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New Scottish Government Housing Investment Levels

Following work by an expert panel, at which SFHA represented members, the Scottish Government announced increased investment levels for new social housing.

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Following work by an expert working group, at which SFHA represented members, the Scottish Government announced investment levels for affordable housing.

These rates are shown in the table below.

To qualify for the higher “greener” subsidy, new homes must include energy for space heating, as detailed within Section 7 of the 2011 Building Regulations.

 

West Highland, Island Authorities and remote and/or rural Argyll

Other rural

City and urban

RSL social rent – greener*

£84,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

£74,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

£72,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

RSL social rent – other

£82,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

£72,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

£70,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

RSL mid-market rent – greener*

 £46,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

RSL mid-market rent – other

£44,000

(3 person equivalent, benchmark)

Council social rent – greener*

£59,000

(flat rate benchmark for council projects)

Council social rent – other

£57,000

(flat rate benchmark for council projects)

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