In Scotland we are at the lowest level of housebuilding in over 60 years. In 2012, across all sectors, 14,877 homes were built. We need to look all the way back to 1947 to find a lower number of homes built. Combined with a loss of around half a million homes since the introduction of […]
Despite strong evidence, good arguments and well structured (well we would say that!) campaigns, sometimes, regrettably, bad policy is taken forward. Over the past eighteen months Shelter Scotland and other campaigning organisations have struggled against the Coalition government’s welfare reforms and in particular, the obstinate refusal to listen to either moral reason or a sound […]
It’s always good to get feedback on the work you do. Over the last week or so I’ve been reflecting on some of the less favourable comments made about us, specifically, criticism of some of our current work on probationary tenancies and letting agencies.
Get the balloons out – this week is the first birthday of Shelter Scotland’s Reclaim Your Fees toolkit! The past year has seen over 2,300 tenants downloading our online toolkit to claim back unlawful fees charged to them by letting agents, with over £350,000 worth of claims made.
Rarely does an issue come around in the world of housing policy which divides the sector so completely. At Shelter Scotland, we’re used to working with partners across the divide when policy issues unite us. But when necessary we’re not afraid to ask the difficult questions. So if the Scottish Government is on the cusp […]