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Spotlight on: Housing

As economic conditions and benefit changes affect household income, independent advice can be key to keeping people in their home. 

News

  1. 10 Mar 2021

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed an announcement by the Scottish Government that a new strategy for Scotland's rented sector will form part of new 20 year route map for housing to be published next week.

  2. 20 Jan 2021

    by Aoife Deery, CAS policy officer.

    This article was first published in the Herald on 20 January 2020.

  3. 7 Jan 2021

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed confirmation from the First Minister that the Scottish Government intend to extend the current ban on most evictions until at least the 31st March 2021, but warned further support is needed for tenants to keep their homes beyond that date.

Publications

  1. Emily Rice and Alastair Wilcox

    Publication date: March 2021

    Citizens Advice Scotland welcomes this consultation, which reflects the pace and scope of Scotland’s climate ambitions. We are pleased that the Scottish Government has proposed a principle-based, people-centred approach. 

    It is essential that the outcomes of this standard reflect the complex heating, cooling, and ventilation needs of Scotland’s housing stock, and widens accessibility to truly affordable, highly efficient housing for low income and fuel poor households. Developers should be encouraged to follow the best practices of community engagement and ethical business practice so that the full potential of the buildings covered by this standard is realised. To aid developers in making future proof decisions, clear, thorough, and accessible guidance should be issued alongside this standard.

  2. Publication date: February 2021

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  4. Publication date: February 2021

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