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  1. 25 May 2016

    CAS strongly refutes claims that the charity is ‘on the brink of collapse’ and that the UK Government are looking to ‘offload’ CAS to the Scottish Government.

  2. 20 May 2016

    New air weapons licensing laws come into force later this year.

  3. 17 May 2016

    CAS visit Island Post Offices

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  4. 3 May 2016

    We are delighted to announce that Information Officer Dorothy Buchanan has been shortlisted as a finalist for the SCVO’s Scottish Charity Awards - Exceptional Employee Category. 

    A panel of judges will decide on the outcome of the Exceptional Employee award, but all finalists will also be included in the People’s Choice Award which everyone can vote for here.

    Voting closes on 13th May!

  5. 3 May 2016

    CAS is undertaking an independent assessment review of its governance arrangements and has today announced the appointment of Deloitte to lead this process.

  6. 27 Apr 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Donna Holligan as Head of Finance.

  7. 27 Apr 2016

    Author - Rhiannon Sims, Policy Officer

    Today, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published the first comprehensive study into destitution in the UK and has revealed that 1.25 million people, including over 300,000 children, were destitute in 2015. These figures are an alarming warning that more needs to be done to prevent people from experiencing periods of no income, and to provide adequate support when people are faced with a crisis. 

  8. 22 Apr 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) confirms that the dismissal of the former Chief Executive, Margaret Lynch, for gross misconduct, has been upheld following an appeal.

  9. 20 Apr 2016

    Foundation Scotland’s Flood Recovery Appeal will close for applications at 4pm on 27 May 2016.

  10. 18 Apr 2016

    It seems like purchasing very nearly anything these days requires one to submit to extensive terms and conditions (T&Cs).  If you’re anything like me when presented with screeds of small print, at best you may make an attempt to skim the agreement until you lose the will to navigate through the baffling legalese (which usually occurs after the first sentence) or simply give up after your eyes get tired of squinting.  Most of the time, I avoid this altogether by quickly acquiescing to T&Cs with a swift click of the mouse or hasty signature, hoping I’ve not consented to anything ethically or economically dubious.

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  11. 14 Apr 2016

    Following our recent announcement, which announced that CAS would be conducting a governance review, CAS can now confirm the high level outline for reviewing the organisation’s governance landscape.  

  12. 6 Apr 2016

    Over 6,000 Scots contacted the CAB service last year to report problems with landlords and poor housing in the private rented housing sector. This is an increase of 23% over the previous two years, and amounts to 24 cases every working day.

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  13. 6 Apr 2016

    Author: Patrick Hogan, CAS Policy Officer

    If you’re like me and have bounced around rented accommodation in your student days and beyond, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of worn down flats and colourful landlords.  Most of the time, any problems I experienced didn’t extend far beyond the simply amusing (like that university flat I had with the wildly oscillating kitchen floor – hilarious!) and my landlords dealt with me and any issues I had promptly and professionally. Unfortunately though, the situation for some who privately rent can be more serious. 

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  14. 1 Apr 2016

    Author - Rob Gowans, CAS Policy Officer

    Today’s introduction of the ‘National Living Wage’ is a welcome increase to the national minimum wage for some of Scotland’s lowest paid workers. However despite the name, it’s important that it’s not confused with the existing voluntary Living Wage which continues to have an important part to play in tackling in-work poverty and encouraging decent work.

  15. 1 Apr 2016

    Today sees the launch of the new ‘National Living Wage’, which promises a pay rise for one million low paid workers in the UK. What is it? Should I be paid it? What can I do if I’m not? Find out in our quick guide to the new minimum wage.

  16. 30 Mar 2016

    Social policy researchers from Perth and Stirling bureaux have published a report following a collaborative study of funeral costs in Perth & Kinross and Stirling Districts. The report outlines a mixed method research study which set out to explore the causes of increasing funeral costs locally, to identify weaknesses in existing protocols and support systems pertaining to funerals, and to make recommendations for change.

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  17. 24 Mar 2016

    The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) is changing on 1 April 2016. The SWF is a national scheme, delivered by local authorities, paying out crisis grants and community care grants. You may be able to get a grant if you are not able to pay for what you need following a crisis or to help you set up or maintain a home in the community. You may also be able to get a grant if your family is facing exceptional pressure of some kind.

  18. 21 Mar 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the Fair Work Framework for Scotland, which has been launched today by the Fair Work Convention.

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  19. 21 Mar 2016

    From 1 April 2016, people with a diagnosed mental disorder who lack awareness of danger from road traffic may be able to get a blue badge.

  20. 18 Mar 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today announced an independent review of its governance framework, with the aim of making the charity a model within the sector for progressive governance.

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