GLASGOW RESIDENTS LIVING IN FUEL POVERTY RISING DRAMATICALLY
AROUND 105,000 Glasgow families face a miserable winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes, a report says.
Earlier this year city councillors were told around 72,000 families did not have enough money to pay heating bills.
Tomorrow the council’s executive committee will be told that number is believed to have soared by another 33,000 due to two recent substantial fuel bill increases.
GHA – THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST ” SOCIAL ” LANDLORD – RAISING RENTS BY 6%
THOUSANDS of Glasgow Housing Association tenants are facing a 6% rent hike.
Bosses say the proposed increase would kick in in January, a year after rents rose by more than 5%.
The board of Scotland’s biggest social housing landlord will meet tomorrow to set its annual rent strategy for 2009.
An agreement which transferred Glasgow council houses to the GHA sets rent at no more than the Retail Price Index – the main measure of inflation in the UK – plus 1%. The 6% rise would be based on the current RPI of 5%. It means a family paying £300 a month rent would pay £318.