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  1. 17 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said that the new Welfare Reform Bill must be about making life better for those who are most in need, and that its efforts to get people into work will depend on more jobs being available.

  2. 17 Feb 2011

    Leading members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) today responded with concern to the UK Government’s welfare reform bill.

  3. 16 Feb 2011

    Today’s unemployment figures show that too many Scots are out of work, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  4. 11 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said the government is premature in celebrating figures from a pilot scheme for sick and disabled people in Aberdeenshire, given that the process behind the scheme has been shown to be deeply flawed. The charity has also said it is ‘disgraceful’ to brand genuinely sick and disabled people as ‘benefit cheats’.

  5. 9 Feb 2011

    Young people in Scotland are suffering the impact of the recession more than most, and feel no-one is listening to the anger and despair they feel. These are the findings of a major new report presented today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  6. 25 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the government are wrong to interpret new figures on the Employment Support Allowance as a success.

  7. 24 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish government’s new Deposit Protection scheme, saying it will put an end to exploitation of tenants by ‘rogue landlords’.

  8. 19 Jan 2011

    Figures released today show that too many people in Scotland are still struggling to find work, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  9. 19 Jan 2011

    Scottish MPs will today debate how to force Scotland’s main banks to stop turning away people who need a bank account.

  10. 11 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the major High Street banks need to improve their approach to customer service, in the light of new reports of poor complaint handling.

  11. 10 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have called on the UK government to re-think its economic strategy, in the light of today’statistics from KPMG showing a sharp rise in Scottish business failures.

  12. 31 Dec 2010

    Staff from Scotland’s Citizens Advice Bureaux anticipate that financial problems will continue to plague Scottish communities in 2011. They have also singled out banks for particular criticism for their failure to help people in nee

  13. 22 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have responded to the news that nearly 40% of people across the UK run out of money two thirds of the way through the typical month. The figures come from R3, the Insolvency Trade Body in their ‘quarterly tracking research’ report today.

  14. 17 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed today’s announcement by the Office of Fair Trading, warning PayDay Loan companies not to mis-use Direct Debit mandates to take funds from their customers’ bank accounts without their knowledge.

  15. 17 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said too many people will suffer from fuel poverty this Christmas, due to the ‘double whammy’ of excessively cold weather and unusually high fuel charges. They have called for a concerted effort from governments and fuel companies to make sure that 2011 is the year fuel poverty is abolished in Scotland.

  16. 15 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said that today’s decrease in unemployment in Scotland is just a glimmer of good news, and that they still fear the impact of public sector cuts will mean more job losses next year.

  17. 30 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have commented on the latest figures on Household Spending from the Office of National Statistics (see link below), which show that spending has fallen for the first time in nearly a decade.

  18. 26 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed OFGEM’s proposed review of energy prices increases, and have called on them to investigate in particular the ‘shocking’ levels of fuel poverty in Scotland.

  19. 25 Nov 2010

    Lucy McTernan, CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland commenting on the Scottish House Conditions Survey, said in regards to the Fuel Poverty figures:

  20. 24 Nov 2010

    One in 10 Scots are having to survive the economic crisis without a bank account – despite government efforts to force banks to make accounts more easily available.


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