Citizens Advice Scotland

CAS: Over 1 million Scottish workers entitled to tax relief on energy bills

As the new energy price cap rise came into force yesterday, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people who have been working from home during the pandemic to claim tax relief on their energy bills ahead of the tax year ending on April 5.

Published 1 April 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland: More than 2.5 million people checked online advice during lockdown

Demand for online advice has soared since the UK went into lockdown last March, new figures released by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have revealed.

Published 23 March 2021

Two in five people struggling with debts have no money at end of month, warns CAS

Scotland faces a ‘cliff edge’ moment as it emerges from lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.

Published 15 March 2021

Scottish Government to publish new 20-year rented sector housing strategy

A new strategy for Scotland’s rented sector will improve accessibility, affordability and standards, as part of a new 20-year route map for housing to be published next week by the Scottish Government.

Published 11 March 2021

CAS encourages people to 'check to save' on Council Tax to help ease financial pressures

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to check to save on their council tax this month, as new figures reveal the Citizens Advice network delivered £2.3 million in savings in the past year, with an average saving of £393.

Published 8 March 2021

Budget: Calls for Universal Credit uplift to be made permanent 

A temporary £20 uplift to Universal Credit announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak said in his Budget speech yesterday must be made permanent, campaigners have urged.

Published 4 March 2021

CAS: Universal Credit uplift must be made permanent in upcoming Budget

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is telling MPs ahead of this week’s Budget that the Chancellor must make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit (UC) permanent.

Published 1 March 2021

Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill passed by MSPs

Legislation which will help cut emissions, reduce fuel poverty and create green jobs by accelerating the deployment of heat networks has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.

Published 24 February 2021

Holyrood to recognise impact of Citizens Advice in Scotland

MSPs from across Scotland will recognise the impact of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) network in Scotland in a special members’ business debate at Holyrood today.

Published 24 February 2021

Universal Credit worth less than in 2013, says CAS

Shocking new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) shows that Universal Credit will fall below its 2013 value in real terms if plans to end the £20 uplift are not reversed.

Published 10 February 2021

New strategy published to transform heating in Scotland’s buildings

Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation. 

Published 8 February 2021

Energy price cap to increase from April

Energy prices are set to rise by as much as £97 for millions of consumers in April as a result of changes in wholesale energy prices, regulator Ofgem said today.

Published 5 February 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland warns of increase in fuel debt

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that fuel debt – being in debt to your energy supplier – is a growing concern for consumers as the latest data from the Citizens Advice network reveals a 13% increase in fuel debt advice as a proportion of all debt advice compared to November 2020.

Published 1 February 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland helped almost 20,000 people in December

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland helped 19,554 people in December, as concerns around debt and benefits continued amid COVID-19 restrictions, according to new data released today.

Published 27 January 2021

Alliance calls for affordable housebuilding to be 'cornerstone' of Scotland’s Covid recovery

An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.

Published 26 January 2021