Housing Target Within Reach

The Scottish Government’s 50,000 affordable housing target is within reach by the end of this parliament, an independent report has concluded. The report commissioned by Shelter Scotland, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland, examined the 32 Scottish councils’ housing plans and revealed that 49,773 affordable…

CPI at 3%

The Bank of England Inflation Report published on 08 February 2018 showed that CPI remained at 3.0% per annum in January 2018, having risen to 3.1% per annum in November 2017. At the same time average earnings have started to rise narrowing the gap between earnings and prices. Although the Monetary Policy Committee left rates…

Don’t Forget the Squirrels

Getting tenant engagement right is a complex process. It involves embedding a culture of empathy for the services user and has to be led from the top. But as the focus moves back onto service user needs, boards and executives can’t go far wrong by looking at the humble complaints process as starter for ten.…