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  1. The Strategy For Our Veterans: Taking The Strategy Forward In Scotland – Our Refreshed Action Plan

    The Scottish Government’s refreshed Action Plan detailing how it intends intend to continue to take forward the Strategy for Our Veterans in Scotland.

  2. Scottish Housing Market Review Q2 2022

    Scottish housing market bulletins collating a range of statistics on house prices, housing market activity, cost and availability of finance and repossessions.

  3. Heat in Buildings strategy - quality assurance: policy statement

    Quality assurance is critical to our heat decarbonisation aims. This policy statement focuses on the standards, skills and certifications required for installers on SG schemes, proposed ways to tackle scams and mis-selling and how to improve public engagement.

  4. Delivering Scotland's circular economy - proposed Circular Economy Bill: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on our proposals for legislation to develop Scotland’s circular economy. The consultation sets out a number of areas in which we are seeking views on whether to take powers within a new Circular Economy Bill.

  5. Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2020-21

    Statistics on civil law cases in the Scottish courts together with other related information, such as statistics from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.

  6. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Child Migrant Trust amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Child Migrant Trust, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  7. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  8. National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Troubles related incident Victims' Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland) amendments: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Troubles related incident Victims’ Payment Scheme (Northern Ireland), in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.

  9. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q1 2022

    Summary of the latest Scottish housing market data.

  10. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2022

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  11. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance

    New draft guidance providing guidance to health boards, local authorities and their partners on the provision of equipment and home adaptations to aid daily living.

  12. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance - executive summary

    Executive summary of new guidance relating to the provision of community equipment and housing adaptations to aid daily living for health boards, local authorities and their partners.

  13. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 2: supplementary guidance for licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms

    Licensing guidance part 2 is intended for Scottish licensing authorities, letting agencies and platforms facilitating short-term lets in Scotland.

  14. Short term lets - licensing scheme part 1: guidance for hosts and operators

    Licensing guidance intended for hosts and operators of short-term lets in Scotland. There is also supplementary guidance for licensing authorities to which you can refer for more detailed information.

  15. Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan pilot: homeowner feedback survey - analysis of responses

    Impartial analysis of the independent survey of homeowners who participated in the pilot. The analysis covers the impact that the measures implemented had on wellbeing and energy bills, the carbon reductions achieved and homeowner experience of the Equity Loan process and offer. Read the call for evidence: https://www.gov.scot/publications/equity-loan-scheme-call-evidence/pages/1/

  16. Home Energy Efficiency Equity Loan pilot - call for evidence on potential national rollout: analysis of responses

    Independent analysis of the responses to the call for evidence on the potential to develop an Equity Loan Scheme as part of the suite of support schemes for the decarbonisation of Scottish homes. Read the call for evidence: https://www.gov.scot/publications/equity-loan-scheme-call-evidence/pages/1/

  17. Heat in buildings strategy: easy read

    This is the easy read version of the Heat in Buildings Strategy summary document.

  18. Fire safety - existing specialised housing and similar premises: practical guidance

    Guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises.

  19. Fire safety - existing non-residential premises: practical guidance

    Guidance note on fire safety responsibilities for business owners of non-residential premises.

  20. Scottish Fire And Rescue Service: strategic enforcement guidance

    This guidance supports Scottish Fire And Rescue Service (SFRS) fire safety enforcement activity by setting out general policy and principles which should be embraced when carrying out the function of a fire safety enforcing authority.

  21. Fire safety - existing care homes: practical guidance

    Guidance for those who have responsibility under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 for ensuring fire safety in care homes in Scotland.

  22. Fire safety - existing high rise domestic buildings: practical guidance

    This guidance provides practical fire safety advice on how to prevent fires and reduce the risks from fires in high rise domestic buildings.

  23. Fire safety - existing premises with sleeping accommodation: practical guidance

    Advice consolidating and superseding a number of existing fire safety guides.

  24. Pre-pandemic wealth inequality remained high

    Official Statistics published

  25. Fire and smoke alarms: changes to the law

    The law on fire alarms has changed which means all Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms. Guidance on what you need to know.

  26. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  27. Fire alarms standard campaign 2021: evaluation report

    This report outlines the evaluation results of the Fire Alarms Standard marketing campaign which ran from 19 August to 26 September 2021.

  28. Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilot programme: synthesis evaluation

    This report presents findings from a synthesis evaluation of Scotland’s Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilot programme, which involved pilot projects delivered by all 32 Scottish local authorities.

  29. Scottish Housing Market Review – Q4 2021

    Scottish housing market bulletins collating a range of statistics on house prices, housing market activity, cost and availability of finance and repossessions.

  30. Housing statistics quarterly update: December 2021

    A summary of activity in new build housing, affordable housing and long term empty properties and second homes in Scotland.

  31. Quarterly Housing Statistics, December 2021

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  32. Heat in buildings strategy: equality impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full Equality impact assessment (EQIA) which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings strategy.

  33. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: research - SG response

    The Scottish Government response to the recommendations of the independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing.

  34. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: impact and effectiveness

    Independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing to determine whether the guidance is used by those it is intended for, is helpful, and what may be needed to strengthen it.

  35. Heat networks delivery plan - draft: consultation

    This draft heat network delivery plan sets out how the provisions of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act 2021, and related policies, will contribute to increased heat networks across Scotland. It also outlines the proposed regulatory regime for the heat networks sector in Scotland.

  36. Heat in buildings strategy: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) accompanies our Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  37. Heat in buildings strategy: fairer Scotland duty

    Summary document of the Fairer Scotland Duty assessment process which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  38. Heat in buildings strategy: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  39. Heat in buildings strategy: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Summary document setting out the results of the full child rights and wellbeing impact assessment which has been carried out for the Heat in Buildings Strategy.

  40. Making our homes cleaner and greener

    Scotland’s heat in buildings strategy published.

  41. Heat in Buildings Strategy - achieving net zero emissions in Scotland's buildings

    Sets out our vision for the future of heat in buildings, and the actions we are taking in the buildings sector to deliver our climate change commitments, maximise economic opportunities, and ensure a just transition, including helping address fuel poverty.

  42. Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy pilots: phase 3 - evaluation

    Evaluation of the third, and final, phase of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) pilots, which involved nine local authorities and took place between November 2019 and April 2021.

  43. Decarbonising heating - economic impact: report

    This report considers the potential economic impacts arising from a shift towards low carbon heating technologies in Scotland, over the period to 2030.

  44. Scottish Housing Market Review: Q3 2021

    Summary of the latest Scottish housing market data.

  45. Fire and rescue framework: business and regulatory impact assessment - partial

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the framework - the statutory vehicle through which Scottish Ministers set out priorities and objectives that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service must have regard to in carrying out its functions.

  46. Fire and rescue framework: fairer Scotland duty summary

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment (FSDA) for the framework - the statutory vehicle through which Scottish Ministers set out priorities and objectives that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service must have regard to in carrying out its functions.

  47. Fire and rescue framework: consultation

    We are seeking your views on the next Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland.

  48. Fire and rescue framework: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the framework - the statutory vehicle through which Scottish Ministers set out priorities and objectives that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service must have regard to in carrying out its functions.

  49. Fire and rescue framework: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the framework - the statutory vehicle through which Scottish Ministers set out priorities and objectives that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service must have regard to in carrying out its functions.

  50. Scottish Advice Note: Determining the fire risk posed by external wall systems in existing multi-storey residential buildings

    This Scottish Advice Note (SAN) provides advice for those responsible for fire safety in residential buildings including building owners/managers/residents groups responsible for determining the fire risk posed by external wall systems on existing multi-storey residential buildings. It will also be of interest to fire risk assessors and specialist external wall appraisal experts.

  51. Equity loan scheme - call for evidence: consultation

    The equity loan pilot has delivered energy efficient and zero emission heating solutions to eligible homeowners since its inception in 2017. We now wish to consider the potential to develop the pilot as part of the suite of support schemes for the decarbonisation of Scottish homes.

  52. More than 100,000 affordable homes delivered

    Milestone on path to fairer Scotland.

  53. Shared equity schemes: privacy notice

    A notice illustrating how we will use your personal data in relation to certain shared equity schemes.

  54. Householder permitted development rights: guidance - updated 2021

    Guidance explaining householder permitted development rights and what can be built without submitting a planning application.

  55. A new standard for housing

    Ensuring equal quality of homes.

  56. Scottish House Condition Survey: Local Authority Analysis 2017-2019

    Local Authority figures for 2017-2019, including fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

  57. Housing needs of minority ethnic groups: evidence review

    This report provides a review of the literature on the housing needs and experiences of minority ethnic groups in Scotland, and presents results of secondary data analysis. The research also identifies gaps in the evidence and suggests areas where further research could be useful.

  58. Scottish Household Survey User Engagement Report 2020

    This report summarises the results of the user engagement that has been undertaken on the outputs produce from the 2019 Scottish Household Survey

  59. Scottish Household Survey 2019: methodology and fieldwork outcomes

    Methodology of the Scottish household survey 2019 and information on fieldwork targets and outcomes.

  60. Scottish house condition survey: 2019 key findings

    Figures from the 2019 survey, including updated fuel poverty rates, energy efficiency ratings, the condition of housing and the Scottish Housing Quality Standard.

  61. Renewable heat scheme for homeowners

    Support to reduce energy usage.

  62. Proposed delay to fire alarm regulations

    Change to implementation due to coronavirus impact.

  63. Help to Buy (Scotland): equality impact assessment

    The Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build and Help to Buy Smaller Developers schemes are the successor schemes of the Help to Buy (Scotland) Scheme. This document is the result of the Equalities Impact Assessment for the scheme.

  64. 11% rise in number of new build homes completed in 2019

    A National Statistics Publication.

  65. First Home Fund pilot success

    Scheme expected to support 8,000 households by April.

  66. First Home Fund: standing instructions

    Standing instructions for solicitors for the First Home Fund shared equity scheme.

  67. First Home Fund: scheme overview

    An overview of the First Home Fund shared equity scheme as a comparison table.

  68. Action to help home buyers

    Tax changes will be introduced next week.

  69. Help for homebuyers and employment support

    Finance Secretary announces measures to boost the economy.

  70. Extension to Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme

    Continued support for house-building industry and buyers.

  71. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  72. Social care at heart of response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Scottish Government to meet increased costs.

  73. Helping homeowners maintain tenements

    Advice and support to resolve disputes over shared upkeep.

  74. Homeowners protected

    Property factor removed from the register.

  75. Help to buy a home

    Thousands of first-time buyers assisted.

  76. First Home Fund: sample application form

    Sample application form for the First Home Fund.

  77. The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) to support The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019.

  78. The Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to support the Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment of Definition of Caravan) (Scotland) Order 2019.

  79. Young people and families helped to buy their own homes

    First-time buyers get on property ladder.

  80. 4% rise in number of new build homes completed

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  81. Help to Buy Affordable New Build 2019: administrative procedures for agents

    Updated guidance for administering agents on managing and assessing applications. Previous guidance was published in 2018.

  82. After sale shared equity procedures: guidance 2019

    Updated guidance to procedures to be followed for all after sale transactions related to shared equity properties.

  83. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2019

    Updated guidance for administering agents on the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme's administrative procedures.

  84. Residential mobile home site licensing: information for residents

    Information about recent changes to the law relating to licensing of residential mobile home (park home) sites.

  85. Compulsory purchase in Scotland: guide for property owners and occupiers

    Guidance for owners and occupiers who believe they may be affected by a compulsory purchase project.

  86. New fire safety standards for Scottish homes

    All domestic properties to have smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms.

  87. Mobile homes: model standards for residential site licenses

    Guidance to local authorities on site licence conditions for mobile home, park home or caravan sites which are licensed to have permanent residents.

  88. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2018

    Updated guidance for administering agents on the Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme's administrative procedures.

  89. Support for businesses and households affected by Glasgow fire

    95% of hardship relief and emergency funding for residents provided by Scottish Government.

  90. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) scheme: information for buyers

    Information for buyers including eligibility criteria and the application process.

  91. New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) scheme: administrative procedures

    Operational guidance for registered social landlords and local authorities.

  92. Help to Buy Affordable New Build scheme: administrative procedures

    Guidance for administering agents on managing and assessing applications.

  93. Affordable housing for older people

    Shared equity schemes increase access to housing and home ownership.

  94. Council tax dwellings and tax base figures for 2017

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

  95. After-sale shared equity procedures: guidance

    Guidance to cover after-sale procedures in relation to Scottish Government’s various shared equity schemes.

  96. Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes consultation: partial business and regulatory impact assessment

    Partial impact assessment published in connection with consultation on new standards for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish housing.

  97. Nuisance calls action plan

    New measures introduced to tackle nuisance and scam callers.

  98. Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes: consultation

    Consultation seeking views on possible changes to standards required for fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes.

  99. Home safety paramount

    Consultation on protecting homes against fire and smoke.

  100. 29% increase in affordable housing approvals

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  101. Widening access to home ownership support

    Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme higher price cap retained for 2018/19.

  102. Drop in home repossessions

    Sharp drop in repossessions going through court.

  103. Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2015-16

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  104. Housing statistics quarterly update: March 2017

    Quarterly publication providing statistics on recent trends in housing, including new builds, affordable housing and local authority housing.

  105. Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT) shared equity schemes.

  106. Open Market Shared Equity Scheme (OMSE) update of administrative procedures

    This guidance note (MHDGN 2016/06) informs you of the changes to the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme Administrative Procedures

  107. Housing boost for the islands

    Minister announces £5 million Islands Housing Fund.

  108. Housing statistics 2016: key trends summary

    Summary of the key trends in the housing statistics for 2016.

  109. Housing statistics: quarterly update, September 2016

    Quarterly statistical publication on recent trends in new builds, the Affordable Housing Supply Programme and local authority house sales.

  110. 50 affordable homes for Fort William

    £2.5m charitable bond used to fund new homes.

  111. Shared equity - administration procedures for OMSE and NSSE: guidance

    Changes to administrative procedures for Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) and New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) schemes (ref. MHDGN 2016/05).

  112. Managing and enforcing shared equity agreements: guidance for social landlords

    Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation required in relation to managing and enforcing past and future shared equity agreements. (Ref: MHDGN 2016/04)

  113. Affordable homes target exceeded by 10%

    Scotland leads way in UK.

  114. Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011: fit and proper person factsheet

    Overview of how the property factor registration fit and proper person test is applied.

  115. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2016

    Provides detailed operational guidance for agents who administer the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government. Now superseded.

  116. Open Market Shared Equity Scheme (OMSE) Information Leaflet

    Open Market Shared Equity Scheme (OMSE) Information Leaflet

  117. Home Owners' Support Fund: guidance for trustees

    Guidance note intended to assist trustees acting on behalf of applicants to the Home Owners' Support Fund (HOSF).

  118. Home Owners' Support Fund: apartment rental charges by council area

    The average apartment rent charges used to calculate grants for our Home Owners' Support Fund.

  119. Enforcement of the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011

    Description of what happens if a property factor does not comply with the 2011 Act.

  120. Fees payable by property factors on registration

    The fees property factors must pay to join the Property Factor Register.

  121. Joint Housing Delivery Plan for Scotland

    Plan identifying priority actions agreed upon by housing sector representatives to ensure we are able to deliver the objectives set out in our housing strategies.

  122. New Supply Shared Equity administrative procedures

    Guidance for registered social landlords and grant providers on New Supply Shared Equity (NSSE) administrative procedures.

  123. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE) administrative procedures: 2014

    Provides detailed operational guidance for agents who administer the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme on behalf of the Scottish Government. Now superseded.

  124. Open Market Shared Equity (OMSE): local price thresholds

    The area-based limits set on the price of homes that can be bought under our Open Market Shared Equity scheme.

  125. Responses to the Consultation on the Home Report

    Responses to the consultation on the Home Report.

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