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Publications

  1. Alizeh Hussain and Christine Lang
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    November 2010

    Briefing on Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 debate.

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  2. Matt Lancashire and Alizeh Hussain
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    November 2010

    CAS briefing on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Works and Pensions.

  3. Matt Lancashire and Alizeh Hussain
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    November 2010

    CAS briefing on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Works and Pensions.

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    November 2010

    Briefing sheet which accompanies the evidence report Banking on the Basics - an outline of issues experienced by people living in Scotland in accessing basic bank accounts.

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  5. Keith Dryburgh
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    October 2010

     

    Advice in Scotland 09/10 is the first in a series of reports that look in detail at the people who use the service and the problems that they experience in their lives. The reports will be of great interest to policy makers, advice givers, businesses, and anyone with an interest in the major issues that affect people across Scotland. This report looks at those who seek advice and the broad areas of problems that they bring.

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    October 2010

    CAS's annual report 2009/10. Further copies and the full financial expenditure report are available on request.

  7. Keith Dryburgh
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    October 2010

    Scottish Affairs Committee: Enquiry into the Banking Sector. A memorandum from CAS.

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  8. Alizeh Hussain
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    October 2010

    A summary briefing and evidence based memorandum prepared for the debate on Banking in Scotland in Westminster Hall at the UK Parliament.

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  9. Matt Lancashire
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    October 2010

    CAS submitted a briefing for the Work & Pensions Committee for their evidence session taking place the 20th October, on the changes to Housing Benefit announced in the June 2010 budget. The evidence based briefing presents the Scottish perspective on the proposed changes.

  10. Alizeh Hussain
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    October 2010

    Briefing for MSPs on The Legal Services Bill which was passed at stage 3 on October 6th 2010.

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  11. Publication date:
    October 2010

    CAS wants to make sure that the people that use their local CAB are happy with, and can trust the service they receive. One way that we do this is by making sure the service is up to scratch with regular membership scheme audits.

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    October 2010

    Briefing sheet to accompany the Relative Value report on kinship carers in Scotland

  13. The experiences of kinship carers using the Scottish CAB Service.
    Keith Dryburgh
    Publication date:
    October 2010

    All across Scotland, thousands of people care for children, because their natural parents are unable to do so. These are often grandparents, aunts and uncles but can also be family friends. People who look after children in these kinds of circumstances are often known as 'kinship carers'.

    This research is looks at the experiences of a sample of 368 kinship carers who called the Kinship Care Helpline or visited a bureau for advice between January and December 2009.

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    September 2010

    CAS was a major contributor to the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform's joint member response to the 21st Century Welfare Consultation, which saw some of the groups key policy calls for a better welfare system included in the consultation paper.

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    September 2010

    Response from CAS on the Office of Fair Trading consultation on e-consumer protection.

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  16. Keith Dryburgh and Matt Lancashire
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    September 2010

    Consultation response on the Work Capability Assessment for Employment and Support Allowance.

  17. Alizeh Hussain
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    September 2010

    A response from CAS to the Low Pay Commission.

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    July 2010

    Information about  and how to order our public facing leaflets, booklets and poster providing information about advice on offer fromCitizens Advice Bureaux.

  19. Evidence on overdraft charges from Scottish CAB
    Keith Dryburgh
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    June 2010

    Research report which looks at the continuing effects of unfair and disproportionate overdraft charges on vulnerable and low income clients.

    The recession has left Scots more exposed than ever to disproportionate and unfair overdraft charges from their banks. For our clients they are unfair – they are disproportionate to the level of infringement, they penalise low income customers for being poor, and trap many in a cycle of debt for an overdraft that can be as little as a penny.

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  20. Publication date:
    June 2010

    Briefing sheet to accompany the Fully Charged report which focused on bank charges and their effect on CAB clients.

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