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Sixty Icon Future-proofed against austerity: new Scottish social security system
Independent body will check that changes preserve human rights before Holyrood gets vote.
The Guardian - Posted 21/01/2018

Airbnb plans for 90-day restriction in Edinburgh
The online room renting service Airbnb is putting forward plans to ban Edinburgh landlords renting out their flats for longer than three months.
BBC - Posted 21/01/2018

Brexit uncertainty 'threat to investment'
Brexit could reduce business investment in Scotland by £1bn by 2019, the Scottish government's chief economist has warned.
BBC - Posted 21/01/2018

Scottish welfare assessment rights outlined
The Scottish government has confirmed that its social security legislation will allow people to have someone with them during welfare assessments.
BBC - Posted 21/01/2018

Frustration at leak of Highland Council draft cuts paper
Draft papers setting out possible cuts to Highland Council services and spending have been leaked.
BBC - Posted 21/01/2018

Sixty Icon Housing association working towards affordable warmth as Orkney remains top of fuel poverty league table
A reduction in fuel poverty in Orkney is a small step in the right direction but lots of work remains to ensure warmth is affordable for its residents, Orkney Housing Association (OHAL) has said.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 20/01/2018

Brexit may cut investment by £1bn by next year, economist warns
Brexit could reduce business investment in Scotland by £1 billion by 2019, a new report on the state of the economy has warned.
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 20/01/2018

Sixty Icon Thousands on benefits in private rented sector face eviction
Private landlords will not be so lenient with debtors as the social housing sector.
Third Force News - Posted 20/01/2018

Sixty Icon Plans to close Bield care homes across Scotland are 'barbaric', say families
Plans to shut care homes across Scotland and uproot vulnerable tenants have been branded “barbaric” by the families of those affected.
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 20/01/2018

Sixty Icon PDF: House Price Index - Scotland - November 2017
Scottish property market powers ahead of the rest of the UK.
Acadata - Posted 20/01/2018

Volunteer hosts to offer spare rooms to young people facing homelessness in Glasgow
Spare rooms in people’s homes in Glasgow are to be made available to young people facing the prospect of sleeping rough on the street, under a new initiative launch today by homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Sixty Icon Housing association chair appointed Board member at Clyde Gateway
A highly respected and active member of the Rutherglen community is set to take up the vacant position on the board of regeneration body Clyde Gateway URC.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Posted 19/01/2018

Bill amendment to ensure extra support for social security applicants
Anyone applying for social security assistance under Scotland’s new system will have a right to have someone with them during assessments or meetings, under new plans by the Scottish Government.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Sixty Icon Housing association CEO given position on South of Scotland Economic Partnership
Berwickshire Housing Association chief executive, Helen Forsyth, is to represent the third sector in a new partnership that aims to devise a fresh approach to economic development in the south of Scotland.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Sixty Icon Land purchase approved for Clydebank’s District Heating Network
Ambitious plans to make Clydebank “greenest town in Scotland” have taken another step forward after councillors agreed a deal to purchase land to build a District Heating Network energy centre.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Fresh drive to bring South Ayrshire empty homes back into full time use
Owners of unoccupied homes in South Ayrshire are being offered additional help to sell-up to increase the supply of affordable properties to the community.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Sixty Icon Airbnb plans to impose 90-day restriction on lets in Edinburgh
Short term letting company Airbnb is planning to restrict Edinburgh landlords using its platform from renting out flats for longer than 90 days a year as part of a series of proposals which aim to find a balance between serving tourists and residents in the Scottish capital.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/01/2018

Sixty Icon Council housing rent soars to £2m in Highlands
The roll-out of Universal Credit is being blamed for Highland Council rent arrears soaring by a third, topping almost £2million.
The Press and Journal - Posted 19/01/2018

Edinburgh leads the urban price league
The Scottish capital has the busiest housing market, leaving Cambridge and London behind.
The Times (register) - Posted 19/01/2018

Campaigners slam broken welfare system after claimant wins appeal
Claimant case was raised in prime minister's questions.
Third Force News - Posted 18/01/2018

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