Citizens Advice Scotland
A quarter of households are still struggling with fuel poverty as new Scottish Government statistics revealed no real progress over the last 12 months.
Published 5 December 2018
The Scottish Parliament’s local government and communities committee began hearing evidence yesterday as part of its examination of proposed legislation which sets a new target relating to the eradication of fuel poverty.
Published 22 November 2018
A charity is calling for action after many households in Scotland were left with huge debts after signing up to a government-backed energy scheme only to be scammed by a rogue company.
Published 21 November 2018
At least 15,000 households each year are expected to benefit from the new Financial Health Check service which has been launched by Citizens Advice Scotland.
Published 5 November 2018
Demand for advice regarding rent arrears in Scotland has increased by 47% over the last five years, new evidence has revealed.
Published 18 October 2018
A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources.
Published 11 October 2018
New research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed the challenges faced by those Scots who use oil to heat their homes.
Published 5 October 2018
Assessments for disability support will be carried out by Social Security Scotland, fully supported by public sector healthcare professionals, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 27 September 2018
Energy provider Scottish Power is to increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%.
Published 28 August 2018
The Scottish Government needs to set out a ‘route map’ of how it intends to persuade Scots to change their consumer behaviour if it wants to meet its targets on climate change, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
Published 21 August 2018
Millions of British homes are one step closer to cheaper energy bills as legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs completed its passage through parliament this week.
Published 20 July 2018
Scotland’s construction industry is being held back by poor broadband and high postal delivery charges, according to new research.
Published 18 July 2018
A new bill which will set targets to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland is “too narrowly focused” and will fail to address the “scandal” of cold, damp homes, according to campaigners.
Published 28 June 2018
The findings of new research into fuel poverty in Scotland, looking specifically at which households are most affected and what kind of support they need, has been published today by Citizens Advice Scotland.
Published 19 June 2018
A rise in gas and electricity prices from energy firm SSE will hit consumers yet again and more warning should be given in the future, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.
Published 31 May 2018