24 Apr 2014
Today sees the launch of the Western Isles Poverty Action Group's (WIPAG) Survival Guide, an information booklet aimed at people in crisis.
Recent statistics show that 70% of islanders are suffering from fuel poverty, and frequently facing a choice between ‘heating or eating’. One child in ten lives below the poverty line in the Western Isles, WIPAG has stated. Beyond this, the Western Isles still suffer disproportionately-high food prices. Welfare reforms have also had troubling effects.Spotlight:
23 Apr 2014
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the new Ofgem campaign ‘be an energy shopper’, though has cautioned that more must be done to help struggling consumers.Spotlight:
23 Apr 2014
Ahead of a Scottish Government summit on tackling payday lending to be held in Glasgow today, CAS continued its campaign to seek action on problem lending by urging banks to become part of the solution.Spotlight:
17 Apr 2014
Citizens Advice Bureaux across the country have long since been a port of call for those dealing with a whole raft of issues.
Now analysis by Citizens Advice Scotland has shown that in 2012/13, the Scottish CAB Service dealt with over one million issues. The majority of these issues - nearly 850,000 - were brought directly to a Citizens Advice Bureau (including the Citizens Advice Direct telephone helpline) with another 200,000 issues being processed by the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline.