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  1. 22 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have responded to the news that nearly 40% of people across the UK run out of money two thirds of the way through the typical month. The figures come from R3, the Insolvency Trade Body in their ‘quarterly tracking research’ report today.

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  2. 17 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed today’s announcement by the Office of Fair Trading, warning PayDay Loan companies not to mis-use Direct Debit mandates to take funds from their customers’ bank accounts without their knowledge.

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  3. 17 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said too many people will suffer from fuel poverty this Christmas, due to the ‘double whammy’ of excessively cold weather and unusually high fuel charges. They have called for a concerted effort from governments and fuel companies to make sure that 2011 is the year fuel poverty is abolished in Scotland.

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  4. 15 Dec 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said that today’s decrease in unemployment in Scotland is just a glimmer of good news, and that they still fear the impact of public sector cuts will mean more job losses next year.

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  5. 30 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have commented on the latest figures on Household Spending from the Office of National Statistics (see link below), which show that spending has fallen for the first time in nearly a decade.

  6. 26 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed OFGEM’s proposed review of energy prices increases, and have called on them to investigate in particular the ‘shocking’ levels of fuel poverty in Scotland.

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  7. 25 Nov 2010

    Lucy McTernan, CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland commenting on the Scottish House Conditions Survey, said in regards to the Fuel Poverty figures:

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  8. 24 Nov 2010

    One in 10 Scots are having to survive the economic crisis without a bank account – despite government efforts to force banks to make accounts more easily available.

  9. 23 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has broadly welcomed the findings of the UK government’s independent review of the controversial Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).

  10. 20 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today warned that the spending review cuts will impact on the most vulnerable people in Scotland with the knock on effect of increased numbers needing advice in bureaux.

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  11. 17 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today welcomed aspects of the Scottish Government's budget announced today, such as the implementation of a living wage. However CAS has warned that the budget cuts announced by the Scottish government will impact on hard working families and individuals in Scotland with the knock on effect of increased numbers needing advice in bureaux.

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  12. 14 Oct 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have responded to the statement made this morning by the government on the future of the consumer landscape.

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  13. 13 Oct 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today published a report highlighting the problems that face people who care for children who are part of their extended family.

  14. 30 Sep 2010

    People with disabilities, lone parents and the long-term jobless all need better support to help them back into work, according to a new report published today by national charity Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice (England and Wales).

  15. 21 Sep 2010

    Chancellor George Osbourne has announced cuts to child benefit which have been slammed by the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform SCoWR.

  16. 31 Aug 2010

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    Over 300 advisers from Scotland’s 83 Citizens Advice Bureaux are meeting today (Wednesday) in Edinburgh for the start of their annual conference, against a background of higher demand for advice than ever – due to the impact of the recession.

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  17. 25 Aug 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the Institute of Fiscal Studies report on how the Budget will hurt the poorest families, and have said that impact could be worse in Scotland than elsewhere.

  18. 12 Aug 2010

    Official figures issued today reveal that over a quarter of a million people have been ‘lost’ in the process of welfare benefit reform.

  19. 10 Aug 2010

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) has hit out at the Prime Minister’s plans to clampdown on “benefit fraudsters”.

  20. 5 Aug 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland is today (Thursday) launching its first ever national survey of young people in Scotland.

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