.

Published 2 June 2015

England: Housing association sets up estate agency

A housing association has set up its own estate agency to help raise funds for new affordable homes.

Published 2 June 2015

River Clyde Homes tackles fuel poverty in Inverclyde

Over 80 Port Glasgow homes are enjoying being connected to the gas network for the first time and are already benefitting from cheaper fuel bills and more efficient heating.

Published 2 June 2015

Lovell achieves Investors in Young People accreditation

Affordable housing developer Lovell has achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation, the only people management standard which focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of people aged between 18 and 24.

Published 2 June 2015

Shelter Scotland’s digital housing and homelessness advice service goes live

People in Scotland facing bad housing and homelessness will now be able to access free, housing, money and debt advice via their computer, tablets and mobile phones – with one-to-one support and signposting provided digitally from housing advisors.

Published 2 June 2015