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Kingdom drivers go green

Kingdom Housing Association company vehicle drivers have completed a training course which is designed to help increase fuel efficiency.

Published 10 March 2015

SFHA’s Resource for Investment Scheme marks another milestone

A pioneering housing association investment scheme marked another milestone yesterday with the launch of a member led steering group to progress the initiative.

Published 10 March 2015

Charity Bank loan secures social housing boost for Glasgow

A Scottish property investment company has taken a big step forward in helping to address the chronic lack of social housing in Greater Glasgow as it secures funding to buy 80 properties to rent to people on benefits or low incomes over the next two years.

Published 10 March 2015

JRF study analyses impact of austerity on poorest communities

Poorer Scots report feeling more confused and less secure following rapid cuts to their incomes, according to a study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).It finds signs of close knit communities lending support to some members but an overall picture of heightened risk and instability.

Published 10 March 2015

Report reveals benefit sanction ‘hotspots’ across Britain

A report into benefit sanctions by homelessness charity Crisis has revealed a postcode lottery where people are more likely to be penalised than others.The report found significant variations in sanction rates in different parts of the UK with Aberdeenshire and Clackmannanshire among the areas where people are most likely to be sanctioned.

Published 10 March 2015

LHC launches PQQ for aluminium window and door companies

LHC is seeking to hear from companies with experience of supplying and installing aluminium windows and doors in social housing and other public sector buildings.

Published 5 March 2015

Housing option for Aberdeenshire school site

School buildings in a north east town could be demolished to make way for housing and office space.

Published 5 March 2015

Churches urge benefit sanctions rethink

A new report from a coalition of major UK churches has revealed that around 6,500 children in Scotland were affected by benefit sanctions in 2013/14.

Published 5 March 2015

Rent arrears increase by £10m in twelve months

Rent arrears for council homes across Scotland have increased by £10 million in a year, according to new figures.

Published 5 March 2015

Parents and disabled claimants ‘disproportionately affected’ by welfare reforms

Parents and people with disabilities are being hit hardest by the UK government’s programme of welfare reform according to new research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

Published 5 March 2015