Scottish Labour



SFHA lambasts continued roll-out of ‘catastrophic’ Universal Credit

The continued roll-out of Universal Credit will have “catastrophic consequences” for some of the most vulnerable in society as well as undermine the sustainability of housing associations, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.

Published 7 September 2017

Calls for tougher energy targets for PRS homes

Scottish Labour has called on the Scottish Government to introduce tougher targets to make private rented homes more energy efficient.

Published 8 August 2017

Government accused of ‘underestimating’ scale of Scottish housing crisis

The Scottish Government is underestimating social housing demand in Scotland by around 30%, according to new analysis from Scottish Labour.

Published 4 August 2017

Help to Buy isn’t helping working people, claims Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour has criticised the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy scheme for only providing a boost to the affluent after new figures revealed that the average income of households participating in the scheme was £46,000.

Published 10 July 2017

Labour-run councils can ‘lead the way’ in delivering the homes Scotland needs

Scottish Labour has called for a co-ordinated approach to be brought forward across the country to support the delivery of affordable housing and to tackle homelessness.

Published 19 April 2017

Labour calls for PRS reform amid £2bn housing benefit spend to private landlords

New figures which reveal that private landlords in Scotland have made billions of pounds from housing benefit claimants in five years have led to calls for reform in the sector by Scottish Labour.

Published 4 January 2017

Scottish Labour makes plea for new fuel poverty elimination target

Scottish Labour is to use an upcoming Holyrood debate to call for a new target to eliminate fuel poverty after the Scottish Government failed to meet its pledge to eradicate the problem.

Published 14 November 2016

Scottish Labour vows to end the housing crisis in manifesto

Scottish Labour has launched its manifesto for the Holyrood election, pledging to end the housing crisis by helping first-time buyers to save for a deposit, tackling rip-off rent rises and building 60,000 affordable homes.

Published 28 April 2016

Macintosh given housing role on new Scottish Labour front bench

New Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has announced her front bench team with key housing and planning roles for Ken Macintosh.

Published 20 August 2015

Macintosh makes housing centre of Labour leadership bid

Scottish Labour leadership contender Ken Macintosh has said the party would make housing a priority under his leadership.

Published 10 July 2015