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18 energy suppliers pay £10.4m for contract renewal failures

Eighteen energy suppliers are issuing refunds and redress payments worth £10.4 million after Ofgem found the companies did not adhere to price protection rules.

Published 2 March 2021

England: New homes to run on 'poo power'

Excess heat recovered from the sewage treatment process could be used to power more than 2,000 homes thanks to a new carbon-cutting partnership between Thames Water and Kingston Council.

Published 2 March 2021

Sanctuary transfer a ‘fresh start’ for former Thistle tenants

Tenants of Glasgow-based Thistle Housing Association today completed their transfer from the troubled landlord to Sanctuary Scotland.

Published 1 March 2021

£275m West Lothian low carbon development submitted for planning

Proposals for the delivery of a £275 million residential-led mixed-use development and relocation of existing farm space to new state-of-the-art facilities have now been submitted to West Lothian Council.

Published 1 March 2021

Board member, secretary and long-time Melville tenant John Scott 'will be sadly missed'

Staff and board members of Melville Housing Association were extremely saddened to hear of the death of long-time board member and tenant John Scott.

Published 1 March 2021

Regulator updates advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published updated advisory guidance for RSL governing bodies during COVID-19.

Published 1 March 2021

Rural Stirling Housing Association celebrates award for Claish Farm site

The design and construction of affordable homes in Callandar has won an award for the safety of the site’s COVID-19 arrangements, relationship with neighbouring businesses and the use of effective paving in the design.

Published 1 March 2021

Cunninghame marks further investment for Ardrossan town centre

Work has started on a project in Ardrossan town centre which will provide Cunninghame Housing Association with a purpose-designed headquarters for its Residents Service tradespersons.

Published 1 March 2021

Link’s shared equity initiatives helping buyers and building success

Link Group has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s First Home Fund evaluation which outlines the impact of the scheme in helping over 8,000 households into home ownership in Scotland.

Published 1 March 2021

East Dunbartonshire Council agrees £28m housing revenue budget

East Dunbartonshire Council agreed its housing revenue and capital budget for the year ahead at its special council meeting last week after approving a rent increase of just 0.5%.

Published 1 March 2021

New council homes completed in Dalry

The latest generation of modern and energy-efficient council homes have been completed in North Ayrshire.

Published 1 March 2021

Fife Council to increase rents by 1.5%

Fife Council has agreed a one-year rent increase of 1.5% for council houses from April 2021 – adding £1.13 a week to the average rent cost - to help fund investment of more than £250 million in housing over the next three years.

Published 1 March 2021

£4 million Home Heating Support Fund launched

A £4 million support fund has been launched to help Scots struggling with their energy bills during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published 1 March 2021

CAS: Universal Credit uplift must be made permanent in upcoming Budget

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is telling MPs ahead of this week’s Budget that the Chancellor must make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit (UC) permanent.

Published 1 March 2021

Minister issues open letter reminding construction sector to follow COVID-19 safety guidance

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has written an open letter to the construction industry to thank them for their hard work, and for complying with the lockdown restrictions.

Published 1 March 2021