Alarm among Glasgow's asylum seekers as Serco confirms eviction plan

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Council calls on Home Office to allay fears of widespread evictions after housing provider prepares action against ‘over-stayers’

Glasgow city council has called on the Home Office to allay “widespread fear and alarm” among the city’s 5,000 asylum seekers after the private housing provider Serco confirmed plans to begin a rolling programme of evictions of people it classes as “over-stayers”.

The concerns were raised as lawyers lodged a legal challenge to one asylum seeker’s eviction notice from Serco, at Scotland’s highest court, the court of session, on Thursday afternoon.

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