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  1. 4 Sep 2012

    Thousands of people in Scotland are being forced to rely on charities for food handouts, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

    The report published today (Tuesday) shows that the numbers of Scottish CAB clients who have made a charitable application has doubled over the last 2 years to 2,200.

  2. 21 Aug 2012

    Energy Best Deal+ is a pilot CAB project which aims to support people in, or at risk of, fuel poverty. There are nine bureaux in Scotland taking part in the pilot and outreach work is also taking place in Edinburgh. The pilot has been running for four weeks and has produced superb results for the clients involved, on a number of fronts.

  3. 16 Aug 2012

    Leith Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to larger premises, to help volunteers cope with the record numbers of people who need advice on issues like debt, housing, employment and benefits. The Leith Bureau – part of Citizens Advice Edinburgh - has been based in Great Junction Street since 1984. But with a 25% rise in clients since 2008, the advice service has been searching for a building to meet current levels of demand.

  4. 1 Aug 2012

    Perth CAB launched their campaign on young people and employment rights at a successful event in the bureau yesterday (31st July 2012), with an introduction from John Park, Labour MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife. Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, was also there to add his support to the campaign.

  5. 27 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today published a major new report showing how Scotland’s graduates have been hit by the recession.  ‘Degrees of Insecurity’ is based on a CAS survey of nearly 1,000 recent Scottish graduates, and reveals that many of them struggle with unemployment or low income jobs as they enter the job market.

  6. 25 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have responded to today’s insolvency figures, urging those who are struggling financially to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.
    Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today report there were 5,601 personal insolvencies in Scotland in the first quarter of 2012/13. This is a 14.9 per cent increase on the previous quarter and a 5.3 per cent increase on the same period in the previous year. 

  7. 24 Jul 2012

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  8. 17 Jul 2012

    Scotland’s Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neil MSP will today (Tuesday) launch a major new project which will see local citizens advice bureaux offer special help to Scots who can’t afford their gas and electricity bills.

    The Energy Best Deal Plus scheme will be launched at Airdrie CAB – one of the 9 bureaux where it will initially be available. (The others are Dumfries and Galloway, Denny & Dunipace, Motherwell & Wishaw, North Ayrshire, Nairn, Roxburgh & Berwickshire, Stirling and Rutherglen/Cambuslang).

  9. 28 Jun 2012

    Many of Scotland’s armed forces veterans struggle to re-integrate into the civilian community, and need special help to cope with problems like debt, unemployment and low income. That’s one of the main findings of Scotland’s Armed Forces Advice Project (ASAP) in its first major report.

    ‘Civvy Street – the New Front Line’ describes the work done by the project since it was established by Citizens Advice Scotland two years ago. The issues it raises will be debated this afternoon in the Scottish Parliament, and a motion has also been lodged in the House of Commons.

  10. 25 Jun 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Prime Minister’s vision of welfare reforms, outlined in his Dartford speech today, is ‘worlds away’ from the reality of how the reforms are impacting on the lives of CAB clients.

  11. 25 Jun 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have urged Scots to beware companies who buy their ‘unwanted’ gold, after receiving evidence that some of these traders are exploiting customers.

  12. 6 Jun 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland today urged the Scottish Government to implement new plans to help the growing number of Scots who are having to choose between heating and eating.

  13. 31 May 2012

    Young Scots who are unable to buy their own home often feel like they have failed in life, according to Citizens Advice Scotland.

  14. 24 May 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the UK government’s announcement of measures to improve the codes of practice among payday lenders.

  15. 23 May 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Scottish CAB service needs more resources to enable it to help those Scots who are suffering the harsh impact of the UK government’s Welfare Reforms.

  16. 15 May 2012

    New figures out today show a shocking rise in the numbers of people who are working fewer hours than they feel they need to.

  17. 19 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said new changes to tax credits will hit nearly 85,000 families in Scotland, making them much worse off. 

  18. 14 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said many Scottish households are facing financial crisis, amid new reports that the cost of running a home is higher than ever.

  19. 11 Apr 2012

    The UK Government has announced new proposals to officially make the Scottish CAB Service a champion for consumer information, advice, education and advocacy – in addition to its current role as a provider of free, impartial and confidential advice.  

  20. 10 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland’s survey of recent graduates received over 500 responses between 8am and 4pm on its first day. And responses are still coming in thick and fast.


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