Ariane Burgess

Green MSP for Highlands and Islands

Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament: Long-term Empty Homes (Enforcement Powers) 8 Feb 2024

    6. To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to strengthen enforcement powers in relation to long-term empty homes. (S6F-02798)
  • Scottish Parliament: Long-term Empty Homes (Enforcement Powers) 8 Feb 2024

    More action on empty homes is a commitment in the shared policy programme between the Scottish Greens and the Scottish Government. Therefore, the proposal to allow councils further powers to increase council tax on long-term empty properties is important, as is effective use of enforcement powers. Last week, in Glasgow, a backstop was evidenced, with the news that three properties are to be...
  • Scottish Parliament: Budget 2024-25 1 Feb 2024

    I am pleased to speak in this debate on behalf of the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee. The committee’s pre-budget scrutiny this year focused on workforce issues in local government. However, that has, in the course of budget scrutiny, broadened out to wider consideration of the financial sustainability of local government. It is on that broader perspective that I will focus...

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Green MSP for Highlands and Islands

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election

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