Blog: Is the UK heading for a break up and what are the implications for housing?

Following last year’s referendum on independence for Scotland and the SNP surge in the General Election, what does the future hold for the make-up of the UK? Annie Mauger, director of CIH’s national business units, shares her views ahead of Housing 2015.

Published 20 May 2015

Scottish house prices driven up due to ‘pre-election uncertainty’

House prices in Scotland rose in April ahead of the General Election with 31 per cent more surveyors reporting house price increases, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 May 2015

Blog: What now for the welfare of Scotland?

David Bookbinder on the tricky issue of welfare in Scotland and the UK following last week’s general election result.

Published 12 May 2015

SFHA calls for early focus on devolution

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the record cohort of SNP MPs heading to Westminster to make the devolution of further powers to Scotland a priority.

Published 11 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

Blog: 10 politicians, 4 volunteers, 3 towns, 2 shops and a whole load of coffee

By Fiona King at Shelter Scotland

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

Universal Credit and rent controls dominate Dundee West hustings

Representatives from five of the General Election candidates for the Dundee West constituency came together last night to debate social housing and devolution last night in a hustings organised by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and co-hosted by Angus Housing Association.

Published 29 April 2015

GE2015: SNP calls for 100,000 affordable UK homes per year

The SNP has called on the UK government to increase housing investment to enable 100,000 affordable homes to be built in the UK every year.

Published 28 April 2015

Blog: What future for Universal Credit?

Universal Credit can’t reduce poverty on its own, says Chris Goulden, head of poverty team at Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Published 28 April 2015

GE2015: Labour’s housing manifesto draws widespread criticism

Labour’s latest housing plans will only make the housing crisis worse, an array of sector bodies have warned.

Published 28 April 2015

SNP manifesto backs annual target of 100,000 UK affordable homes

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

Public invited to question Dundee West candidates at housing hustings

The candidates for the five main parties in Dundee West will gather for a public debate on social housing and related issues next week in an event co-hosted by Angus Housing Association and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 21 April 2015

Parties debate social housing and devolution in Scotland

Representatives from four of Scotland's political parties debated social housing and devolution last night in a hustings organised by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

Published 17 April 2015

SFHA hustings to take place in Edinburgh

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is hosting a hustings event tonight in the Edinburgh South constituency, where candidates will go head-to-head with housing perspectives on additional powers for Scotland.

Published 16 April 2015