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RICS calls for balance in the private rented sector

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland has called for a balanced approach to the country’s private rented sector reforms.

Published 6 May 2015

Report highlights ‘grotesquely disproportionate’ impact of welfare reform on women

A new report has called on the Scottish Government to implement a gendered response to welfare reform mitigation after it found the cuts have had a “grotesquely disproportionate impact” on women.

Published 6 May 2015

Council tax commission calls for evidence

The Scottish Government's Commission on Local Tax Reform has appealed to the public and interested organisations to submit evidence on the future of local government funding.

Published 6 May 2015

Call to make heating a part of building law

Scottish Renewables has called for a change in planning rules in Glasgow to force developers to consider low cost communal heating systems.

Published 6 May 2015

New Gowrie Care residential autism service opens in Angus

Councillor Glennis Middleton, convenor of the social work and health committee in Angus, opened a new modern and high-tech residential autism care facility in Brechin last week.

Published 6 May 2015

Wates Living Space first to achieve gold TPAS accreditation in Scotland

Wates Living Space is the first contractor organisation in Scotland to achieve the TPAS accreditation under a new assessment process launched in 2014.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish PRS landlords urged to make their voices heard this election

Scottish Association of Landlords chief executive John Blackwood has urged the country’s private landlords to voice their concerns in the upcoming Westminster election.

Published 6 May 2015

Miller Homes to increase housebuilding target after profit jump

Miller Homes has raised its projections to 3,000 homes a year after strong profit growth last year.

Published 6 May 2015

Event to reveal proposal for new council housing in Methil

Fife Council is giving people the chance to discuss a private developer’s plans for a proposed new affordable housing development at the former Bowling Green in Wellesley Road, Methil.

Published 6 May 2015

Scottish landlord exodus ‘imminent’, survey claims

The removal of no fault grounds for repossession and the spectre of rent controls in city hotspots will result in an exodus of landlords from the Scottish private rented sector (PRS), new research has suggested.

Published 5 May 2015

Easthall Park nominated as small social landlord of the year

Easthall Park Housing Co-operative has been shortlisted in the ‘Social Landlord of the Year – Small’ category at the Housing Excellence Awards 2015.

Published 5 May 2015

LinkLiving reaccredited as ‘Investors in Volunteers’

LinkLiving Ltd has been reaccredited as an Investor in Volunteers which recognises the support the organisation provides to its volunteers.

Published 5 May 2015

Homes for Scotland appoints new director of planning

Trade body Homes for Scotland (HFS) has appointed Nicola Barclay as director of planning with responsibility for ensuring that the organisation’s planning function is utilised to the maximum benefit of members and helps enable the development of homes of all tenures across the country.

Published 5 May 2015

Aberdeenshire Council rejects two travellers planning applications

Planning applications for a travellers site were rejected last week at an Aberdeenshire Council meeting. 

Published 5 May 2015

UNISON and Child Poverty Action Group call on UK government to make work fair

The Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and UNISON have joined together to call on political parties to lay out policies to tackle in-work poverty.

Published 5 May 2015