Federation News

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24th January 2018

Edinburgh schools face disruption over £153m repair backlog
More than 20 Edinburgh schools are among 80 council-owned buildings officially listed as being in poor or bad condition, with major defects and in need of urgent attention - Visit The Scotsman to read more

Homelessness on the rise again in Scotland
Hundreds more Scots children are living in temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, as homelessness starts to rise again in Scotland, official figures today show - Visit The Scotsman to read more

Swinney to Edinburgh tram inquiry: I didn’t want Government to get the blame
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said he pulled Transport Scotland off the board in charge of Edinburgh’s tram project because he did not want the Scottish Government to get the blame if things went wrong - Visit The Herald to read more

Video: Aberdeen FC stadium plans get backing of city planners
Aberdeen FC's proposal for a £50 million stadium has been supported by planning officials - Visit The Herald to read more


Ed Miliband and Grenfell Tower survivor join new social housing commission
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband and a resident of Grenfell Tower who prophesied the disaster are to join a new commission scrutinising social housing in Britain - Visit The Herald to read more

Labour in Commons bid to force release of Carillion documents
Labour is planning a vote in the House of Commons to force ministers to reveal what risk assessments they made of contracting giant Carillion before its collapse earlier this month - Visit The Herald to read more

Aberdeen revival helps Cala push record sales0
CALA Group has said challenges in the subdued Aberdeen market are now behind it and it has started buying land again in the north-east  - Visit The Herald to read more

Scottish SME builders hit by sharp drop in confidence and workloads
The workloads and confidence of small and medium-sized builders in Scotland tumbled in the fourth quarter of last year, a key survey shows, amid continuing skills shortages - Visit The Herald to read more

Housebuilder 'on course for record year'
Upmarket housebuilder Cala has said it is on course to deliver record revenues and profits for the sixth year in a row - Visit BBC News to read more

Developers unveil £90m waterfront plans
Outline plans have been submitted for a £90m waterfront development in the centre of Glasgow - Visit BBC News to read more

24th January 2018