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MPs call on Holyrood to pay all bedroom tax
Westminster MPs have called on the Scottish Government to reimburse all tenants who have paid the "bedroom tax".
Evening Times - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon Duncan Maclennan: Scotland should have levied a 1p tax to deal with housing and social problems
Leading housing academic says the referendum is a distraction from solving a host of social ills in Scotland.
The Guardian - Posted 12/02/2014

Sixty Icon Charities voice concern over welfare fund underspend
Charities including Barnardo's and Shelter Scotland have expressed concern over an underspend on a crisis fund to help people needing financial aid.
BBC - Posted 12/02/2014

Scotland pays out 35,000 hardship grants to poorest families
A total of 35,000 emergency hardship payments were paid to some of Scotland’s poorest households over the past six months, figures released today reveal.
Inside Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scottish Government announces £7M for welfare support
Those hardest hit by Westminster's welfare reforms are set to benefit from a £7 million investment in mitigation services, it was confirmed yesterday (Monday 10 Febuary) by the Scottish Government.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Mundell urged to back removal of cap to allow extra Bedroom Tax support
Jim Eadie, MSP for Edinburgh Southern, has today (Monday) written to Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP urging him to support the call made by the Scottish government for Lord Freud and the UK Government to lift the cap on discretionary housing payments (DHPs).
Newsnet Scotland - Posted 11/02/2014

Sixty Icon Empty Homes Matchmaker Service Broadens Its Reach
Thirteen Scottish local authorities have joined forces through the ground-breaking Empty Homes Matchmaker service to make it easier for potential buyers of empty homes to access even more properties whose owners are willing to sell.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 11/02/2014

SHR publishes research on rent arrears six months into welfare reform
The Scottish Housing Regulator today (7 February) published the findings of the second phase of its research on the early impact of welfare reform on social landlords.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 11/02/2014

Fire at sheltered housing complex leaves three hospitalised
Four people have been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a sheltered housing complex in Glasgow.
Inside Housing - Posted 11/02/2014

£60m Glasgow student halls get green light
A £60m scheme to build two large student accommodation blocks on Beith Street in Glasgow has been given the go-ahead by planners.
Construction Enquirer - Posted 10/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scottish economy growth gains momentum, Bank of Scotland says
Growth in the Scottish economy gained momentum at the start of the year, according to a survey.
BBC - Posted 10/02/2014

Sixty Icon Affordable housing project delivered ahead of schedule
A £5 million affordable housing project in Fife has been delivered almost two months ahead of schedule.
24 Housing - Posted 10/02/2014

Scotland's social landlords say £5 million in lost rent 'a direct result' of the bedroom tax
Scottish councils and housing associations have found themselves £5 million out of pocket due to the bedroom tax, according to figures published today.
24 Housing - Posted 10/02/2014

Sixty Icon Housing Regulator publishes research on rent arrears six months into Welfare Reform
The Scottish Housing Regulator today published the findings of the second phase of its research on the early impact of Welfare Reform on social landlords. The research covers the period to September 2013, six months into the removal of the Housing Benefit Spare Room Subsidy (commonly known as the ‘bedroom tax’).
Scottish Housing Regulator - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Bedroom tax funding - celebration and challenge - David Bookbinder
It has to be a cause for significant celebration that at a time of plentiful political division in Scotland, the two main parties have come together to identify what they see as a guaranteed solution to cover the cost of the bedroom tax in 2014/15.
HousingNet - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Coming home to roost
Scotland's housing market appears to be behaving quite well, according to this week's figures.
BBC - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scots 'bedroom tax' arrears amount to £5m
Rent arrears of at least £5m are owed to Scottish councils and housing associations as a result of the so-called "bedroom tax".
BBC - Posted 07/02/2014

Bedroom tax blamed for increase in arrears
Rent arrears in Scotland as a percentage of income have shot up by 16 per cent this year, with landlords reporting millions of pounds in rent outstanding because of the bedroom tax.
Inside Housing - Posted 07/02/2014

Sixty Icon Wheatley in talks to merge with Dunedin Canmore
Merger would be Wheatley’s first with an Edinburgh assocation.
Inside Housing - Posted 07/02/2014

Scottish Government seeks to erase ‘bedroom tax' in Scotland: SFHA welcomes good intentions but warns devil is in the detail
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has today welcomed the announcement by Cabinet Secretary John Swinney MSP of £12million additional funding in 2014/15 to help tenants affected by the so-called 'bedroom tax' but warned that anything short of full repeal is likely to be fraught with risks for landlords and tenants.
Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Posted 06/02/2014

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