Scottish Government

Scottish Government extends young carer grant

Young carers going through the immigration process will be able to apply for the Scottish Government’s Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status.

Published 4 February 2020

CAS welcomes new support for people facing funeral poverty

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of more support for people facing funeral poverty.

Published 3 February 2020

SFHA calls for more Scottish Government support in wake of Brexit report

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to a new report commissioned by the Scottish Government which claims that the “UK’s exit from the EU is highly likely to negatively impact the most vulnerable people” by calling on the government to put measures in place to support tenants across Scotland.

Published 28 January 2020

£4.5m Third Sector Homelessness Fund launched

The £4.5 million Third Sector Homelessness Fund is now open for applications.

Published 27 January 2020

City of Edinburgh Council 'on track' to deliver three-year budget

The City of Edinburgh Council has announced a new timetable to enable councillors to agree a three-year budget on 20 February.

Published 24 January 2020

Ypeople meets First Minister to celebrate intandem

Young people from a pioneering mentoring service delivered by Ypeople were among a group invited to meet with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at a special event to celebrate the intandem programme’s success.

Published 23 January 2020

UK Government refuses majority of disability benefit claims

Tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013 as the UK Government continues to refuse the majority of disability benefit claims, new analysis by the Scottish Government has found.

Published 23 January 2020

Cyrenians among recipients of latest round of Cashback for Communities funding

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 22 January 2020

New council homes approved for Maybole

Plans have been approved to build 14 new council homes on contaminated land in Maybole.

Published 17 January 2020

Homes planned at site of former Polmont care home

The former Oakbank Home on Wilson Avenue will be home to 21 new flats and seven new bungalows to be built by Falkirk Council if planning permission is obtained.

Published 17 January 2020

170,000 children eligible for new Scottish Child Payment benefit

An estimated 170,000 children will be eligible for the new £10 weekly Scottish Child Payment when it goes live later this year, the Scottish Government has revealed.

Published 17 January 2020

Western Isles empty homes scheme used for Airbnb style lets

Empty homes renovated under a scheme intended to ease pressure on housing stocks are being rented out to tourists in the Western Isles, according to a new report.

Published 16 January 2020

Age Scotland seeks views of over-55s on housing energy needs

Age Scotland, the national charity for older people, is seeking the views of people over the age of 55 about their housing and household energy needs.

Published 10 January 2020

Scottish Government launches online planning resource

The Scottish Government has launched a new website as a resource for following progress and joining in with some key strands of the continuing transformation of Scotland's planning system and national policy.

Published 10 January 2020

Fife planning refusal overturned by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has overruled Fife Council and granted permission for 200 homes to be built between Crossford and Cairneyhill.

Published 9 January 2020