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  1. 24 Aug 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to Scottish Power’s announcement that it will increase dual fuel energy prices for those on its standard variable tariff by 3.7%. This is Scottish Power's second price rise this year, with dual fuel prices rising by 5.5% on 1 June. It follows Ofgem's decision to increase the level of their Safeguard tariff.

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  2. 24 Aug 2018

    Some private nurseries and childminders require a deposit to secure a child's place. The Scottish Government has launched a pilot scheme to help cover the costs of childcare deposits for parents.

  3. 23 Aug 2018

    September is Will Relief Scotland month. Will Relief is a scheme to have a will drawn up by a solicitor in exchange for a donation to charity.

  4. 13 Aug 2018

    by Jamie Stewart, Energy policy officer at Citizens Advice Scotland

    (This column first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 12 August 2018).

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  5. 13 Aug 2018

    by Derek Mitchell, CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland

    (This column first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 5 August 2018)

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  6. 10 Aug 2018

    Following the report of the UK Parliament’s British Infrastructure Group into the smart meter roll out, Citizens Advice Scotland has reiterated its call for the programme's 2020 target to be extended. 

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  7. 9 Aug 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to British Gas's announcement that it will increase the price of its Standard Variable Tariff (SVT) by 3.8%, taking effect from 1 October 2018. This follows a previous price rise of 5.5% announced in April, and will affect around 3.5 million customers.

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  8. 31 Jul 2018

    By Eilidh McIvor, Social policy co-ordinator, Citizens Advice Scotland

    This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 29 July 2018.

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  9. 23 Jul 2018

    by Kristin Hartman, Policy officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 22 July 2018.

  10. 17 Jul 2018

    Scotland’s rural businesses are being held back by parcel delivery surcharges and poor broadband – according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  11. 16 Jul 2018

    By Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 15/07/18.

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  12. 4 Jul 2018


    Citizens Advice Scotland Trustee Martyn Buckley has become an official 'Scambassador' for'Friends Against Scams', which is a UK-wide initiative for Trading Standards.  

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  13. 2 Jul 2018

    by Ruth Mendel, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald, 01/07/18.

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  14. 27 Jun 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has given a qualified welcome to the Scottish government’s Fuel Poverty Bill, published today, but we also set out ways in which more progress could be made.

  15. 25 Jun 2018

    by Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 24 June 2018

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  16. 22 Jun 2018

    CAS has responded to the Scottish Government’s proposed ban of the manufacture and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton buds in Scotland.

  17. 22 Jun 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a new website that will help consumers who are fed up with excessive or unfair delivery charges.

  18. 19 Jun 2018

    Citizens Advice Scotland is today publishing the findings of new research into fuel poverty in Scotland, looking specifically at which households are most affected and what kind of support they need.  

  19. 19 Jun 2018

    by Kate Morrison, Energy policy manager, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 17 June 2018.

  20. 18 Jun 2018

    Half of all Scots who are targeted by scams are over 65, according to new research published today (Monday) as Scams Awareness Month enters its third week.  

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