Citizens Advice Scotland

SFHA gives cautious welcome to commitment to end fuel poverty

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed moves to enshrine the Scottish Government’s proposed new fuel poverty target in legislation but said that more investment is required to make the ambition a reality.

Published 10 November 2017

Stirling CAB publishes ‘plain English’ guide to benefits system

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau has today published its new Plain English Guide to Help Sort out Benefits to help people overcome the system’s complexities.

Published 9 November 2017

Give Scots a council tax rebate in exchange for home energy efficiency

Scots who make their homes more energy efficient should get a Council Tax rebate, according to a new report.

Published 16 October 2017

Sturgeon unveils plans for state-owned not-for-profit energy firm

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to set up a state-owned not-for-profit energy company in Scotland to offer cheaper power to homeowners.

Published 11 October 2017

PM announces plans for energy price cap in housing filled speech to conference

Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs.

Published 5 October 2017

New campaign urges older people to claim the benefits they are entitled to

A new campaign aimed at ensuring older people receive the financial support they are entitled to has been launched by the Scottish Government and Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 3 October 2017

New working group to make urgent recommendations to end rough sleeping

The Scottish Government has pledged to establish an expert group together with a £50 million fund with the aim of eradicating homelessness for good.

Published 6 September 2017

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

Citizens Advice Scotland calls for halt to Universal Credit rollout

Citizens Advice Scotland has called for a halt to the accelerated roll-out of Universal Credit, publishing new figures which show the system risks leaving thousands of Scots in poverty and debt.

Published 7 July 2017

Derek Mitchell named as new chief executive of Citizens Advice Scotland

Derek Mitchell will take over as chief executive of Citizens Advice Scotland in August, the charity has announced.

Published 28 June 2017

Energy suppliers 'not doing enough for low income Scots'

Energy suppliers are not doing enough to help customers on low incomes, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland.

Published 28 June 2017

Research details pros and cons of face-to-face fuel poverty advice schemes

A new report has found that face-to-face advice schemes for Scots who are in fuel poverty are a necessary service for certain consumers but that improved monitoring and evaluation of projects is needed.

Published 23 June 2017

Citizens Advice Scotland and SCVO welcome new Social Security Bill

The publication of the Social Security Bill is a “landmark moment” for the Scottish Parliament, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

Published 22 June 2017

Call for new protections for ‘communal heating’ consumers

There is a “clear need” for greater protection measures for consumers in Scotland who use ‘district heating’ schemes, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 29 May 2017

New chair elected at Citizens Advice Scotland

Rory Mair CBE has been elected as the new independent chair of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) at the charity’s AGM in Edinburgh.

Published 29 March 2017