Targeted capital investment will boost the number of affordable homes in Scotland, protect jobs and stimulate economic growth, Housing Minister Keith Brown told MSPs today. He reaffirmed a commitment to deliver 30,000 completed affordable homes, by the end of this Parliament, backed by investment of £600 million. At least 20,000 will be for social rent. He also revealed plans to consult shortly on proposals to allow Councils to charge a Council Tax levy on Scotland's 25,000 long-term empty homes.
Speaking during a Housing Debate in the Scottish Parliament, Housing Minister Keith Brown said:
"The key principle that underpins the Government's Economic Strategy is delivering targeted capital investment to create and protect jobs and stimulate growth.
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