Social housing in Scotland

Scotland, compared to other UK nations, has a larger social housing sector. Despite this, the absolute and relative size of the sector has been shrinking following the UK trends, even if it still amounts to almost a quarter of all homes. Following devolution in 1999, housing policy in Scotland has diverged from the rest of the UK, and particularly with respect to England. In addition, in the current parliamentary term it is expected that Scottish social housing will grow in absolute terms, as a consequence of a sustained new building programme for social and affordable housing, and the end of the Right to Buy (RTB).

Author(s): Bilge Serin, Ken Gibb, Keith Kintree
Published: 21 November 2018
Categorised in: Social rented sector
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