Scotland’s housing/energy cost crisis: how do we fix it?

Tuesday 23rd August 2022
Scotland’s housing/energy cost crisis: how do we fix it?

Access to an affordable home and the ability to live in it without financial anxiety is one of the most basic needs for any individual or family. However, in Scotland we face a dual crisis - insufficient supply and lack of affordability in housing coupled with a spiralling energy cost emergency. The housing crisis is driven by structural failures in supply. The energy cost crisis results from massive price rises, energy company failures and instability in energy markets. The combination of both of these is toxic to the finances and life chances of families and individuals throughout Scotland. How do governments, local authorities and housing and energy suppliers act to fix this?

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7th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: delivering reliable joined-up transport for Scotland in a climate of global uncertainty

Tuesday 13th September 2022
7th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: delivering reliable joined-up transport for Scotland in a climate of global uncertainty

Scotland needs a vibrant, joined-up, reliable transport system to fuel economic success and nurture thriving, stable communities. However transport provision and future development now face threats from post-COVID adjustment, new work patterns, outcomes of war-driven economic uncertainty, global inflation and the likely spending consequences of high public debt. So what really lies ahead for transport and where and how should we plan and invest for resilience, reliability and growth in our transport systems and services? How does Scottish transport deliver on demand, affordability and net zero when faced with both a climate of global uncertainty and global uncertainty on climate?

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12th Annual Scottish Rail Conference: the future for rail in Scotland (online)

Tuesday 22nd November 2022
12th Annual Scottish Rail Conference: the future for rail in Scotland (online)

Scotland’s railways have a critical role to play in supporting the wider economy, our communities and Scotland’s push for Net Zero. However, the impact of the past two years presented a fundamental challenge to the scope, viability and purpose of rail as passenger numbers plummeted and travel patterns altered. What therefore needs to happen next to ensure rail in Scotland’s long-term sustainability?

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