Housing in Scotland

Bell, D.N.F. and Fraser, N. and Hamilton, D. and Harrigan, F. and Jowett, A. and Kirwan, F. and McGilvray, J. and O'Donnell, N. and Orton, I. and Simpson, D. and Tait, E. and Walker, J. and Wingfield, A. (1981) Housing in Scotland. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 6 (4). pp. 27-38. ISSN 0306-7866

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The purpose of this Brief is to describe some of the main features of housing in Scotland as well as the implementation of housing policies. This is important as the state of housing in Scotland has long been recognised as a major determinant of the high levels of net migration, poor job mobility and of urban blight. After describing the Scottish housing stock, the final sections discuss trends in government expenditure, changes in house prices and the current debate over the sale of public authority housing.