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Sixty Icon Social landlord agrees immigration deal with the Home Office
Glasgow landlord to report suspicions over legal status of housing applicants.
Inside Housing - Posted 21/02/2014

Sixty Icon SFHA raises concerns over Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill implications
Speaking ahead of today’s (Thursday 20 February) Stage 1 Debate on the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that its members are "genuinely concerned" about many aspects of the Bill, including the limits below EU thresholds for contracts, where public procurement processes will now apply.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Posted 20/02/2014

Sixty Icon Inverclyde Council to announce Cosla departure
Inverclyde Council is expected to confirm that it intends to leave the local government organisation Cosla.
BBC - Posted 20/02/2014

Scottish housing association appoints new CEO
A Scottish social landlord has appointed the current director of Home Group (Scotland) as its new chief executive.
Inside Housing - Posted 19/02/2014

Sixty Icon Nicki Donaldson named new Chief Executive of Fife Housing Association
Fife Housing Association Group is delighted to announce Nicki Donaldson as its new Chief Executive. Nicki will join the association in May 2014.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 19/02/2014

Nearly 7,000 extra households receive assistance in just one month.
Nearly 7,000 Scots households have claimed emergency housing help during December 2013.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 19/02/2014

SFHA gives evidence on Defective and Dangerous Buildings Bill
Ahead of its evidence session to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee yesterday (Tuesday 19 February) on the Defective and Dangerous Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill, Susan Torrance, Policy Manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, said: "The safety of people living in buildings where the liability for upkeep and repairs is split between many parties, such as a tenement block of flats, is paramount.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 19/02/2014

New care homes in Lumphinnans and Glenrothes
Plans to build new care homes in Lumphinnans and Glenrothes have taken an important step forward as staff, service users and their familieswere given the opportunity to give their comments on the designs for the new buildings.
Fife Council - Posted 19/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scottish government to receive powers to issue finance bonds
The Scottish government is to be given the power to issue its own bonds, the UK government has confirmed.
BBC - Posted 19/02/2014

Sixty Icon Independent Scotland is the only way to scrap bedroom tax for good says Margaret Burgess as DHP statistics are released
The only way to scrap the bedroom tax for good is through the powers of an independent Scottish Parliament said Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess as new statistics reveal that nearly 7,000 households in Scotland have claimed emergency housing help during December 2013.
Housing - Posted 19/02/2014

Sixty Icon Highland Council service points cuts may 'damage communities'
Highland Council has been accused of damaging fragile rural communities through plans to reduce the number of council service points in the region.
BBC - Posted 19/02/2014

Scottish households awarded £18.6m in DHP
Scottish councils have given £18.6 million in discretionary housing payments in the nine months to December, according to official figures.
Inside Housing - Posted 18/02/2014

Remodelled sheltered housing scheme to expand
A service to remodel traditional sheltered housing is to be further expanded across Scotland.
24 Housing - Posted 18/02/2014

Scottish Government seeks views on Home Report
The Scottish Government is inviting people who have bought or sold their homes to put forward their views on how the Home Report can be improved or adapted to suit the needs of buyers and sellers in the current housing market.
Housing - Posted 18/02/2014

7,000 extra households had bedroom tax help in December
Nearly 7,000 Scottish households hit by the bedroom tax claimed emergency housing help during December 2013, a new official report has revealed.
24 Housing - Posted 18/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scottish social care watchdog promises to make services ‘transparent'
Scotland’s social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has announced a drive to provide better information about poorly performing care services, as well as highlight those services that demonstrate leading-edge practice. - Posted 17/02/2014

Council budgets: Warning of massive job losses ahead as Fife passes plans
An estimated 700 jobs will be lost from Fife Council over the next three years with no guarantees that there won’t be compulsory redundancies, the local authority’s leader Councillor Alex Rowley confirmed today.
The Courier (register) - Posted 17/02/2014

Scottish Housing Regulator publishes 2012/13 loan portfolio annual returns analysis
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has published a detailed analysis of the borrowings and other funding arrangements registered social landlords (RSLs) had in place as at 31 March 2013.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 17/02/2014

Sixty Icon West Dunbartonshire Council rent rise to be invested in housing
Rents for council tenants in West Dunbartonshire are to rise by 7.63%, which the council states will help fund improvements to housing.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 17/02/2014

Sixty Icon Growth of loans for Scottish social landlords lowest since 2004
The growth of loans available to Scottish housing associations has been squeezed to its lowest rate since 2004, an official report has found.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/02/2014

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