Scottish Government

Scottish Government commits another £40m in Allia C&C’s charitable bonds

The Scottish Government has confirmed it will invest a further £40 million in Allia C&C’s Scottish Charitable Bond programme for 2020/21, to help continue to deliver its social housing targets.

Published 1 April 2020

£1 billion business support fund opens

The Scottish Government has launched a £1 billion business support fund meaning businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 25 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £350m measures to protect vulnerable

The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £2.2bn fund for business affected by coronavirus

Yesterday, economy secretary Fiona Hyslop announced a series of measures to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus on businesses in Scotland, including a £2.2 billion for businesses.

Published 19 March 2020

Cairn Housing Association pledges support to take tech into its homes

Cairn Housing Association has signed up to a collaborative initiative that aims to develop and foster new technology-based solutions to help to drive improvements in its service to tenants.

Published 10 March 2020

Work starts on £1.4m affordable homes site in Biggar

The first sod was cut this week on a 24-home affordable housing development in Biggar.

Published 4 March 2020

Homes for Scotland: Political leadership, resourcing and infrastructure key to Housing to 2040

Political leadership, adequate resourcing and delivery of supporting infrastructure are all essential if Scotland is to have the volume and range of quality homes it requires to meet the diverse needs of its population in 20 years’ time, according to Homes for Scotland (HFS).

Published 3 March 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland launches campaign to help those struggling with Council Tax bills

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today launched a new campaign to help people who are struggling to pay their Council Tax bills after new figures revealed Scots owe almost £7 million in arrears.

Published 2 March 2020

Fife Council agrees 2020-21 budget amid £15m budget gap

Members of Fife Council have agreed a budget for the year ahead which includes a 4.84% council tax increase amid a £15.449 million budget gap.

Published 28 February 2020

Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal secures £214m investment package

The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, which will ensure a £214 million investment package, was signed at a special event at Forth Valley College yesterday.

Published 27 February 2020

SFHA: Scottish Government must commit to long-term funding beyond 2021

Ahead of today’s Scottish Budget debate, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has called for clarity regarding the scale and funding of the next affordable housing supply programme (AHSP).

Published 27 February 2020

£220m to be invested in Scottish National Investment Bank to help achieve net-zero emissions

Around £220 million of further funding has been announced for the Scottish National Investment Bank to help Scotland transition to net-zero carbon emissions.

Published 17 February 2020

Shirley-Anne Somerville: Investing in Scotland’s social security system

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, cabinet secretary for social security and older people, discusses how the Scottish Government is creating the new infrastructure for a new public service for Scotland.

Published 14 February 2020

Midlothian Council agrees Council Tax and budget

Midlothian Council has unanimously agreed the budget for the year ahead which it said will provide much-needed certainty to residents, staff and organisations who rely on council services and funding despite a further cut in core funding from the Scottish Government.

Published 12 February 2020

£20m issued in first year of Scottish Government's Best Start Grant

Over £20 million in payments have been issued in the first year of the Scottish Government's new Best Start Grant, according to new figures.

Published 12 February 2020