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  1. Patrick Hogan
    Publication date:
    April 2016

    This report provides a snapshot of the key issues that are affecting consumers in Scotland, examining both national and local trends in consumer issues.  This is based on data provided by Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland and data from the Citizens Advice consumer service and covers the period from April 2014 to May 2015.

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  2. Advice trends from the second quarter 2014/15
    Keith Dryburgh
    Publication date:
    January 2015

    Snapshot uses bureau evidence to act as an early warning system of where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These quarterly briefings use very recent evidence and will be an excellent way of spotting trends in social policy and tracing the impact of recent policy changes. The briefings will be of use to politicians, government departments, the private sector, and third sector organisations – and anyone with an interest in the most important issues facing people in Scotland. 

    This edition covers advice trends in Scotland during the second quarter of the 2014/15 financial year.

  3. Advice trends in Scotland
    Sarah Beattie-Smith
    Publication date:
    September 2013

    This report examines trends in the kinds of issues on which consumers in Scotland sought advice from the Citizens Advice Service in the first quarter of 2013/14.

  4. July cases
    Publication date:
    September 2013

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, to show where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of clients who approached bureaux during July 2013.

  5. June cases
    Publication date:
    July 2013

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, to show where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of clients who approached bureaux during June 2013.

  6. April cases
    Publication date:
    June 2013

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, to show where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of clients who approached bureaux during April 2013.

  7. March cases
    Publication date:
    May 2013

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, to show where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of clients who approached bureaux during March 2013.

  8. January cases
    Publication date:
    February 2013

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, of where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends to social policy and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of clients who approached bureaux during January 2013.

    Thank you to all bureaux for their feedback, without which this type of publication would not be possible.

  9. Publication date:
    October 2012

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, of where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends to social policy and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of over 15,000 clients who approached bureaux for advice in August 2012. These clients were better off by nearly £7.9m as a result of the advice that they recieved.

  10. Case evidence and statistics from the Scottish CAB Service
    Citizens Advice Scotland
    Publication date:
    October 2012

    This report provides a snapshot of the issues that are affecting consumers in Scotland, examining both national and local trends in consumer issues. This is based on data provided by the majority of citizens advice bureaux in Scotland and data from the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline. We will aim to publish Consumer Snapshot on a regular basis to provide an up-to-date overview of the issues facing consumers in Scotland.

    This report covers the first two quarters of the financial year 2012/13 from April-September 2012.

  11. Lucy Manson
    Publication date:
    October 2011

    Briefing outlining the social policy issues that have been reported by citizens advice bureaux across Scotland between April to June 2011.

  12. Publication date:
    June 2011

    Briefing outlining the social policy issues that have been reported by citizens advice bureaux from January to March 2011.

  13. Keith Dryburgh
    Publication date:
    March 2011

    This report is a detailed look at the housing issues that clients bring to the Scottish CAB Service.

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