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Aberdeenshire Council sets budget for 2020/21

Aberdeenshire Council successfully set its budget for 2020/21 yesterday, setting out its response to coronavirus and the commitment of the council to provide support to communities and businesses, to protect its workforce and to maintain essential critical services.

Published 19 March 2020

Letter to the Editor: Taskforce needed to coordinate coronavirus impact on homelessness

Ahead of tomorrow’s expected ministerial statement on the Scottish Government’s eviction measures, Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown outlines immediate actions required to assist rough sleepers and help prevent further homelessness.

Published 18 March 2020

Call for hotels to provide homeless accommodation as charity closes winter shelter

Glasgow City Mission has called for hotel rooms to be used to house Scotland’s rough sleepers as the charity began an early phased closure of its Winter Night Shelter.

Published 18 March 2020

‘Immediate and substantial increase’ required to Scottish Welfare Fund

A coalition of anti-poverty charities is today calling for a significant boost to the Scottish Welfare Fund to protect people in poverty.

Published 18 March 2020

Thousands call for emergency protections for tenants during pandemic

A petition calling on the Scottish Government to take emergency measures to protect tenants from coronavirus has attracted thousands of signatures.

Published 18 March 2020

MSP calls for energy bill amnesty for struggling consumers

Bob Doris MSP and the Glasgow North West Citizens Advice Bureau have written to the UK energy trade association to urge companies to do all they can to support struggling customers.

Published 18 March 2020

England: £3.2m emergency funding to help rough sleepers isolate

Local authorities in England are to be given access to £3.2 million of emergency funding to help rough sleepers, or those at risk of rough sleeping, to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Published 18 March 2020

Wales: Housing minister confirms Help to Buy loan interest repayment holiday

The Welsh Government is introducing a temporary three month interest repayment holiday for interest bearing Help to Buy Wales customers who may suffer financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 18 March 2020

Glen Oaks Housing Association lodges plans for Arden site

A planning application has been submitted for 30 houses and cottage flats for the Arden area of Glasgow.

Published 18 March 2020

Eildon ‘delighted’ with Scottish Home Awards finalist confirmation

Eildon Housing Association is celebrating after it was shortlisted in two categories in the Scottish Home Awards 2020.

Published 18 March 2020

Work begins on nine new council homes in Leslie

Councillor Judy Hamilton, convener of Fife Council's community and housing services committee, marked the start of construction of nine new council houses in Leslie by performing the sod-cutting ceremony.

Published 18 March 2020

Hillcrest Futures service user has bus named after him

Bus enthusiast Daniel Aberdein was left delighted when National Express Xplore Dundee named one of its buses after him.

Published 18 March 2020

Aberdeenshire Council schedules LDP consultation

Aberdeenshire Council is preparing its public consultation as part of an eight-week consultation on its Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 (LDP).

Published 18 March 2020

Persimmon buys Dundee school site with plans for 62 homes

Persimmon Homes North Scotland has successfully secured the land for a £9.3 million new development in at the 4.79-acre Kingspark School site in Dundee.

Published 18 March 2020

Planting starts at Urban Union's Pennywell Nature Garden

The first trees have been planted at the new Pennywell Nature Garden – with local school kids getting involved in the project.

Published 18 March 2020