Citizens Advice Scotland



Scottish Government to ban all evictions for six months

Emergency coronavirus legislation will include a six-month ban on evictions from social and private rented sector accommodation, the Scottish Government has announced.

Published 25 March 2020

Benefit reviews and reassessments suspended for three months

Reviews and reassessments for disability benefits are being suspended for the next three months.

Published 24 March 2020

Chancellor announces UK Government will pay workers wages amid coronavirus outbreak

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed.

Published 23 March 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland outlines emergency measures to Chancellor to protect household incomes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, outlining a series of emergency measures the Treasury could take to protect household incomes during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 20 March 2020

Scottish Government announces £350m measures to protect vulnerable

The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £350 million will go to those most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 19 March 2020

‘Immediate and substantial increase’ required to Scottish Welfare Fund

A coalition of anti-poverty charities is today calling for a significant boost to the Scottish Welfare Fund to protect people in poverty.

Published 18 March 2020

Call for suspension of face-to-face benefit assessments to be made permanent

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed news that face-to-face social security assessments are to be suspended during the coronavirus outbreak and have called on the UK Government for the change to be made permanent.

Published 17 March 2020

£20bn of means-tested benefits left unclaimed

MSPs have called on the UK and Scottish governments to work more closely together to ensure people get the benefits they are entitled to after a new report found that up to £20 billion of means-tested benefits had been left unclaimed across the UK in 2016-17.

Published 11 March 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland calls for Budget changes to Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for changes to Universal Credit in today’s UK Budget to ensure people in work can keep more of what they earn.

Published 11 March 2020

Citizens Advice Scotland launches campaign to help those struggling with Council Tax bills

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today launched a new campaign to help people who are struggling to pay their Council Tax bills after new figures revealed Scots owe almost £7 million in arrears.

Published 2 March 2020

Value of social security benefits 'worth 88% of pre-Universal Credit days'

Benefit claimants are getting less money in real terms than they were when Universal Credit was introduced in 2013, according to calculations made by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 19 February 2020

CAS: New chancellor must use first budget to make Universal Credit work for workers

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to use his first budget next month to make key changes to Universal Credit, in order to offer more support for people who are in work.

Published 17 February 2020

12% of Scots feel energy bills are unaffordable

A major new report from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) into the state of the country's energy market has found that more than one in 10 Scots consider energy prices too expensive.

Published 12 February 2020

£20m issued in first year of Scottish Government's Best Start Grant

Over £20 million in payments have been issued in the first year of the Scottish Government's new Best Start Grant, according to new figures.

Published 12 February 2020

CAS: Benefits freeze needs to be start of a fairer system

Following a vote in Parliament yesterday, MPs have agreed to end the benefits freeze and raise benefits in line with inflation.

Published 11 February 2020