Analysis: Sky News landlord rant highlights Establishment's vested interest in housing inequality
When housing inequality has got progressively worse over the past 20 years, it may be time to start looking at the vested interests of media/political elites – including in Scotland
IF YOU have not yet seen the Sky News anchor Jayne Secker’s outrageous interview with a tenant, then here it is in all its breathtaking arrogance.
New subsidy for the building of private rented housing “a step in the wrong direction”
New scheme not aimed at affordable housing and increases subsidies for already over-subsidised private landlords
A NEW Scottish Government subsidy announced today to guarantee income for developers in the building of private rented sector housing is a backwards step which will accelerate privatisation in the rental market and increase unaffordability for tenants, the Common Weal think-tank has argued.
On #ScottishHousingDay, 5 graphs which show why Scotland needs systemic housing transformation
Common Weal head of Policy Ben Wray look at key problems in housing in Scotland: low supply, high house prices, the rise of the private rented sector, vacant & disused land and the need for energy efficient homes
ON Scottish Housing Day, Common Weal Policy provide an analysis of Scotland’s housing situation in five graphs, which collectively reveal the need for deep, systemic transformation of our housing system – tinkering round the edges will not cut it.
Minister resists "one size fits all" policy solution in face of housing crisis concerns
Housing minister looks to private sector for collaboration despite delegate concerns
THE Scottish Government minister for housing has said that the government wants a focus on a range of building projects with the private sector rather than prioritise social housing.
Kevin Stewart MSP made the comments at a housing fringe event at the SNP’s conference in Glasgow, where an emphasis was made on collaboration with all providers in the social or private sector.
Housing groups and homeless charities call for help to tackle housing post-Brexit
Calls for £100m boost for affordable homes and more jobs in Scotland by housing advocates
AS the Scottish Government's new economic stimulus package was unveiled this week, housing charities, contractors and organisations called on the government to prioritise housing as well as commercial and industrial projects.
Living Rent campaign demands tackling of private sector in homelessness battle
Campaigners suggest that strategy to deal with homelessness lacks effectiveness
THE Living Rent campaign, Scotland's tenant union, has said more effort into tackling privately-rented housing is needed in a bid to tackle homelessness in Scotland.
Fresh housing fears: Prospects for generation rent 'sobering'
Study urges more action on affordability housing as house prices soar
RESEARCH by Price Waterhouse Cooper Scotland (PwC) into housing affordability for the 20-39 year old age group has shown that buyers may have to save for as much as 19 years to buy their first home.
A report into the economic effect of Brexit on Scotland by the accountancy firm described the impact on housing as “sobering”.