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Local associations often ‘squeezed out’ of development, says GWSF

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Community controlled housing associations are often losing out on the chance to develop new social housing because local authorities are giving priority to larger regional and national associations, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum o …

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Local still beautiful, says GWSF Charter report

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Landlord services provided by local community controlled housing associations outperform those of other social landlords, according to the latest Charter comparison report from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations. Produced fo …

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Direct payment to landlords could be six years away, warns GWSF

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The direct payment of the housing element of Universal Credit to social landlords may not happen until 2022, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations has warned. GWSF says that in some quarters there’s an assumption that Scotland’ …

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Prized community regeneration fund should be a spending priority, says GWSF

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The Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund reaches local communities directly and should be a priority for the Scottish Government in the forthcoming Spending Review, according to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Association …

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Blog: How benefit cuts will hit the 50,000 homes programme

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by David Bookbinder, 13 October 2016 It looks like the April 2018 cuts to Housing Benefit and Universal Credit for social housing tenants won’t attract the same public profile – and public derision – that the bedroom tax has. But apart from bringing mi …

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