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Consultation on the Home Report - Analysis of Responses
Findings from the Scottish Government's consultation on the Home Report. The consultation sought the views and experiences of people who have used the Home Report and of those that are involved in the house buying and selling system.
The Scottish Government - Posted 07/05/2014

Revealed: How learning is hit by yawning poverty gap
The stark impact of poverty on the lives of Scots from deprived backgrounds has been laid bare in two major reports revealing the yawning gap between society's haves and have-nots.
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 07/05/2014

Scotland's chance to lead the way for private renters
Today Ed Miliband set out the UK Labour party’s offer for private renters: long-term tenancies coupled with stable rent increase and no letting agent fees.
Shelter Scotland - Posted 07/05/2014

Sixty Icon Time to close ‘persistent and significant' attainment gap between rich and poor Scottish children
The attainment gap between poorer and richer children in Scotland still remains ‘persistent and significant’, according to a new report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) published today (7 May).
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 07/05/2014

Sixty Icon JRF report shows increased housing supply is crucial, says CIH Scotland
The huge increase in the number of people in poverty in the private rented sector reinforces the importance of maximising the supply of new social sector housing, says CIH Scotland.
HousingNet - Posted 07/05/2014

Sixty Icon Call for action to tackle child poverty attainment gap
More needs to be done to help children from the poorest families do well at school, according to a new report.
BBC - Posted 07/05/2014

Closing the attainment gap in Scottish education
How can we close the attainment gap between pupils from high and low-income families in Scotland?
Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Posted 07/05/2014

Scottish Government given power to lift cap on Discretionary Housing Payments
Westminster has given the Scottish Government the power to lift the cap on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) which provide financial help for those affected by welfare reforms.
Housing - Posted 06/05/2014

Edinburgh Council to write off £5.5m repairs debt
Edinburgh Council is to write off £5.5m of the debt owed following the collapse of its property repairs service.
BBC - Posted 06/05/2014

Sixty Icon Appeal date for Cawdor Road housing project in Nairn
A date has been set for an appeal hearing to decide whether a major housing project goes ahead in Nairn.
BBC - Posted 06/05/2014

CIH Scotland welcomes decision on lifting DHP cap
CIH Scotland has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to devolve to the Scottish Government a power to raise the existing limit on Discretionary Housing Payment expenditure.
Chartered Institute of Housing - Posted 06/05/2014

Proposed 'age discrimination' removed from Scottish housing bill
The Scottish Government has dropped a section of the Housing (Scotland) Bill that would have allowed social landlords to discriminate between tenants on the basis of age.
Inside Housing - Posted 06/05/2014

Sixty Icon Putting the 'bedroom tax' in a shallow grave?
It seemed no doubt, in the words of a not too successful spin doctor, a good day to bury bad news.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 06/05/2014

Revealed: inequality at heart of Scotland
The richest 10% of households in Scotland have 900 times the accumulated wealth of the poorest 10%, according to a new Scottish Government analysis showing the scale of the country's "wealth gap".
Herald Scotland (register) - Posted 06/05/2014

Sixty Icon CIH Scotland disappointed by decision on Housing Bill age issue
CIH Scotland says it is extremely disappointed by the Housing Minister's decision to drop Section 5 of the Housing Bill, which would have lifted the prohibition on taking age into account in allocations.
HousingNet - Posted 06/05/2014

Green energy supplies £1m funding for community projects
Community projects across the Highlands have been given £1m from a charity funded by onshore wind farms.
BBC - Posted 06/05/2014

Call for health checks for construction apprentices
Tackling work-related ill health among construction apprentices could save the Scottish economy more than £30m over the next decade, new figures suggest.
BBC - Posted 05/05/2014

Scottish Government given power to 'end bedroom tax'
Scotland is being given more powers to mitigate the “bedroom tax” in a move expected to gain ground for the UK Government ahead of the vote on Scottish independence.
The Independent - Posted 04/05/2014

Scottish greens urge action over pay inequality
The Scottish Greens are calling for action to tackle what they claim is a growing inequality in workers' salaries.
BBC - Posted 04/05/2014

Holyrood offered powers to offset housing benefit changes in Scotland
The UK government is to devolve the power to set the cap on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) in Scotland.
BBC - Posted 04/05/2014

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