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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

Scotland must tackle poverty among workless families
Scotland must get to grips with poverty among workless families if it is to reduce child poverty, according to a new report by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Govtoday - Posted 06/02/2014

Kingdom housing secures £80,000 boost to help unemployed back to work
Kingdom Housing Association has been awarded a grant of £80,000 to offer a new service to Fife's unemployed to help them overcome their barriers to employment.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 06/02/2014

Sixty Icon The minor prophet and the bedroom tax miracle
In these atheistic, agnostic and even ahistorical times, the Prophet Micah is not often referenced in contemporary political discourse. Iain Gray managed it today - advising his fellow MSPs to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.
BBC - Posted 06/02/2014

Sixty Icon 'Slow progress' on elderly care reforms in Scotland
A major Scottish government programme to reform elderly care has made slow progress, a spending watchdog has said.
BBC - Posted 06/02/2014

Scottish housing providers awarded £3m to fight fuel poverty
Twenty-five housing provider projects have received almost £3 million over the past year towards green projects to reduce fuel poverty.
24 Housing - Posted 05/02/2014

Fife tenants fear ‘bedroom tax' will cost them their homes
Fife tenants whose children have flown the nest could soon be forced to give up family homes they have lived in for years, says a local councillor.
The Courier (register) - Posted 05/02/2014

Sixty Icon MSPs pass pre-referendum Scottish budget
MSPs have overwhelmingly approved the Scottish government's final budget before September's independence referendum.
BBC - Posted 05/02/2014

Sixty Icon Scotland sees a sharp rise in house sales
The number of Scottish homes changing hands rose sharply in the last quarter, according to the latest official figures.
BBC - Posted 05/02/2014

Sixty Icon Reforming the ‘iniquitous' bedroom tax
The Welfare Reform Committee at Holyrood has published an interim report on the bedroom tax, which it condemns as ‘iniquitous’ and a breach of human rights.
Social Policy - Posted 04/02/2014

Report: Benefits reforms 'have stalled progress on child poverty'
Child poverty in Scotland fell by almost twice the level in England over a decade, new analysis in the run-up to the independence referendum has shown.
STV News - Posted 04/02/2014

Lift legal restrictions on Discretionary Housing Payments says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
The cap on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) should be lifted to ease the burden on hard-pressed households in Scotland says Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Housing - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon SNP faces showdown over bid to beat bedroom tax
The UK government is set to block SNP moves to pump in an extra £15 million of emergency funding to effectively neutralise the impact of the so-called bedroom tax in Scotland.
The Scotsman - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Around £3m committed to combat fuel poverty in Scotland
Almost £3 million has been committed to 25 green projects over the past year, in a Scottish Government drive to combat fuel poverty.
Inside Housing - Posted 04/02/2014

Sixty Icon Cordale and Caledonia Partnership
A Special General Meeting of Cordale Housing Association was held on Thursday 30 January to consider a proposal to adopt new rules which would enable Cordale to enter a partnership with Caledonia Housing Association.
Housing Scotland Today - Posted 04/02/2014

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