Once more, an East Renfrewshire social rent housing project in Scottish Housing News forgets to credit the huge Scottish Government subsidy

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Back in June 2017, I wrote on a similar report and headlined it:

East Renfrewshire Council forgets to credit Scottish Government funding for affordable housing

only to be reminded by a reader that this was an SNP/Labour council, so I probably can’t blame the council as a whole for the amnesia this time. Nevertheless, it’s happened again in a Scottish Housing News report on 120 homes to be built for social rent over the next five years. Perhaps it was the interviewed Housing Convener, Danny Devlin (Independent), who forgot to remind the reporter of this important factor?

http://www.scottishhousingnews.com/19527/east-renfrewshire-council-double-house-building-commitment/

Readers will be interested to see that the Scottish government funding allocated for this purpose in 2017/2022 was expected to be £25 million.

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=19103&p=0

120 houses, a £25 million subsidy, means more than £300 000 per house so the subsidy will presumably cover the full cost of the social-rent homes and subsidise other house-building by the council?

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3 thoughts on “Once more, an East Renfrewshire social rent housing project in Scottish Housing News forgets to credit the huge Scottish Government subsidy

  1. John January 27, 2018 / 11:34 am

    How very convenient for them all to forget , but surely someone from the SNP should be pointing out these things before they go to print. Are the SNP not given prior notice as to what is about to be printed so that they can read through the piece and have it changed to include where the initiate comes from .
    This is a big problem around Scotland , the Scottish people are not told enough about the good things the Scottish Government does on their behalf , only when there is an SNP baad story do we get it shouted from the rooftops !

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