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Plans for new Scots income tax system to be agreed
MSPs are to sign off changes to Scotland's income tax system which will set up new rates and bands.
BBC - Posted 20/02/2018

COSLA issues plea for additional resources for public pay rises
Scotland’s councils have pledged to full press the Scottish Government to make sure that additional resources for local government are built into future budgets.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/02/2018

Sixty Icon First-time buyers now ‘£31,000 better off’ than renters
The gap in costs between buying and renting in Scotland has continued to widen with first-time buyers now saving £31,000 when purchasing their own home, according to new research.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 19/02/2018

Sixty Icon Councils demand government cash for public pay rises
Councils have asked the Scottish government for more cash to pay for public sector pay rises.
BBC - Posted 19/02/2018

Sixty Icon Cash for child hunger as council tax to rise 3% in Edinburgh
There are now as many children in poverty as there are pupils at private school in Edinburgh, the local authority has claimed.
BBC - Posted 19/02/2018

Angus Council budget addresses priorities and £18m funding gap
Angus Council has approved a wide-ranging package of measures to make sure the local authority can address its priorities and close an unprecedented £18 million funding gap.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 17/02/2018

Sixty Icon Dryburgh residents left in the cold over cladding
Residents of a Dundee housing scheme said they have been left in the cold after being told their houses are not covered by a council grant for insulation.
The Courier (register) - Posted 17/02/2018

Free home insulation on offer to Aberdeen home owners and private tenants
Residents in Aberdeen are being given the opportunity to save money and improve the energy efficiency of their homes.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon It’s now time for action to tackle homelessness
Aoife Deery and Lisa Glass dissect a Holyrood committee’s report which outlined a series of recommendations to tackle homelessness in Scotland.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon National Housing Trust scheme criticised for ‘reviving Right to Buy’
The Scottish Government has been accused of “reviving the Right to Buy” policy after it was revealed that homes delivered through its National Housing Trust (NHT) scheme can be sold off and removed from public ownership.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon Longer term plans key for engaging communities, says Henry McLeish
The chair of the Scottish Alliance for People and Places, and former First Minister of Scotland, the Rt Hon. Henry McLeish, has called on the Scottish Government to be much more explicit about the requirement for local communities to be engaged at the earliest stages of the planning process.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon Angry Govanhill residents hit out at social housing rent hike
Residents are calling on a housing association to scrap a proposed rent increase.
Evening Times - Posted 16/02/2018

PDF: House Price Index - Scotland - December 2017 - Key Insights
Scottish house prices grow by 4.5% over 2017 - faster than any region in Britain.
Acadata - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon PDF: House Price Index - Scotland - December 2017
Scottish house prices grow by 4.5% over 2017 - faster than any region in Britain.
Acadata - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon Year-round meals plan to tackle 'holiday hunger' of school pupils
A Scottish council is planning to provide school meals 365 days a year to children from low income families.
BBC - Posted 16/02/2018

Sixty Icon PDF: Local Government and Communities Committee - Report on Homelessness, 6th Report, 2018 (Session 5)
In February 2017 the Committee agreed to undertake work on homelessness in Scotland. To inform itself of the issues, it visited charities providing homelessness services throughout Scotland to explore how people access homelessness services and services through the Housing Options approach.
The Scottish Parliament - Posted 15/02/2018

Aberdeen’s slowdown shows the dangers of being a one-industry town
Aberdeen has long been one of the UK’s most economically buoyant cities. In the 11 years that Centre for Cities has published Cities Outlook – our annual health-check on UK city economies – Aberdeen has ranked among the best performing cities when it comes to wages, skill-levels and innovation.
CityMetric - Posted 15/02/2018

How you can help Shelter Scotland to help young people who need a home
Shelter Scotland is looking for people in Edinburgh, Dundee, The Borders and Dumfries & Galloway to help the charity by taking part in some focus groups.
Scottish Housing News - Posted 15/02/2018

Sixty Icon Moray agrees 3% council tax rise and jobs set to go
Councillors in Moray have voted to raise council tax by 3% for 2018-19.
BBC - Posted 15/02/2018

Sixty Icon Highland councillors to consider planned savings
Councillors are to be asked to agree to a set of plans to help Highland Council close a £15m budget gap at a meeting on Thursday.
BBC - Posted 15/02/2018

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