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CAS responds to Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2016

Citizens Advice Scotland has given its initial
response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, saying it brings mixed news for
vulnerable families in Scotland.

CAS policy spokesman Rob Gowans says,

"We welcome the Increase in minimum wage for low paid workers, along with reduction in the taper rate for Universal Credit. These are changes that will make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable clients we see.

"However, the Chancellor could have gone further to help those who are struggling. For example he did not reverse the recent changes made to ESA, which our evidence suggests will hit tens thousands of people who are unable to work and are finding it very hard to get by."

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