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  1. 15 Jul 2015

    Thousands of consumers lose out every year to subscription traps online which pretend to be free product trials, typically slimming pills and beauty products, to dupe people out of their bank details.

  2. 8 Jul 2015

    Scams Awareness Month kicked off last week hosted by Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau. The staff and volunteers at Nairn CAB pulled out all the stops with their outdoor event on the high street in Nairn.

  3. 8 Jul 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the welfare cuts in today’s Budget will impact most sharply on those who are least able to cope, and that more people may be forced into poverty and foodbanks as a result.

  4. 7 Jul 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has called on energy suppliers to act now to reduce customers’ bills in light of the Competition and Markets Authority report on competition in the energy market

  5. 2 Jul 2015

    Phone, online, postal or doorstep. The young, the old and the in-between. Scams come in all shapes and sizes, and affect everyone. Launching in Scotland on Thursday July 2nd, Scams Awareness Month 2015 (SAM 2015) is part of the fightback.

  6. 2 Jul 2015

    Today sees the start of Scams Awareness Month 2015. The Scottish launch will take place in Nairn in conjunction with Nairn CAB, Police Scotland and Trading Standards. Find out more about SAM 2015 here.

  7. 25 Jun 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a report by the Financial Conduct Authority that exposes the poor advice given by many fee-charging debt managers. 

  8. 24 Jun 2015

    Families across Scotland are still struggling to afford a decent farewell for their loved ones, according to a new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  9. 22 Jun 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has expressed concern about the impact of further welfare cuts, following the Prime Minister’s speech today.

  10. 18 Jun 2015

    The Welfare Reform Committee met last week following visits by committee members to citizens advice bureaux across Scotland. The purpose of the visits was to learn about the work of bureaux and what issues clients present with, by listening to their experiences and sitting in on welfare benefit advice sessions.

  11. 17 Jun 2015

    The Edinburgh Trusted Trader scheme is being launched today (17 June 2015) to residents in response to demand for a “go to” list of reputable businesses when people need work or repairs carried out on their homes.

  12. 9 Jun 2015

    The ScottishPower Hardship Fund - Now Open For Applications

    The ScottishPower Hardship Fund is available to ScottishPower customers who have difficulties paying their bills due to low income. This fund, which is independently administered by Social Enterprise Direct, has been set up to help customers get their energy bill payments under control by reducing or cancelling energy debts. 

  13. 26 May 2015

    CAS has published the second edition of Snapshot which covers advice trends in Scotland during the third quarter of the 2014/15 financial year.

  14. 26 May 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the  Scottish Government's efforts to stop businesses exploiting workers on Zero Hours Contracts.

  15. 11 May 2015

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) as Director to work on establishing an office in Scotland (Edinburgh)

  16. 7 May 2015

    With the Fair Enough?  national campaign period now officially over, a Report Card has been produced by the CAS Community Action Team (CAT). It stands as both an update on the impact Fair Enough?  has so far had, and a thank you to bureaux across Scotland, more of whom undertook extra action than in any previous campaign, continuing an upward trend.

  17. 30 Apr 2015

    CAS has submitted evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee's inquiry on women and welfare reform. This submission is based on a comprehensive analysis of client profile data from people who visited citizens advice bureaux in Scotland over a one month period (November 2014). It also based on evidence and case studies from bureaux which show the impact that different welfare reforms have had so far for people in Scotland.

  18. 14 Apr 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the fine imposed on Clydesdale Bank by the FCA, for the bank's poor record on Payment Protection Insurance.

    CAS spokesman Keith Dryburgh says:

  19. 10 Apr 2015

    Following an increase in the number of clients coming into the CAB with problems accessing medical evidence to support benefit applications, reconsiderations and appeals, the Stirling Social Policy Team decided to research the issue further.

  20. 1 Apr 2015

    Ayr Academy emerged victorious from this year’s Scottish Young Consumer Quiz Final, and will go on to represent Scotland in the UK final. The 2015 event, held at the Scottish Parliament, was the third Young Consumer competition in a row that Citizens Advice Scotland’s Community Action Team has supported. CAS CEO Margaret Lynch formally opened the competition, as well as handing out certificates and prizes to all participants at the end of proceedings.  



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