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Publications

  1. Keith Dryburgh and Matt Lancashire
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    October 2011

    CAS's submission to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee, which will be scrutinising the UK Welfare Reform Bill Legislative Consent Motion, gives detail on the impact of aspects of the bill to Scotland’s people, services and economy. In addition it sets out our arguments for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament Welfare and Benefits Committee and our position on the LCM.

  2. Matt Lancashire and Keith Dryburgh
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    October 2011

    CAS has prepared a briefing on the impact of the welfare reform bill on Scotland’s people, services, and devolved areas and called for the Scottish Parliament to set up a Welfare Reform Bill Committee.

  3. Keith Dryburgh
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    September 2011

    Scrutiny of the forthcoming spending review and draft budget for 2012-13, in response to the call for evidence on preventative spending.

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    September 2011

    This briefing draws on the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) manifesto to set out five key principles for welfare reform agreed by our diverse membership. It calls on the House of Lords to ensure these principles underpin debate and decisions on the Welfare Reform Bill.

  5. Keith Dryburgh
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    September 2011

    Report showing a snapshot of Scottish citizens advice bureaux debt work in 2010/11.

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    September 2011

    CAS’s response to the government consultation on the simplification of the consumer landscape, including the transfer of Consumer Direct's advice-giving work to Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice (England and Wales) in April 2012.

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    September 2011

    This briefing from our series on the problems facing young people in Scotland looks at housing issues.

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  8. Keith Dryburgh
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    September 2011

    The CAS response to the second year of the Harrington Review, based on the input of over 130 managers, advisers and volunteers from 60 different bureaux across Scotland.

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    September 2011

    CAS interim response to the BIS Empowering and Protecting Consumers consultation.

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  10. Matt Lancashire
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    August 2011

    CAS’s response to the Government’s consultation on the introduction of Personal Independence Payments outlines potential impacts in Scotland of the proposed changes in Scotland.

  11. Keith Dryburgh
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    August 2011

    A short report from Citizens Advice Scotland detailing recent case evidence on debt management companies from Scottish citizens advice bureaux.

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    August 2011

    This briefing sheet looks at the sharp rise in sanctions and the unhelpful effects they have on the people affected, as well as recommendations for improving the system.

  13. Matt Lancashire
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    July 2011

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) response to the SSAC consultation on passported benefits.

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    July 2011

    Response from Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland to the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission. The response supports the objective to gain straightforward private rights of redress for misleading and aggressive practices.

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    July 2011

    A guide for Parliamentarians to the work of the Citizens Advice Bureau Service in Scotland. The guide provides information on how MSPs and Scottish MPs can help their constituents on a range of issues including debt, advice, housing and employment.

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    June 2011

    CAS was involved in the shaping and writing of amendments proposed by action for children/SCoWR for the third reading of the welfare reform bill. The amendment relates to childcare and costs, and work focused interviews.

  17. Lucy Manson
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    June 2011

    Response to OFCOM's consultation on tackling unexpectedly high bills or 'bill shock' in telecommunications . Views sought on why these occur, the impact of these bills, and preventative measures.

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  18. Matt Lancashire
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    June 2011

    The CAS welfare reform briefing has been sent to all Scottish MPs before the 3rd reading of the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons. The focus of the briefing looks at the major issues affecting our clients in the bill and impact on devolved legislation in Scotland.

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    June 2011

    Citizens Advice Bureau evidence on the consumer problems caused or exacerbated by the recession

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    June 2011

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

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