Justice for All: New law conference to highlight the need for Scottish legal reform
The Justice For All conference will feature prominent legal figures such as Aamer Anwar and Jonathan Mitchell
- New student-run conference will examine the relationship between law and the common good
- Conference organiser Michael Gray argues that Scotland’s legal community should play a renewed part in public debate
- Speakers will include a diverse range of legal authorities, activists and advocates
Scottish Government attributes record low in Council Tax Reduction claims to an ‘improving economy’
The Scottish Government will launch a 2019 campaign to encourage people to apply for benefits and discounts they may be eligible for
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has argued that a record low in the number of Scottish people claiming Council Tax Reduction may be due to an improving economy and the implementation of Universal Credit, following criticism from Scottish Labour.
WATCH: Homelessness On The Rise - How Do we Eradicate it?
The number of homeless people in Scotland is on the rise – figures from Shelter Scotland show homeless applications rose in 2017, the first increase in 9 years.
The Scottish Government published its ending homelessness & rough sleeping action plan on 27 November. The plan aims to “achieve a fundamental shift to rapid rehousing”, yet campaigners argue more should be done to address the issue now.
New research reveals 1 in 3 Scots' believe their homes are not up to standard
Research shows renters bear the brunt of Scotland's low quality housing stock
New research has revealed one in three people feel their housing is inadequate, based on a new metric for assessing housing quality which campaigners say could be a new way in understanding problems with housing and how to fix them.
Shelter Scotland conducted a study on levels of public satisfaction with housing in Scotland which show one in three consider their housing inadequate in at least one of five key registers.
Human rights legal bid against Serco eviction of Iraqi asylum seeker could set a precedent
Govan Law Centre has announced new proceedings against an Iraqi national threatened with eviction
HUMAN RIGHTS law will be used to challenge the legality of the evictions planned by the government outsourcing giant Serco in Glasgow, in a test case involving an Iraqi asylum seeker which could set a precedent for the 300 asylum seekers in the city under threat of eviction.
Temporary reprieve for asylum seekers as legal battle against Serco continues
A Court of Session hearing planned for Tuesday morning was delayed after Serco solicitors confirmed no evictions would proceed before court battle
GLASGOW lawyers have won a temporary reprieve for asylum seekers threatened with homelessness after Serco confirmed no evictions would take place whilst the court battle over the legality of the evictions took place.
As 300,000 Scots require crisis grants, Citizens Advice challenges UK Govt to fix social security
Latest figures show a dramatic rise in the number of Scottish households reliant on emergency welfare
CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND (CAS) have called upon the UK Government to fix the problems with a social security system that is “not getting adequate support on time to those who need it,” after it was revealed that almost 300,000 households have required emergency financial aid from the Scottish Government over the past five years.
'Damning': New study finds 38 children a day were made homeless in 2017-18
New analysis from Shelter Scotland shows the true scale of child homelessness, the health impact of being homelessness and the increasing length of time living in temporary housing across Scotland
NEW RESEARCH has found that 38 children a day were made homeless over the last fiscal year across Scotland.
The analysis published by Shelter Scotland found that in 2017-2018, just over 14,000 children were living in temporary accommodation – equivalent to six or seven children in every school across Scotland.