Commenting on the Poverty and Inequality Commissions analysis of the Scottish budget, Citizens Advice Scotland Policy Manager Nina Ballantyne said:
“The Scottish Citizens Advice Network helps hundreds of thousands of people each year, many struggling with soaring living costs and stagnant incomes. The experience of people who use our services chimes with what the Commission has identified as priorities - social security, work and housing are among the most common topics people seek advice on. There is no single government policy that can solve poverty, but we support the Commission’s call for a coordinated approach backed up by the right levels of investment.
“People struggling can visit their local Citizens Advice Bureau for help, whether that is to claim the benefits they are entitled to, cut their energy bills or get housing advice.”