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Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 09:05

SFHA dismayed at plans to cut Energy Efficiency Funding

The SFHA has today (Wednesday 3rd July 2014) reacted with dismay to UK Government proposals to cut the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). ECO is the main source of funding for energy efficiency measures in Scotland, and is vital to cutting fuel poverty and reducing the carbon emissions that cause climate change.

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Thursday, 17th July 2014 09:57

SFHA comment on Liberal Democrats’ plan to “significantly reform” bedroom tax rules

Commenting on the announcement by the Liberal Democrats that they plan to “significantly reform” ‘bedroom tax’ rules (1), the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said that the policy was ill-conceived and must be abolished immediately.

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Wednesday, 16th July 2014 08:13

SFHA Codes of Conduct published

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) share the common goal of supporting good governance in registered social landlords. To that end, the two organisations are pleased to announce that the SFHA has produced model codes for governing body members and staff of registered social landlords and that the SHR endorses these.

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Thursday, 26th June 2014 11:33

SFHA welcomes end of Right to Buy

Commenting on the passing of the Housing (Scotland) Bill yesterday (Wednesday 25 June) by the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said it was “delighted” that the policy is being brought to an end. 

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Wednesday, 25th June 2014 08:16

SFHA comment ahead of Stage 3 Debate on Housing (Scotland) Bill

Commenting ahead of the Stage 3 Debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill, Andy Young, Policy and Membership Manager at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) said:

“While we are delighted that the Right to Buy in Scotland is being brought to an end - the SFHA and our members have campaigned for its abolition for years and we congratulate the Scottish Parliament for bringing about its demise - we feel that a two year notice period is excessive. The Parliament’s own Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee listened closely to the evidence we put forward and agreed with us that the implementation of a one year notice period would strike a fair balance between giving tenants a reasonable opportunity to exercise their residual right to buy and allowing landlords and their lenders a degree of certainty about their stock levels fairly quickly.

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Tuesday, 17th June 2014 09:50

SFHA: Homelessness in Scotland set to increase as result of welfare reform

A new report published today (Tuesday 17 June) by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) suggests that the cumulative impact of the ‘bedroom tax’, benefit sanctions and problems accessing financial assistance at times of crisis is likely to result in an increase in homelessness in Scotland.

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