Asylum seekers facing eviction proceedings in Glasgow have been given a temporary reprieve by a court. Around 130 court actions concerning proposed lock-changes by Serco have been put on hold or continued by Glasgow Sheriff Court meaning clients in all those cases have been protected.
Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers. Private housing provider Serco sought to begin a series of lock-change evictions at accommodation housing more than 300 asylum seekers in the city last week.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Maryhill Housing Association has joined the growing list of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) frustrating the planned evictions of over 300 asylum seekers in Glasgow by telling Serco that it cannot change its locks without consent. The Home Office contractor had issued lock-change orders to tenants