UK Government

Private rent debts double during pandemic, new figures reveal

The proportion of private renters in arrears in England has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic according to new UK Government data.

Published 14 October 2021

First Ministers demand Universal Credit cut reversal

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined with the First Minister of Wales and the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson “do the right thing” by reversing the decision to withdraw the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credit.

Published 4 October 2021

Council confirms bids to Community Renewal Fund for six Glasgow projects

Glasgow City Council has submitted bids for six city projects to the UK Government's Community Renewal Fund.

Published 22 June 2021

Argyll and Bute Council secures funding to fight against fuel poverty

Argyll and Bute Council and Argyll Community Housing Association (ACHA) have welcomed the investment of £1.23 million from the UK Government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator (SHDFD) project.

Published 26 March 2021

Over 50,000 households to get warmer, greener homes in £562m boost

From this week, the homes of 50,000 UK households will be upgraded with green improvements from a £562 million fund, reducing carbon emissions and supporting thousands of green jobs across the country.

Published 23 March 2021

UK homes with hydrogen boilers and hobs to be built in April

In April, the UK’s first homes to be fitted with boilers and hobs that run on hydrogen rather than fossil fuel gas will be built in Gateshead.

Published 16 February 2021

British Gas to keep gas boilers despite phase out hopes

British Gas has confirmed that it will continue to sell and advertise gas boilers despite government hopes to start phasing them out.

Published 15 December 2020

Finance secretary Kate Forbes calls for £98bn economic stimulus package

Finance secretary Kate Forbes has called on the UK Government to prioritise public services and economic recovery through a fresh fiscal stimulus package of £98 billion, ahead of the Spending Review on Wednesday.

Published 23 November 2020

UK Government announces 100% state-backed loans for small businesses

The UK Government has announced that small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders.

Published 28 April 2020

Chancellor announces further support for UK businesses amid coronavirus pandemic

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies.

Published 3 April 2020

Greens call for end to 'cruel' benefits cap

Scottish Greens have called for the UK Government to end a controversial cap on benefits, as figures showed over 3,364 Scottish families are having their social security entitlements cut.

Published 10 February 2020