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Companies House extends filing deadlines

Due to the current public health situation and the impact of coronavirus on companies (e.g. self-isolating), Companies House is now automatically granting a two-month extension to file company accounts.  

Published 20 March 2020

Simon Allison: Coronavirus – a guide for employers

Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises.

Published 20 March 2020

Gilson Gray issues guidance for businesses on Statutory Sick Pay

Law firm Gilson Gray has issued helpful guidance for employers and employees looking for clarity on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to affect businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Published 20 March 2020

West Dunbartonshire Council suspends all current eviction cases

Council tenants facing eviction in West Dunbartonshire have been given a temporary reprieve after the local authority decided it would be "morally wrong" to continue cases in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

Regulator reveals change in focus towards monitoring impact of coronavirus on social landlords

The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) is to postpone all but the most critical regulatory engagements to allow the organisation and landlords to focus on the most serious existing risks or those that emerge from the current pandemic. 

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £350m measures to protect vulnerable

The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

Homelessness charities call on governments to meet urgent need to protect rough sleepers

Leading homelessness charities have written to national and UK governments seeking urgent support for people facing homelessness to be able to protect themselves from COVID-19.

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish landlord body issues advice to help tenants during COVID-19 outbreak

Scotland’s dedicated national landlord organisation has issued a five-point plan for its members to ensure they can help tenants affected by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Published 19 March 2020

Eildon secures £11m of funding for affordable homes in the Borders

Eildon Housing has secured more than £11 million of affordable housing grant thanks to its ongoing partnership working with the Scottish Government’s More Homes Division and Scottish Borders Council.

Published 19 March 2020

Utilities framework delivers big savings for Kingdom Housing Association

Kingdom Housing Association has made an average cost saving of 26.67% across its utility supplies thanks to its use of the Scottish Government Utilities Framework agreement.

Published 19 March 2020

Affordable homes set for Winchburgh after Barratt contract agreed

Winchburgh Developments Limited (WDL) has agreed a new contract with Barratt Homes to sell land to the housebuilder for 95 new three- and four-bedroom homes, including 20 affordable homes.

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £2.2bn fund for business affected by coronavirus

Yesterday, economy secretary Fiona Hyslop announced a series of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus on businesses in Scotland, including a £2.2 billion for businesses.

Published 19 March 2020

England: Complete ban on evictions and additional protection for renters

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announced emergency legislation to ensure no renters in England will be forced out of their home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

Bellsmyre tenants urged to vote 'yes' for £30m regeneration plans

A ballot giving Bellsmyre Housing Association tenants the option to transfer to Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) is now open.

Published 19 March 2020

Cowie homes conditionally approved

Stirling Council has conditionally approved plans for 19 new homes to be built near a Cowie primary school.

Published 19 March 2020