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What has the Scottish Government invested in city deals in Scotland?

The Scottish Government is injecting over £1.3 billion into City Region Deals in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling – a third more than the UK government. And now we are committing a further £200 million to the Tay Cities Regions Deal. Despite the support from the Scotttish Government, the UK government’s investment in the…

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How will the SNP support house-building in rural areas?

The Scottish Government’s Rural Housing Fund commits £25 million over the next three years to build new, affordable homes in rural Scotland, and the Islands Housing Fund provides £5 million ring-fenced for islands housing projects. This funding will enable the needs of older people to be met more appropriately, and young people and families to…

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What are the SNP doing to reduce future risk of flooding to our homes?

What are the SNP doing to reduce future risk of flooding to our homes?

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What is the SNP doing to help people on to the housing ladder?

Since 2013 the Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme has supported more than 12,000 households into a new home. Around two thirds of the households helped are first time buyers and more than three-quarters are aged under 35. In our approach to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, which has replaced Stamp Duty in Scotland, we have…

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Why did the SNP abolish Right to Buy?

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 abolished the right to buy – keeping up to 15,500 homes in the social sector over the next decade. The SNP abolished the right to buy in order to protect and enhance social housing and to protect the investment made in social housing over many generations. While the right to…

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What is the SNP doing to boost affordable housing?

Making sure that everyone has a safe, warm and affordable home is central to the SNP Government’s drive to make this country fairer and more prosperous. Over the last Parliamentary term, the SNP Government invested over £1.7 billion in affordable housing. We exceeded our target of building 30,000 affordable homes by 2016 in October 2015,…

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What housing support is the SNP giving to disabled Scots?

The SNP are committed to enabling disabled people to live independently in their own homes where possible. This includes the ability to adapt houses to make them suitable for those with reduced mobility and other needs – and financial support that recognises the higher cost of living faced by disabled people. In the coming year…

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What is the SNP’s position on the Bedroom Tax?

The SNP is fully mitigating the impact of the Bedroom Tax in Scotland will abolish it as soon as we have the powers to do so.

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How are the SNP reforming the Private Rented Sector?

In the last parliament we passed the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act to provide security and stability for tenants in the private rented sector, as well as providing appropriate safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors. The legislation removes the ‘no-fault’ ground for repossession, which means a landlord can no longer ask a tenant to leave…

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What actions are the SNP taking to tackle homelessness?

We have now set a new national objective of eradicating rough sleeping, backed up by a £50 million fund.

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