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New Scotland Bill moves a step closer

Legislation to bring new devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament took a significant step forward yesterday as it passed its first parliamentary hurdle without a vote.

Published 9 June 2015

Scotland’s budget cut revised from £176.8m to £107m

Cuts to the Scottish budget this year will be £70 million less than previously estimated, the UK government has confirmed.

Published 9 June 2015

First time buyers and parents disagree over difficulty of owning a home

A new report has found a wide disconnect between prospective first-time buyers and their parents with regards to their perception of the first-time buyer market.

Published 9 June 2015

Construction firm admits guilt over Glasgow site death

A construction company has admitted to breaching health and safety laws after a worker was crushed to death by a steel frame at a Queens Cross Housing Association building site in Glasgow.

Published 9 June 2015

Cala Homes to include affordable housing at Haddington development

Cala Homes has been given planning permission for a development of 376 new homes at Letham Mains on the west side of Haddington in East Lothian.

Published 9 June 2015

Tenants ‘at the heart’ of Caledonia’s Letham housing plans

Caledonia Housing Association has suggested that its multi-million-pound regeneration of a section of a Perth housing estate will produce high quality homes, tackle anti-social behaviour and improve the community.

Published 9 June 2015

Dundee City Council approves £1.6m housing investment

Dundee City Council has backed proposals which will see more than £1.6 million of improvements to council houses across the city.

Published 9 June 2015

Volunteers sought at Care and Repair Edinburgh

An Edinburgh-based charity is launching a campaign to recruit new volunteers, challenging local people in the capital to ‘change a life in a lunch-break’.

Published 9 June 2015

River Clyde Homes to host free family fun day

River Clyde Homes is inviting people to get in the summer mood by joining it for a free family fun day in Greenock on Saturday 20 June.

Published 9 June 2015

European Court VAT ruling deals ‘blow to private rented housing’

Landlords are calling for urgent discussions with ministers following a ruling by the European Court of Justice that will make it more expensive to insulate private rented housing.

Published 8 June 2015

Falkirk pension fund affordable homes investment hailed as a ‘trailblazer’

Falkirk Council’s Local Government Pension Scheme Fund has awarded fund manager Hearthstone Investments £30 million to invest in social and affordable housing in Scotland.

Published 8 June 2015

£21m to help disadvantaged households fund home improvements

The Scottish Government has announced a new three year scheme to help low income owner-occupiers carry out essential repairs and energy efficiency improvements to their homes.

Published 8 June 2015

Working families could become ‘second class savers’ under Universal Credit

Working families moving onto Universal Credit could become ‘second class savers’, with any money put aside potentially counting against their benefit entitlement, according to a new report published today by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation.

Published 8 June 2015

Weslo launches £5m property upgrade programme

Weslo Housing Management has launched a £5 million property upgrade programme for its properties across West Lothian.

Published 8 June 2015

Eildon’s modernisation programme brings double dividends

Eildon Housing is embarking on a full modernisation programme to replace kitchens, bathrooms and heating systems to over 440 homes.

Published 8 June 2015