Scottish Labour

Eviction ban extension to levels 1 and 2 'imperative', says Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour has added its voice to calls for the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban now that the whole of Scotland is in either level 2 or level 1.

Published 8 June 2021

Election: Housing forms key part of Scottish Labour's Climate Recovery Plan

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has today revealed his Climate Recovery Plan which sets out measures to achieve net zero emissions by 2045 including upgrading all homes to at least an energy efficiency rating of C or higher by 2030.

Published 8 April 2021

Heat Networks Bill set for Stage 3 debate

Proposed legislation to encourage greater deployment of heat networks in Scotland in order to help reduce emissions from heating homes and buildings will be debated at Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament today.  

Published 23 February 2021

Huge spike in child homelessness sparks call for more homes and temporary accommodation limit

The Scottish Government has been urged to make a commitment to end the scandal of thousands of children living in temporary accommodation for months on end.

Published 9 February 2021

Housing minister urged to act now to prevent unfair evictions

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to revisit the Private Rented Tenancy regime to prevent landlords evicting tenants on unfair grounds following an award of the first wrongful termination order.

Published 26 January 2021

Scottish Labour unveils housing charter to protect and empower students

Students will be empowered to form tenants' unions and protected from unfair housing practices under new proposals unveiled by Scottish Labour.

Published 17 December 2020

Pauline McNeill calls for political support for Fair Rents Bill

Pauline McNeill MSP has stressed the 'urgent' need for rent controls as the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee completes its consultation into the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill.

Published 10 December 2020

GHA pays tribute to Maria Fyfe

One of GHA's first and longest-serving board members, Maria Fyfe, made a "huge and lasting contribution" to the transformation of housing in Glasgow, the Association has said.

Published 7 December 2020

Govan Law Centre increases pressure over Fair Rents Bill

Govan Law Centre has continued judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a Bill on rent increases.

Published 11 August 2020

Scottish Labour launches petition to ‘save Bill to protect renters’

A petition has been launched calling on the Scottish Government to formally adopt the Fair Rents (Scotland) Members Bill after the proposed legislation was dropped by the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee.

Published 7 July 2020

Holyrood committee drops rent controls bill

A bill to control rent levels is unlikely to be debated in Holyrood after the Local Government Committee decided there was not enough time to scrutinise it.

Published 1 July 2020

New bill seeks recognition of right to food in Scots law

Scottish Labour MSP Elaine Smith has this week launched a public consultation on a proposal for a bill that seeks to enshrine the human right to food, as recognised by the United Nations, into Scots law.

Published 25 June 2020

Scottish Human Rights Commission backs concerns over care homes rights breach

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes have raised “serious human rights concerns” under Article 2 of European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the right to life, the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has stated.

Published 17 June 2020

Scottish Labour calls for human rights probe into care homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Human Rights Commission to launch an investigation into the Scottish Government's treatment of care home residents. 

Published 15 June 2020

Energy firms urged to put people before profits as COVID-19 crisis continues

Scottish Labour has written to the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies asking them what they are doing to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic amid increased bills for customers due to increased time spent at home.

Published 18 May 2020