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  1. 10 Nov 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland are today calling on MSPs of all parties to do something to help the growing numbers of Scots who are 'drowning in debt'.

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  2. 27 Oct 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed the UK government's announcement today of proposals to tackle credit card lending, and have claimed that too many Scots are 'drowning in debt'.

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  3. 23 Oct 2009

    New Benefit Has Been a 'Catalogue of Errors'

    Today marks one year since the government introduced the new 'Employment Support Allowance' (ESA) to replace Incapacity Benefit and Income Support for those who are sick and disabled. But far from being a cause for birthday celebrations, the first year of the ESA has been one of misery and frustration for many of the vulnerable people who are affected. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) say that the CAB service has been flooded with complaints about the system, which they say is a 'catalogue of errors.'

  4. 6 Oct 2009

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) meets today for a conference aimed at challenging the political consensus on welfare reform in the run-up to the next General Election and beyond.

  5. 16 Sep 2009

    Children looked after by relatives and family friends are the topic of a national conference hosted by Citizens Advice Scotland in Edinburgh today (Wednesday). The event takes place exactly one year on from the formal launch of the Citizens Advice Bureaux led Kinship Care Advice and Information Service.

  6. 9 Sep 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland say that both mortgage lenders and landlords should be more flexible in dealing with late payments and arrears. The comments come in response to figures released by the Scottish government today which show an increase in home re-possessions in Scotland.*

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  7. 4 Sep 2009

    The Citizens Advice Service marks its 70th anniversary today, as a new survey shows that the service is highly trusted and valued in Scotland.

  8. 17 Aug 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have expressed disappointment at the news that Royal Bank of Scotland has among the highest unauthorised overdraft charges of any bank. They have called for tough government regulation of banks in response

  9. 14 Aug 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have responded to the news that home re-possessions have fallen by 10% across the UK.[1]

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  10. 14 Aug 2009

    Experts from Scotland's Citizens Advice movement are meeting in Edinburgh today (Wednesday) to consider how the movement can help people through the recession.

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  11. 23 Jun 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed today's climbdown by the SNP government on its proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS).

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  12. 10 Jun 2009

    A major new report by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) reveals that the numbers - and levels - of personal debt among CAB clients has more than doubled over the last 5 years.

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  13. 9 Mar 2009

    Banks should ‘put their customers first’ and help them beat the credit crunch, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  14. 2 Feb 2009

    The number of concerns about homelessness brought to Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux has doubled since the year 2000.

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  15. 15 Jan 2009

    The GetFair anti-poverty group was launched at the Scottish Parliament yesterday with support from SNP, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green MSPs.

  16. 14 Jan 2009

    People in Scotland are ahead of the rest of the UK in wanting to tackle poverty. That’s one of the findings of a poll unveiled by the new campaign group, GetFair Scotland.

  17. 13 Jan 2009

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement of a new Debt Action Forum, but have urged that it must work to plug the gaps that exist between the current debt assistance schemes, and which are excluding many vulnerable people from getting help.

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