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Meeting of the Parliament 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

The Scottish Government wishes to ensure that mid-market rent levels remain affordable to households on low to modest incomes. That is why landlords that have rec...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 June 2017 [Draft] : 22 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

Significant levels of MMR properties will be delivered across Edinburgh to meet the high demand for good-quality affordable housing. On the basis of strategic hou...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
The Minister for Local Government and Housing (Kevin Stewart)

Thank you, convener. I apologise that there is unfortunately an error in paragraph 21 of my letter, which is referenced in parag...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

It is paragraph 21 of my letter and paragraph 11 in the committee’s paper 1.

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I seek the committee’s approval for a contingent liability on the Scottish Government budget for the rental income guarantee scheme. The scheme—RIGS for short—is ...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

We operate in a challenging economic environment, particularly post the European Union referendum. The message from the industry has been clear that investment to...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

We have done extensive work, including putting in place a private rented sector champion. Officials and the industry have a PRS working group, and we have tried t...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

I will give the committee an example from Manchester, where a housing investment fund was introduced to deliver housing for sale and rent. Although it is relative...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

A huge amount of modelling work has gone on. The £500 million figure and the associated jobs are part of that modelling. We have had not only Scottish Government ...

Finance and Constitution Committee 14 June 2017 [Draft] : 14 June 2017 View PDF version
Kevin Stewart

The key thing is that we want more than those 2,500 homes to be built. We have indicated that that number is basically a starting block, which will entice future ...

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