Scottish Greens



Scottish child payment doubles to £20 per week from April 2022

The Scottish Child Payment will be doubled to £20 per week per child from April 2022.

Published 30 November 2021

Above inflation rent increases spark calls for rent controls and more social housing

Average rents for two-bedroom properties have increased above inflation in ten out of 18 areas in Scotland compared with 2020, according to official figures from the Scottish Government.

Published 17 November 2021

Patrick Harvie set to be appointed as minister for tenants' rights

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie will be formally appointed as minister for zero carbon buildings, active travel and tenants’ rights following the approval of a working agreement between the Greens and the SNP.

Published 31 August 2021

Scottish Green Party members approve cooperation deal

Members of the Scottish Green Party have approved the party’s cooperation agreement with the SNP that clears the way for co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater to become Scotland's first Green ministers.

Published 30 August 2021

Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie nominated for housing and energy ministerial roles

Scottish Greens co-leaders Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie are set to take on ministerial roles for transport, housing and energy as part of a working agreement with the Scottish Government.

Published 27 August 2021

Government and Greens agreement signals boost for affordable homes and tenants’ rights

Plans to implement an effective national system of rent controls, enhance tenants’ rights and deliver 110,000 affordable homes by 2032 have been outlined as part of a working agreement between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Green Party Parliamentary Group.

Published 23 August 2021

Scottish Greens calls for support as benefit cap cuts hit record high

The Scottish Greens are calling on the Scottish Government to guarantee full mitigation of the benefit cap.

Published 28 June 2021

Scottish Greens call for greater role for tenants unions

The Scottish Government’s Private Rented Sector Resilience Group should include a role for tenant’s unions, the Scottish Greens have said.

Published 17 June 2021

Covid eviction ban extension 'under close consideration'

Further measures to protect people from eviction proceedings are “under close consideration” by the Scottish Government, John Swinney has said.

Published 21 May 2021

Election: Greens call for action to tackle Glasgow’s housing crisis

Scottish Greens candidate for Glasgow Kelvin Patrick Harvie visited a development site in Partick yesterday to discuss the party’s plans to tackle the "massive unmet need" for social and affordable housing in Glasgow and prevent housing inequality worsening in the area and across Scotland. 

Published 29 April 2021

Election: Scottish Greens pledge more empty property powers for councils

Scottish Greens have pledged to give councils more powers to improve local services and bring vacant properties back into use.

Published 12 April 2021

Election: Scottish Greens propose rent controls as part of 'new deal' for renters

The Scottish Greens will today promise to introduce rent controls as part of a ‘new deal' for renters to enshrine people’s right to a home.

Published 31 March 2021

Election: Scottish Greens announce plans for 100,000 jobs to fuel green recovery

The Scottish Greens’ election manifesto will contain plans to create more than 100,000 jobs to fuel a green recovery from the pandemic and tackle the climate emergency, the party has revealed.

Published 29 March 2021

Scottish Greens back Citizens’ Assembly's call for rent controls

The Scottish Greens have echoed calls from the Citizens’ Assembly for the introduction of rent controls to combat "inflation-busting rent rises" across Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

NUS: Scottish student renters face financial crisis due to pandemic

Over two-thirds of student renters (71%) in Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay rent with a quarter having been unable to pay rent (25%) and a third unable to pay bills (33%) during the pandemic, a new survey from NUS Scotland has found.

Published 13 January 2021