A legal bid to stop the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow will return to the courts after Govan Law Centre (GLC) confirmed it will appeal last month's Court of Session decision that the lock changes were not unlawful.
Asylum Seekers / Refugees
Case report: Asylum seekers’ legal challenge to housing provider’s ‘unlawful’ lock-changing protocol fails
After the case to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by the Court of Session, our sister publication Scottish Legal News takes a considered look at the judgment.
Scotland’s RSLs will do what they can to support asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow following an eviction legal ruling, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said. A case against plans by Home Office private housing contractor Serco to prevent failed asylum seekers bei
Campaigners have raised fears over a fresh wave of asylum seeker evictions after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court. The case against the Home Office and its contractor Serco was launched in the name of two
Glasgow could become the first city in the UK to pilot changes to the asylum process after a multi-agency taskforce recommended a number of proposed reforms. The city is keen to lead the way on proposed changes to the existing system agreed by partners on its Asylum Taskforce, which includes the Hom
Plans to deploy immigration officials to Dublin’s lead homelessness agency have been approved by Cabinet. The move was agreed by ministers last Tuesday because of an increase in the number of non-EU nationals presenting as homeless, the Sunday Independent reports.
New research into the levels of destitution experienced by people seeking asylum has identified an urgent need for a national action plan to tackle asylum and migrant destitution in Scotland. The research, coordinated by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service, a Glasgow-based project coordinated by the
Local government body COSLA has issued new guidance on the rights of migrants to services provided by local authorities in Scotland. The guidance explores how councils can provide support for vulnerable people who are classed under UK immigration law as having no recourse to public funds.
The private housing provider at the centre of controversy over its plans to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow has lost its asylum accommodation contract for Scotland. Serco will no longer provide the housing from September this year after the Home Office awarded the contract t
Plans by private housing provider Serco to evict hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow were known by senior managers at Glasgow City Council for months, according to reports. The Home Office contractor issued the first in a series of lock-change orders at emergency accommodation through
The Home Office has lodged its full defences with the Court of Session in the legal challenge against a series of lock-change orders issued to tenants refused asylum in the UK. The government department’s contractor Serco had planned to evict more than 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow before being fo
The Church of Scotland has been awarded £130,000 in EU funding as part of an ambitious project to support refugee integration in Scotland. Through the multi-faith network, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (SFAR), and with partners the Scottish Refugee Council, WEA Scotland, The Bridges Programme
Aileen Campbell MSP An organisation that supports asylum seekers in Glasgow is to benefit from extra funding from the Scottish Government in light of recent eviction proposals.
CIH senior policy adviser John Perry takes a more detailed look at the background to the recent Serco contract issues in relation to accommodation for asylum seekers. Despite all the fuss about migration levels, the numbers applying for asylum in the UK are at historically low levels. They ran at ov
Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will today meet asylum seeker families in Glasgow threatened with eviction by outsourcing giant Serco and call for such services to be delivered by not for profit public bodies.