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  1. 24 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) review of payday loans, and have urged people meanwhile to avoid the ‘misery’ of high-interest loans.

  2. 23 Feb 2012

    The government’s welfare reforms are having a devastating impact on thousands of sick and disabled Scots – according to evidence published today (Thursday 23rd Feb 2012) by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  3. 16 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the findings of a new survey which shows that 70% of UK families are living ‘on the edge of poverty’.

  4. 15 Feb 2012

    Today’s unemployment figures are bleak news for Scotland, and have ‘hidden’ impacts which make them even worse than they at first appear - according to Citizens Advice Scotland.

  5. 14 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said too many Scots are still facing the ‘nightmare’ of homelessness – despite the decrease reported today.

  6. 6 Feb 2012

    Many Scots are being ‘exploited’ by employers who feel they can treat their employees unfairly because of the recession, according to evidence published today by Citizens Advice Scotland.

    The CAS report – Fair employment - details cases of unfair and illegal treatment brought to the Scottish CAB service by aggrieved workers. The issues include low pay, unfair dismissal and changes to terms and conditions.

    CAS are today calling for the establishment of a Fair Employment Commission in Scotland, to guard against these abuses and protect workers rights.

  7. 30 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the Financial Services Bill’s proposal that consumer credit will in future be regulated by the FCA (Financial Credit Authority). But they have also said the agency must have full powers to tackle wrongdoing in the lending industry.

  8. 26 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said three separate economic reports released in the last few hours have shown how many Scottish families are struggling financially. They say these figures prove this is the worst possible time for welfare cuts.

  9. 25 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have now received over 3,000 messages from Scots who are furious at the unfair delivery charges applied to people in rural areas.

  10. 25 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said too many Scots are facing bankruptcy and unmanageable debt, and have urged those who are struggling to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.

  11. 23 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have given their response to the benefits ‘cap’ being discussed today in Westminster. Though the cap would only affect a relatively small number of Scots, CAS are concerned about the precedent it sets.

  12. 16 Jan 2012

    35% of people in Scotland are worried they can’t afford their next fuel bill and one in two say energy bills will put a strain on their finances this year, according to new figures released today from Citizens Advice Scotland at the start of its Big Energy Week which will help people save money on their fuel bills.

  13. 4 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have joined with Shelter in expressing concern at the huge numbers of people who are taking out payday loans and other credit, in order to pay their rent or mortgage.

  14. 2 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed leading economists’ predictions of a ‘flood of bankruptcies’ in 2012, and have urged people who are in debt to get expert advice to help them cope.

  15. 1 Jan 2012

    Government Agencies ‘Aggressive, Unhelpful and Incompetent’

    The impact of the government’s welfare reforms is the main concern among Scotland’s CAB advisers going into 2012, according to a survey published today. The survey also reveals a number of angry comments from CAB staff about some of the agencies they regularly have to deal with on behalf of their clients - including government departments, jobcentres and fuel companies.

  16. 19 Dec 2011

    500 New Responses in Just 5 Hours as Survey Re-Opens!

  17. 19 Dec 2011

    Thousands of people in rural Scotland are being charged ‘rip-off’ prices for delivery when they buy goods online, according to new research from Citizens Advice Scotland.

  18. 11 Dec 2011

    Recession-hit Scots are now bringing one new issue to the CAB for every minute of every day, according to new figures published by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  19. 9 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said people should be given clearer information on how to cut their fuel bills, as new figures* reveal that complaints about the ‘Big Six’ energy companies rose by 26% over the summer.

  20. 8 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the news that Scottish Parliament committees are taking action to prepare Scots for the devastating impact of the UK Parliament’s Welfare Reform Bill.


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