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ref date:19 Nov 1999 (HEA)
Glasgow housing into private hands

The bulk of the public housing in Glasgow needs to be renovated or simply demolished and rebuilt. Glasgow city plans to transfer all its houses to one monolithic management organisation.

The Scottish Executive (who are correct for once) see this as a recipe for disaster and want local housing associations to maintain control instead.

The fear of course is that if it ISN'T one large body, the Scottish executive could more easily HIDE funding cuts saying it was being 'targetted towards needier areas of the city' and quietly siphon off the cash. Whereas one large authority would be able to keep close tabs on their cash allocation and the Scottish executive.

Devil and the deep blue sea in this case.