Scottish Government

North Lanarkshire Council launches new child payment

North Lanarkshire Council's Tackling Poverty Group is launching a new North Lanarkshire Child Payment to support the families of 10,000 children in the area.

Published 15 January 2021

Fuel Bank Foundation receives £444,500 from fuel poverty fund

The Fuel Bank Foundation has become the first organisation to receive a share of the Scottish Government's £7 million Fuel Poverty Fund to tackle fuel poverty this winter.

Published 14 January 2021

56,000 parents apply for Scottish Child Payment

Parents across Scotland have been applying early for the new Scottish Child Payment that will open on Monday 15 February.

Published 8 January 2021

Guild Homes seeks to reduce affordable housing contribution

Housebuilder Guild Homes is seeking to overturn a 'disproportionate' financial contribution on one of its latest projects.

Published 7 January 2021

New homes completed in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk

More than 30 new properties are being made available for social rent in Stonehaven and Laurencekirk following the completion of two new developments.

Published 24 December 2020

Scottish Government launches adult disability payment consultation

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation the Adult Disability Payment.

Published 23 December 2020

SFHA: No update to guidance affecting social housing sector planned by Scottish Government

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has highlighted the Scottish Government's confirmation that no updates to guidance affecting the social housing sector are planned to be published in advance of 26 December.

Published 22 December 2020

Scottish Government publishes quarterly housing statistics

A total of 1,057 affordable housing supply homes completed in the latest quarter, July to September 2020, an increase of 860 homes on the 197 completions in the previous quarter, April to June 2020.

Published 16 December 2020

New report highlights positive impact of Best Start Grant

Scotland’s least well-off families have seen a marked increase in their income from three Scottish Government benefits, according to an evaluation published today.

Published 16 December 2020

Glasgow tenants to influence rent reform in city

Glasgow residents will have their say on possible reforms to the private rented sector in the city after councillors agreed that there is a rent crisis.

Published 15 December 2020

Superfast broadband for homes and businesses in the North of Scotland

Work to bring superfast broadband to the North of Scotland, including some of the most remote rural and island communities, will start in the New Year.

Published 15 December 2020

SLE calls for 'urgent rethink' on licensing of short-term lets during COVID recovery

Pursuing a new licensing regime for short-term lets in the midst of the pandemic has the potential to cause further serious damage to the rural economy, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has said.

Published 14 December 2020

Plans approved for Aberdour housing development on appeal

A Scottish Government reporter has overturned a decision by Fife Council to reject plans to build 125 homes in Aberdour.

Published 14 December 2020

Scottish Government announces almost £6m funding to tackle social isolation

Almost £6 million in funding from the Scottish Government will provide friendship and human connection to people at risk of social isolation and loneliness over the winter months.

Published 14 December 2020

Scottish Government announces extra support for low income families

Charities working with children and families on low incomes will receive a share of £3.3 million to help meet the needs of those affected by poverty at Christmas and in the new year.

Published 11 December 2020