Citizens Advice Scotland
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has recommended three key proposals to improve housing affordability for people on low incomes.
Published 6 August 2019
More than 13,000 households in Scotland have been affected by the benefit cap, according to new statistics.
Published 2 August 2019
Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 11% in 2018/19 as the cost of living crisis and Scotland’s “housing emergency” saw more people turn to the fund for help.
Published 31 July 2019
Two of Scotland’s biggest advice charities have agreed to work closer together to provide the best ever network of debt advice across the country.
Published 23 July 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a new report which argues that the rapidly-changing energy market across the UK means there is a need for new measures to protect consumers.
Published 19 July 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has backed a new report which calls for consumers to be protected from the costs of de-carbonising heating.
Published 12 July 2019
New legislation to remove the duty on local authorities to test if someone's homelessness application was ‘intentional’ will come into effect from November, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
Published 11 July 2019
The Scottish Government has brought forward a new benefit aimed to tackle child poverty by giving extra cash to low-income families.
Published 27 June 2019
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have joined forces to launch a £140,000 energy advisor programme to support vulnerable households and help reduce fuel poverty in the north of Scotland.
Published 12 June 2019
MSPs will vote on a series of amendments to the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill as the proposed legislation begins its third stage of proceedings today.
Published 6 June 2019
Regular building inspections, the establishment of compulsory owners’ associations and Building Reserve Funds must be written into legislation to protect the future of Scotland’s tenement buildings, according to a new report.
Published 5 June 2019
One tenth of Scots who are in work have had to miss paying gas or electricity bills at least once in the last year because they have run out of money, a new report has found.
Published 3 June 2019
The energy sector must take “urgent action” to better identify customers in vulnerable circumstances and improve the help and support given to them, according to a new report.
Published 31 May 2019
A campaign to help people, especially low income families, take control of their finances, and challenge public perceptions and stigma around personal finances, has been launched today.
Published 28 May 2019
More than three quarters (77%) of people in Scotland believe workers who have to claim benefits work hard but their wages are not enough to cover living costs, according to new polling from YouGov for Citizens Advice Scotland.
Published 27 May 2019