New Gorbals Housing Association has promised to reverse any attempt by Serco to change locks on its properties as part of efforts to prevent the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 19 July 2019
Glasgow law centres, advice agencies and charities have come together to prevent the eviction of Glasgow asylum seekers.
Published 16 July 2019
Housing associations have responded to calls for them to take action against the private housing contractors providing accommodation for asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Published 11 July 2019
A coalition of charities has urged Serco to bring an end to its lock-change evictions of asylum seekers, days before the private housing provider is expected to enter the first premises in Glasgow, until the legality of the action is clarified in law.
Published 10 July 2019
Glasgow Sheriff Court has granted court orders preventing Serco from evicting five asylum seekers by lock change until the next hearing.
Published 4 July 2019
Scotland’s tenants’ union Living Rent has called for “mass public resistance” to stop the 300 lock changes to be rolled out by Serco in Glasgow.
Published 18 June 2019
Private housing provider Serco has announced it will resume lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow next week.
Published 13 June 2019
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has called on private housing provider Serco to pause lock change evictions against asylum seekers in Glasgow pending a court appeal.
Published 3 May 2019
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.
Published 2 May 2019
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.
Published 17 April 2019
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.
Published 16 April 2019
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.
Published 15 April 2019
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.
Published 6 March 2019
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.
Published 9 January 2019
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.
Published 4 December 2018