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Spotlight on: Older people

Almost one in five bureau clients are over the age of 60. These clients often have a particular set of advice and support needs, with many seeking advice on key life decisions on finances and housing.  

News

  1. 13 Dec 2016

    A 'OneScotland' card must be replaced before 31 December 2016 for you to continue to get free bus travel.

  2. 15 Sep 2016

    Families across Scotland are still being hit with rising funeral costs, according to a new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland. 

  3. 3 Feb 2016

    A new report on funeral poverty by CAS has found funeral director and local authority costs should be more consistent and bereavement support more widely available.

Publications

  1. Burial and cremation charges in Scotland 2016
    Fraser Sutherland

    Publication date: September 2016

    The basic cost of burial fees in Scotland (i.e. not including undertakers fees) is on average £1,363 in 2016. That’s a 7% increase since 2015.

  2. Social Security Advisory Committee consultation
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: February 2016

    Citizens Advice Scotland responded to a consultation on the UK Government's proposed changes to the length of time a person can be absent from Great Britain without losing entitlement to Housing Benefit and Pension Credit.

  3. A review for Scottish Government
    John Birrell & Fraser Sutherland

    Publication date: February 2016

    This report gives wide reaching recommendations on how to tackle funeral poverty in Scotland.

  4. Burial and cremation charges in Scotland 2015
    Fraser Sutherland

    Publication date: June 2015

    Costs for burials and cremations have increased in Scotland in 2015 while more people seek advice from their local CAB than ever before about paying for funerals.

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