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Sixty Icon Regulator refuses request to use homes as pensions security
Two Scottish housing associations have been blocked from using homes as security against their pension deficits.
Inside Housing - Posted 24/04/2014

An independent Scotland would be unable to support its own welfare system, Government insists
Vulnerable people would be put at risk in an independent Scotland because they would lose the safety net of a UK-wide welfare system, Coalition ministers have warned.
The Independent - Posted 24/04/2014

Sixty Icon Iain Duncan Smith warns over costs of Scottish welfare pledges
Work and pensions secretary says Scottish government has not explained how independent Scotland would afford spending.
The Guardian - Posted 24/04/2014

Chartered surveyors warn of construction skills shortages
Skills shortages are threatening the pace of recovery of Scotland's construction industry, according to a survey.
BBC - Posted 24/04/2014

Yes vote 'boon' for northern England claims Salmond
Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has insisted Scottish independence would be a boon for the north of England because it would rebalance the UK economy.
BBC - Posted 24/04/2014

Housing Bill: Ministers should stand firm on the age issue - David Bookbinder
Today’s Stage One debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill is a pre-cursor to the detailed examination of the provisions at its (Committee) Stage Two next month. Much of the Bill is uncontentious. Alas, though, not Section 5, which removes the current prohibition on taking age into account in allocations.
HousingNet - Posted 24/04/2014

Sixty Icon SNP: Expert highlights opportunity to develop fairer welfare system and tackle poverty
The SNP has welcomed an intervention in the referendum debate highlighting Scotland’s potential to tackle poverty –as more evidence of the devastating impact of Westminster’s welfare reforms was revealed in a new report.
Politics Home - Posted 23/04/2014

Payday lending summit staged in Glasgow
Plans to reduce the number of payday lenders on the high street are being discussed at Scotland's first payday lending summit in Glasgow.
BBC - Posted 23/04/2014

Gordon Brown: union man
Former PM has challenged the idea that politics and society can be neatly separated, by raising pensions in the Scotland debate.
The Guardian - Posted 23/04/2014

Further fall reported in Scottish shop sales
Scotland's shops have reported another fall in sales - although they said part of the explanation was the date of Easter.
BBC - Posted 23/04/2014

Home energy efficiency scheme given £4m boost
A further £4 million has been added to extend a Scottish home renewables scheme, Alex Salmond has announced.
Inside Housing - Posted 23/04/2014

Sixty Icon Fuel poor households to lose £50 million
Scotland’s most vulnerable households will be hit hardest by the Tory-led coalition's proposed changes to the energy company obligation (ECO), the Scottish government has claimed.
24 Housing - Posted 23/04/2014

New Director for Grampian Housing Association
Leading north east based landlord and charity Grampian Housing Association, is pleased to announce it has appointed Craig Stirrat to the new post of Director of Business Development.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 22/04/2014

Sixty Icon Lerwick in Shetland set to benefit from superfast broadband
Lerwick in Shetland is set to be the first Scottish island community to benefit from superfast broadband technology.
BBC - Posted 22/04/2014

Gordon Brown: 'Scotland's pensions protected by UK'
Scottish pensioners are "better protected" while Scotland shares "risks and resources" with the rest of the UK, Gordon Brown will say later.
BBC - Posted 22/04/2014

Sixty Icon A Scottish tall storey reprieve - in pictures
Plans to demolish distinctive tower blocks in Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scrapped.
The Guardian - Posted 21/04/2014

Bank of Scotland survey: Labour market growth continues
The job market continued to grow last month, although at a slower rate than the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland.
BBC - Posted 21/04/2014

Sixty Icon Scottish government announces £4m extra funding for green energy scheme
The Scottish government has announced £4m of extra funding for a scheme which helps Scottish households generate their own green energy.
BBC - Posted 20/04/2014

£1bn regeneration masterplan for Dundee's waterfront
With an international museum, a new train station, a marina and an enormous park all in the pipeline, there is no end to the ambition in the masterplan city planners have drawn up for the Dundee waterfront. They are even looking at building an urban beach which doubles as an ice rink.
BBC - Posted 20/04/2014

Deputy First Minister marks the start of work on Stornoway development
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday (Wednesday 16 April) marked the start of work on a new development that will provide 32 affordable homes to rent and buy in Stornoway.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 20/04/2014

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