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SCOTTISH COUNCILS FACE DANGEROUS HOUSING SHORTFALLS

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Essential housing improvements could be delayed, contracts postponed and re-wiring of tenants homes deferred becaus...
Essential housing improvements could be delayed, contracts postponed and re-wiring of tenants homes deferred because of a yawning gap between reduced receipts from council house sales and over-ambitious Scottish Office projections of right to buy sales.

Scotland's local authorities face a projected £32.268m shortfall for capital projects this financial year, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) in Scotland.

The survey, in which 41 Scottish authorities participated, revealed that more than 70% of councils (29 out of 41) are experiencing a shortfall in receipts this year due to the reduced number of houses being bought through right to buy.
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