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We warn Scottish Parliament of devastating ‘hidden’ benefit cut

Ahead of the Scottish Government debate on ‘Dignity, Fairness and Respect and Disability Benefits’ on Thursday 9th June, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) is highlighting the potentially devastating effects of little known changes to Housing Benefit by the UK Government  – as well as the action Scottish Government could take to head these off.

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Social Security Consultation: It's vital we get it right!

The SFHA welcomed the launch of the Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of social security in Scotland. Changes to social security come on the back of powers devolved to the Scottish Government from Westminster through the Scotland Act 2016.

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Social Landlord Leaders: No more Right to Buy and “not a moment too soon”

Leaders from the social housing sector, including the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO), have today welcomed the end of the right to buy policy in Scotland and said its demise came “not a moment too soon”.

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SFHA condemns DWP as “thoughtless Dr. Jekyll and cruel Mr. Hyde”

The Department of Work and Pensions has clarified the proposed changes to its policy on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) that could penalise even more vulnerable tenants.

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SFHA Chief Executive announces retirement

After six years at the head of the organisation, Mary Taylor has announced that she will retire next year from her role as Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA).

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SFHA: Stability in housing investment only way to increase affordable housing supply

Commenting on the release of the latest housing statistics, the SFHA said that only stability in housing investment will increase the supply of affordable homes.

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SFHA comments on Programme for Government

The Scottish Federation of Housing Association (SFHA) has welcomed the proposed Housing (Amendment) Bill, Social Security Bill and Warm Homes Bill announced today in the Programme for Government by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. These bills will all help to support the delivery of 50,000 affordable homes over the next five years. The federation also welcomed the confirmation that £3 billion will be provided to support the development of the new affordable homes target.

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A social insecurity system?

Latest SFHA report shows that Scottish Government must act now on supported accommodation as DWP delays its own policy and looks to pass the buck(s) to Holyrood

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