It’s being reported that Serco, which is responsible for providing accommodation for asylum seekers, has given 300 people in Glasgow warning of immediate eviction. Eviction from residential property without notice used to be illegal, but in 1999 the Labour government amended the Protection from Eviction Act to exempt accommodation provided on these terms. Govan Law Centre has starting legal proceedings based on Scottish common law.
3rd August. I’ve amended the original post because Kim Long has given me permission to include her full comments on her recent work with her constituents.