The Scottish Government has proposed increasing planning fees more than fourfold for some major applications, as part of a consultation published today.
The Scottish Government’s U-turn on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act extension to housing associations will burden associations with additional costs, the sector has warned.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
Scotland’s social landlords doubt they have the capacity to deliver the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new affordable homes over five years.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has ended its intervention at Wellhouse Housing Association after nearly two years.
A majority of tenants and housing associations to respond to a consultation believe the quality of social landlord services has improved since the Scottish Government introduced a social housing charter.
Landlord services provided by community-controlled housing associations outperform those of other social landlords in Scotland, a report has suggested.
Aberdeen City Council has issued a £370m bond to fund its capital and infrastructure programme.
The Scottish Government is not ambitious enough in its social security plans and should use its powers to create a new benefit to mitigate against welfare reforms.
Plans for an innovative investment vehicle for housing associations in Scotland have been shelved because of a lack of interest from the sector.
Two Scottish housing associations have entered merger talks.
Aberdeen City Council is looking to become the first Scottish local authority to issue a bond as it seeks funds for its £1bn capital programme.
Glasgow City Council has launched a consultation into its plans to deliver 12,500 new homes over the next five years.
A regional plan for Edinburgh and South East Scotland will deliver significantly fewer affordable homes than assessed demand requires, partly because of funding constraints.
The second-largest lender to the Scottish social housing sector will scrap its dedicated team north of the border and merge its functions with its operation based in England.
The Scottish housing minister has said there is sometimes a “rigidity” and a lack of “common sense” in planning decisions, ahead of a White Paper on proposed changes to the system.
Aberdeen City Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to be assigned a credit rating as it seeks funding to build 3,000 homes over 15 years.
The private rented sector in Scotland has almost tripled in size as a proportion of total stock over the past 16 years, the latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed.
The chief executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced she will leave the organisation next year.
The classification decision on housing associations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be announced on 29 September.
The Scottish Housing Regulator has pledged to work with the government and lenders to head off any negative impact because of deregulation.
The Scottish Government must make its position clear on the future of supported housing funding, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
There has been a 2% decrease in the number of new homes built in Scotland, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government has announced measures to weaken the power of the regulator if housing associations are re-classified as public sector bodies.
Sanctuary has completed the amalgamation of its three Scottish subsidiaries to create a single 6,500-home landlord.
Scottish social landlords have cut back on planned rent increases, with average rises down by nearly a half in the past two years, a report has found.
Concerns about land availibility, access to funding, the planning system and workforce skills could stand in the way of delivering the Scottish government’s 50,000-home affordable homes target, associations will warn today.
Councillors in Aberdeen have re-approved plans for a 1,700-home scheme following a legal challenge.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will announce its decision on the classification of housing associations in the remaining Home Nations in the coming weeks.
A charitable bonds programme has raised £2.5m to build 50 affordable homes in Scotland.
Housing bodies have urged the Scottish government to use part of a £100m infrastructure fund to boost housebuilding.
A housing association has been criticised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for failing to have an anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy in place for its supported housing.
The Right to Buy in Scotland will come to an end this week, amid a rush of applications to beat the deadline.
The Scottish Government will introduce a pilot scheme to grant planning permission for housing upfront in designated zones, amid a large-scale overhaul of the planning system.
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has warned the government that cutting back its powers to avoid reclassification of associations as public bodies could affect lender confidence.
The Scottish Government has beaten its target to complete 30,000 affordable homes over the last five years by more than 10%, according to figures published today.
A Scottish housing association is now free of regulatory intervention after making improvements to its governance and finances.
Social landlords have called on the Scottish government to use its new welfare powers to tackle the “Local Housing Allowance cap”.
Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for a 1,350-home development on green belt land that was criticised by its own planning officials.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has announced a plan to increase the number of apprenticeships in housing.