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  1. 19 Jun 2018

    by Kate Morrison, Energy policy manager, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 17 June 2018.

  2. 18 Jun 2018

    Half of all Scots who are targeted by scams are over 65, according to new research published today (Monday) as Scams Awareness Month enters its third week.  

  3. 15 Jun 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the National Audit Office report on Universal Credit.

  4. 11 Jun 2018

    Author - Rob Gowans, CAS Policy Officer

    Last week the Work and Pensions Secretary made a written statement to Parliament on Universal Credit (UC) which marked some important evolutions in government policy. The key points relate to the transitional protection for clients who are moving from legacy benefits to UC.

    Ministers have often said that these claimants will be protected from any drop in income by ‘transitional protection’. However CAS and CABs have recently been highlighting the losses already being suffered by clients as a result of changes of circumstances, which in full service areas means a move to UC.

  5. 11 Jun 2018

    by CAS Chief Executive Derek Mitchell

    This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald, 10/06/18.

  6. 7 Jun 2018

    The Scottish Government's consultation on Local Governance.

  7. 4 Jun 2018

    CAS Chief Executive Derek Mitchell on the launch of our Scams Awareness Month.

    This column first appeared in the Sunday Herald online on 03 June 2018.


  8. 30 May 2018

    Since 1 April 2018, parents or guardians can get help with the costs of visiting their premature or ill newborn baby in hospital.

  9. 30 May 2018

    In a recent Employment Tribunal case in Scotland, it was decided that disability discrimination had taken place when an employee was dismissed for reasons relating to her experience of the menopause.

  10. 29 May 2018

    Sam Ghibaldan responds on behalf of CAS to the Scottish Government's Climate Change bill

    (This article was published in the Sunday Herald on 26 May 2018).


  11. 24 May 2018

    From 14 May 2018, refugees living in Scotland can apply for family reunion crisis grants. These grants can help with the extra costs that they will have when they are reunited with family members arriving in Scotland under family reunion rules.

  12. 17 May 2018

    by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland

    This article was published in the Times on 17 May 2018. The survey referenced in the article can be seen here

  13. 17 May 2018

    More than 7 out of 10 Scots are concerned about how Brexit will affect them, according to new data published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  14. 10 May 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed an interim report from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) which identifies failings in the market for district heating consumers.

  15. 26 Apr 2018

    Article by Rory Mair,

    Chair, Citizen s Advice Scotland

    (published in the Scotsman newspaper following the passing of the Social Security Bill by the Scottish Parliament on 25/04/18).

  16. 9 Apr 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that some Universal Credit claimants are having substantial deductions made to their payments in order to pay off debts.

  17. 1 Apr 2018

    From 1 April 2018, carers in Scotland have new rights. All carers in Scotland are now entitled to an Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or a Young Carers Statement (YCS). These replace the old carer’s assessments.

  18. 28 Mar 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland was announced as the 500th organisation to sign up to Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter at an event in Edinburgh today, with a commitment to increase digital skills and access throughout the Scottish CAB network.


  19. 19 Mar 2018

    Kinship carers will be able to access more support and information thanks to a newly expanded advice service, launched this week by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  20. 7 Mar 2018

    Two thirds of Scots are dissatisfied with the frequency of their local bus services, with over half saying that those which do exist are often late. The figures are published today by Citizens Advice Scotland following a major national survey.



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