Citizens Advice Scotland

A third of Scottish benefit claimants ‘unable to get by’

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has urged Holyrood to use new powers to create a fairer welfare system after a poll revealed over a third of benefit claimants are ‘unable to get by’ on the income they receive.

Published 10 December 2015

Fuel poverty cases increase 130 per cent in four years

The number of fuel poverty cases recorded by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has increased by 130 per cent since 2011, according to new figures.

Published 26 October 2015

Call for Scots to help elderly winter-proof energy bills

A joint campaign from Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on Scottish residents to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal.

Published 26 October 2015

Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill draws mixed response

Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

Published 8 October 2015

Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive suspended

The chief executive at Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has been suspended from her job, according to reports.

Published 8 September 2015

Citizens Advice Scotland ‘concerned’ over UK government tax credits plan

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has come out against news that UK government ministers are reportedly considering plans that will stop young people from being able to claim tax credits, saying the plans will compound the challenges already facing vulnerable young Scots and will lead more into poverty.

Published 12 August 2015

Citizens Advice Scotland reveals worries over impact of welfare cuts

Citizens Advice Scotland has expressed concern about the impact of further welfare cuts, following David Cameron’s speech yesterday.

Published 23 June 2015

MPs call for ‘urgent’ review into benefits sanctions

MPs have called for a full and “urgent” independent review to investigate whether benefit sanctions are being applied appropriately, fairly and proportionately.

Published 24 March 2015