First minister Nicola Sturgeon has laid out plans to introduce new bills to improve security for private tenants, introduce rent controls and abolish the ‘bedroom tax’ as early as possible.
Published 1 September 2015
By Beth Reid, policy manager at Crisis Scotland
Published 27 August 2015
New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.
Published 11 August 2015
Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
Published 4 August 2015
Despite the introduction of some of the most progressive homelessness legislation in the world, less than half of single homeless people in Scotland are found accommodation when they ask for help, according to a new report by homelessness charity Crisis.
Published 30 July 2015
Intervening to help people when they first become homeless can save between £3,000 and £18,000 for every person helped, according to a new study.
Published 28 July 2015
Dr Ben Sanders from Crisis Scotland looks behind the falling homelessness statistics.
Published 24 July 2015
Glasgow City Council has told Scottish Housing News that it “fully acknowledges” people have had to be turned away from its homelessness services as it struggles to deal with a “logjam” in temporary accommodation.
Published 28 May 2015
The UK government unveiled more details of its Housing Bill during the Queen’s Speech yesterday but the plans have been greeted with a mixed reaction.
Published 28 May 2015
The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement that will change the way English local authorities determine who is vulnerable enough for help with their housing.
Published 14 May 2015
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon delivered her party’s election manifesto yesterday, promising to end austerity and deliver 100,000 affordable homes in the UK.
Published 21 April 2015
The number of people becoming homeless in Scotland fell by five per cent last year although the number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation increased, new figures have revealed.
Published 31 March 2015
MPs have called for a full and “urgent” independent review to investigate whether benefit sanctions are being applied appropriately, fairly and proportionately.
Published 24 March 2015
A report into benefit sanctions by homelessness charity Crisis has revealed a postcode lottery where people are more likely to be penalised than others.The report found significant variations in sanction rates in different parts of the UK with Aberdeenshire and Clackmannanshire among the areas where people are most likely to be sanctioned.
Published 10 March 2015