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Housing policies for Scotland: challenges and changes

A timely contribution to the debate on housing policy in Scotland started by the Scottish Government’s Firm Foundations paper.

Written by:
Duncan Maclennan and Tony O'Sullivan
Date published:

Major changes in tenure over the last 25 years mean that two out of three people in Scotland are home-owners and half of social housing is provided by independent non-profit organisations. Despite these changes, longstanding challenges still remain to be met, and new challenges are emerging.

This study:

  • looks back over the past decade of Scottish housing policy and forward to the next;
  • provides an overview of housing outcomes in Scotland and how housing policy contributes to these;
  • identifies challenges arising from economic growth and globalisation trends;
  • looks in detail at the policy questions that are most pressing for the market sectors and social housing sector;
  • draws conclusions and recommends possibilities for change.


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