'Psychological Torture': destitute and seeking asylum in Scotland
Asylum is a reserved matter for the UK government, but it's forcing people onto the streets in Scotland. Rhiannon J Davies speaks to one person with lived experience to find out what impact it has
It's estimated there may be up to 1000 people living in Scotland without any support at all. Often these are people who have had their asylum claims refused. The rhetoric from the Home Office, in keeping with the hostile environment policy is that these people should go home, but in reality the situation can be far more complex.
‘It will not stand’: Nicola Sturgeon responds to Boris Johnson’s denial of #indyref2 powers
The prime minister has written to Nicola Sturgeon denying her request for a transfer of powers over referendums
- Boris Johnson denies request to devolve indyref2 powers to Holyrood
- “It will not stand” – Nicola Sturgeon responds
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has refused a request to transfer powers over referendums to the Scottish Parliament, insisting another referendum would continue “political stagnation” in Scotland.
SNP condemn Tory benefits ‘mismanagement’ amidst rising number of underpaid claims
SNP analysis shows the number of benefits underpayments caused by official errors has grown by 86 per cent
- Figures reveal 86 per cent rise in underpayments due to DWP error
- “Further proof” of need to devolved full social security powers, SNP argue
THE SNP has accused the UK Government of “mismanagement” of the welfare system, slamming the Conservatives as new analysis shows the number of claimants who were underpaid has almost doubled.
New powers announced for councils to regulate Airbnb style holiday lets
Scottish Government minister Kevin Stewart announce a series of new powers for local authorities to regulate and license short-term lets
- Local authorities will be able to implement a licensing scheme from 2021
- Today’s announcement a “huge step forward”, tenants’ union Living Rent says
SCOTTISH COUNCILS are to be given new powers to regulate and license short-term lets to better serve local communities, the Scottish Government has announced.