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The role of housing in sustaining rural and remote communities

The role of housing in sustaining rural and remote communities

Recognising the role that housing plays in supporting sustainable communities and economic growth, and given the complex interplay of factors required to address the challenges of housing development, Highlands and Islands Enterprise commissioned research has...

Impacts of the LHA cap on young people in Scotland

Impacts of the LHA cap on young people in Scotland

12,000 younger Scots face up to £8.6m rent shortfall from LHA cap, new report from the Indigo House Group confirms A new report by the Indigo House Group shows that around 12,000 mainstream social tenants across Scotland aged under 35 could collectively face an annual...

Governance is Hot

Governance is Hot

The Scottish Housing Regulator published their report ‘Self-assessing against Regulatory Standards: A Thematic Inquiry’ this month.   The report establishes how many landlords have undertaken self-assessment against Regulatory Standards since 2012, highlights examples...

SFHA Guide on Rent Setting and Affordability Assessment

SFHA Guide on Rent Setting and Affordability Assessment

The Indigo House team is delighted to have advised the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) in its Rent Setting and Affordability Guide. The Guide has been a joint enterprise between Mandy Littlewood, Anna Evans and Andrea Paterson of Indigo House, with...

Brexit – what do RSLs in Scotland think?

Brexit – what do RSLs in Scotland think?

SFHA survey finds 70% of respondents think Brexit will decrease capacity of construction workforce to deliver new homes A new report on the potential impact of leaving the European Union on Scottish housing associations and co-operatives has found that 80% of...

New research on Mid Market Rent

New research on Mid Market Rent

New research by Anna Evans Housing Consultancy, now a Member of Indigo House Group on mid-market rent (MMR) has found high satisfaction levels among tenants living in the properties but there is still limited awareness among many people about what mid-market rent is,...

The power of data visualisation

The power of data visualisation

Take a look at Indigo's interactive map on the new SIMD 2016 results - click here SIMD2016 SIMD ranks small areas (called data zones) from most deprived (ranked 1) to least deprived (ranked 6,976). People using SIMD will often focus on the data zones below a certain...

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