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'Appalling' treatment of Glasgow family highlights need for devolved immigration

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The Prime Minister today told the House of Commons that she would ensure that the Home Office “looks again” at the plight of the Umeed Bakhsh family, who face being deported from their home in Glasgow.

Areeb Umeed Bakhsh, 13, and his brother Somer, 15, have lived in Glasgow since their family fled from Pakistan in 2012, however the Home Office has repeatedly rejected the family’s plea for asylum, because officials believe that they would not be at risk in Pakistan.

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SNP calls on Tories to avoid hard Brexit and hels save Glasgow jobs

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Research by a leading think-tank has revealed that exports to countries within the European Union support around 40,000 jobs in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Research by the Fraser of Allander Institute, which was commissioned by Glasgow City Council ahead of a Brexit summit, considers the impact Brexit will have on companies in and around the city, as well as highlighting the potential impact of Brexit on investment in Glasgow.

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DWP work coaches could see their workload quadruple as Universal Credit rolls out, expert witnesses warned Holyrood.

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Currently each work coach supports 85 claimants – with that figure expected to rise to 373 by 2024-25.

The startling figure adds to fears over the impact of the Universal Credit roll-out which has been plagued by problems.

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DWP errors more than double in five years

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The SNP has lambasted the Tories over their mismanagement of welfare, after figures showed that the number of Jobseekers’ Allowance claimants who have been underpaid has more than doubled in five years.

New analysis shows that the proportion of JSA claimants who have been underpaid due to official errors has risen from 0.8% to 2.1% since 2011/2012.

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