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  1. 30 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the fact that Scotland has six of the top 10 UK towns most in debt shows the extent of the debt crisis here.

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  2. 29 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed OFGEM’s announcement today of a 30-day notice period before fuel companies can impose price hikes on consumers, but have warned that the cost of fuel itself must also be addressed.

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  3. 23 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said there is nothing in the budget that will really help people who are struggling financially, and that the government does not understand the extent of the problems many families are facing.

  4. 22 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the Budget should help people through the difficult economic times, and not target them with further cuts.

  5. 21 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have welcomed OFGEM’s clamp-down today on the major gas and electricity companies over the issue of high fuel prices.

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  6. 16 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said today’s decrease in the unemployment figures masks the extent of the economic crisis for those on short-term and part-time contracts.

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  7. 10 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have expressed concern at the resignation of Graham Blount as Chair of the Fuel Poverty Forum. Rev Blount resigned today in a letter to Communities Minister Alex Neil, in which he said the government has been excluding the Forum from key discussions. CAS is a member of the Forum.

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  8. 10 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the Office of Fair Trading’s Guidance on Debt Collection – which has been opened for consultation today.

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  9. 8 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said today’s homelessness figures show that young adults and children are the worst affected, with 57% of those applying as homeless now shown to be under the age of 25.

  10. 24 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the announcement of huge profits by British Gas should lead to a fairer deal for the consumer, and that the government should consider tougher regulations on the industry if necessary to make this happen.

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  11. 19 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said that the major High Street banks need to ‘get their act together’ and treat their customers better, following claims today by ‘Consumer Focus’ that less than half of those who make a complaint to their bank are satisfied with the response.

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  12. 17 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said that the new Welfare Reform Bill must be about making life better for those who are most in need, and that its efforts to get people into work will depend on more jobs being available.

  13. 17 Feb 2011

    Leading members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) today responded with concern to the UK Government’s welfare reform bill.

  14. 16 Feb 2011

    Today’s unemployment figures show that too many Scots are out of work, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

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  15. 11 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said the government is premature in celebrating figures from a pilot scheme for sick and disabled people in Aberdeenshire, given that the process behind the scheme has been shown to be deeply flawed. The charity has also said it is ‘disgraceful’ to brand genuinely sick and disabled people as ‘benefit cheats’.

  16. 9 Feb 2011

    Young people in Scotland are suffering the impact of the recession more than most, and feel no-one is listening to the anger and despair they feel. These are the findings of a major new report presented today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  17. 25 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the government are wrong to interpret new figures on the Employment Support Allowance as a success.

  18. 24 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish government’s new Deposit Protection scheme, saying it will put an end to exploitation of tenants by ‘rogue landlords’.

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  19. 19 Jan 2011

    Figures released today show that too many people in Scotland are still struggling to find work, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

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  20. 19 Jan 2011

    Scottish MPs will today debate how to force Scotland’s main banks to stop turning away people who need a bank account.

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