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Yes. There will be opportunities for more investment in affordable housing in an independent Scotland. Full flexibility over Scotland’s budgets, only available through independence, will enable future Scottish governments to:

  • broaden action to make more affordable housing available to alleviate homelessness and tackle fuel poverty

  • take action to further improve the quality of housing, for example in the social rented sector

  • introduce different ways of supporting first time buyers

Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.