Citizens Advice Scotland

Almost 300,000 people missed rent or mortgage payment in last year

Almost 300,000 people in Scotland have missed a housing payment after running out of money in the past year, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed.

Published 22 September 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland: Over 1.4m Scots have run out of money before pay day

Over 1.4 million people in Scotland have run out money before pay day in the last year, according to new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 20 September 2021

Citizens Advice unlocks £147m for people during pandemic

The Citizens Advice network unlocked almost £147 million for people during the pandemic, new statistics have revealed.

Published 30 August 2021

Majority of Scots back keeping £20 per week increase to Universal Credit

The majority of people in Scotland back keeping the £20 per week increase to Universal Credit until at least the financial situation created by Covid is more stable, polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 16 August 2021

Private rented sector faces ‘significant barriers’ in drive to net zero

Landlords in the private sector are keen to play their part in making their buildings energy-efficient but face significant barriers in doing so, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 11 August 2021

£139 energy price cap increase points to 'perfect storm' for consumers this autumn

Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed the energy price cap is set to increase by at least £139 as gas price increases reach a record high.

Published 6 August 2021

CAS: Half of clients forced into debt when accessing Universal Credit

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has repeated its call for the abolition of the five-week wait and the introduction of a non-repayable assessment period grant for everyone claiming Universal Credit to stop people from being swept into serious debt.

Published 3 August 2021

Consumers 'in the dark' over what net-zero means for them, warns CAS

Consumers are supportive of the goal of net-zero emissions by 2045, but are ‘in the dark’ over the challenges it will pose in their own lives, a new briefing from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed.

Published 19 July 2021

One in seven people struggling on present income, finds CAS

Around one in seven (14%) adults in Scotland are finding it difficult to live on their present income, according to polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) from YouGov.

Published 7 July 2021

Citizens Advice worth up to £245m to Scotland

The Citizens Advice network is worth up to £245 million to Scottish society, according to a new analysis published today.

Published 29 June 2021

CAS calls for end of 20-metre rule in new disability payments

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed encouraging changes from the Scottish Government around adult disability payments, but is urging the government to go further to improve the payment for more disabled people by scrapping the 20 metre rule.

Published 28 June 2021

Scottish Government announces £10m grant fund for tenants in arrears due to COVID-19

The Scottish Government has announced a £10 million grant fund to support tenants who have fallen into rent arrears as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 23 June 2021

Half of debt clients wish they had sought advice sooner, CAS finds

More than half (51%) of people who sought debt advice from a Citizens Advice Bureau wish they had done so sooner, new data published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed.

Published 1 June 2021

Nairn set for new homes and Citizens Advice Bureau office

The Highland Council is working with the Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau to provide a new office and IT suite along with twelve 1 and 2-bed flats for council rent on the site for the former community centre in Nairn.

Published 13 May 2021

Queen's Speech 'must include reform of Universal Credit', says CAS

In advance of the Queen’s Speech later today, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for Universal Credit reform to be a UK Government priority in its legislative agenda.

Published 11 May 2021