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  1. 11 Oct 2018

    11% of Scottish households are using electric heating, which is the most expensive form of domestic fuel – three times as costly as gas.

  2. 5 Oct 2018

    New research by Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed the challenges faced by those Scots who use oil to heat their homes.

  3. 1 Oct 2018

    On Monday the UK Government Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced that her department will fund the Citizens Advice network in Scotland (alongside Citizens Advice England and Wales) to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service helping people to make a Universal Credit claim. 

  4. 26 Sep 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the new benefits agency, Social Security Scotland, will deliver any face-to-face assessments for disability benefits.

  5. 4 Sep 2018

    The Scottish government today set out its new Programme for Government. Some key points relevant to the Citizens Advice network in Scotland and its clients are:

  6. 4 Sep 2018

    The Motherwell CAB will be moving to new premises from Monday 8 October 2018.

  7. 3 Sep 2018

    by Emma Grant McColm, CAS Energy spokesperson

    (This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 19 August 2018)

  8. 3 Sep 2018

    by Derek Mitchell, CAS Chief Executive

    (This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 26 August 2018)

  9. 31 Aug 2018

    The Inspector of Funeral today published her Annual Report. This is based on her initial engagement with funeral directors across Scotland, exploring focusing on: culture, ethos and confidence in management; conveyance and care of the deceased; understanding, recording and acting on the wishes of the deceased or bereaved; asset management; and audit of procedures, practice and record keeping .

  10. 29 Aug 2018

    The Scottish Government has announced the "qualifying date" for the first payments of the new Carer's Allowance (CA) Supplement to people getting Carer's Allowance by Social Security Scotland. 

  11. 24 Aug 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to Scottish Power’s announcement that it will increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%. This is Scottish Power's second price rise this year, with dual fuel prices rising by 5.5% on 1 June. It follows Ofgem's decision to increase the level of their Safeguard tariff.

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  12. 24 Aug 2018

    Some private nurseries and childminders require a deposit to secure a child's place. The Scottish Government has launched a pilot scheme to help cover the costs of childcare deposits for parents.

  13. 23 Aug 2018

    September is Will Relief Scotland month. Will Relief is a scheme to have a will drawn up by a solicitor in exchange for a donation to charity.

  14. 13 Aug 2018

    by Jamie Stewart, Energy policy officer at Citizens Advice Scotland

    (This column first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 12 August 2018).

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  15. 13 Aug 2018

    by Derek Mitchell, CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland

    (This column first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 5 August 2018)

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  16. 10 Aug 2018

    Following the report of the UK Parliament’s British Infrastructure Group into the smart meter roll out, Citizens Advice Scotland has reiterated its call for the programme's 2020 target to be extended. 

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  17. 9 Aug 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to British Gas's announcement that it will increase the price of its Standard Variable Tariff (SVT) by 3.8%, taking effect from 1 October 2018. This follows a previous price rise of 5.5% announced in April, and will affect around 3.5 million customers.

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  18. 31 Jul 2018

    By Eilidh McIvor, Social policy co-ordinator, Citizens Advice Scotland

    This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 29 July 2018.

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  19. 23 Jul 2018

    by Kristin Hartman, Policy officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 22 July 2018.

  20. 17 Jul 2018

    Scotland’s rural businesses are being held back by parcel delivery surcharges and poor broadband – according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

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