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  1. 3 Jul 2017

    A third of all victims of scams are 41–60 year olds. Whilst this 'life-established' age group is targeted by a wide range of scams, there are certain scams they are most vulnerable to. These include investment fraud, phishing and other banking scams, property scams and pension liberation scams.

  2. 30 Jun 2017

  3. 28 Jun 2017

    The Citizens Advice service in Scotland has published its Energy Advice in Detail report for the year 2015-16, which shows that the most common issues again concerned billing and metering, and that suppliers are not doing enough to help those consumers who are on low incomes.

  4. 27 Jun 2017

  5. 26 Jun 2017

    The proposed law to set up a new Scottish social security to govern the benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament, the Social Security (Scotland) Bill has been published. Whilst a number of the details of the new system are still to be decided, a number of important features are included in the Bill.

  6. 21 Jun 2017

  7. 19 Jun 2017

    Citizens Advice Scotland is today meeting with a number of organisations to discuss how to improve the use of medical evidence in the social security system

  8. Help Stirling CAB become Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year

  9. 16 Jun 2017

    Scotland’s leading consumer agency has pledged to make sure the voice of Scotland’s consumers informs policy and practice in the three big regulated industries in Scotland – the energy, water and postal services. 

  10. 31 May 2017

    Over half of Scots sometimes run out of money before payday

  11. 30 May 2017

    The Scottish Government has announced that the first devolved benefits to be delivered by the new Scottish Social Security Agency will be a supplementary payment to increase Carers Allowance, together with benefits to replace the existing Sure Start Maternity Grant and Funeral Payments. The new benefits are planned to begin in 2018 and 2019.

  12. 26 May 2017

    The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland is today calling for greater protection for consumers in Scotland who use ‘district heating’ schemes. 

  13. 5 May 2017

    We have once again been receiving reports of cold-callers falsely claiming to be from the Citizens Advice Bureau in order to con people out of their personal details and money. Over the last few weeks Citizens Advice Scotland has had multiple reports of cold-callers offering debt advice on unsecured loans or claiming people are due a refund from their credit card companies in order to access their bank details.

  14. 2 May 2017

    Today the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS), the Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Scottish Water signed an agreement to establish the next Customer Forum for Water (the Forum). It will be responsible for ensuring the interests of customers and communities are embedded in the forthcoming Strategic Review of Charges 2021-27 (SRC) which sets prices and levels of service for Scottish Water.

  15. 18 Apr 2017

    In 2016/2017, the EHU investigated 6943 complaints, 89% of these were from domestic consumers and the remainder from micro-businesses.

  16. 30 Mar 2017

    The CFU’s Water Direct – Striking the Balance event last Friday brought together over 70 practitioners from frontline debt and money advice agencies, representatives from Local Authorities, and policy makers to review the application of Water Direct to date.

  17. 28 Mar 2017

    Rory Mair CBE has today (Tues 28 March) been elected as the new independent Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland, at the charity’s AGM in Edinburgh. 

  18. 13 Mar 2017

    The Consumer Futures Unit (CFU) of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that SSE is to increase its electricity bills by 14.9% from the 28th of April.

  19. 8 Mar 2017

    The Consumer Futures Unit has welcomed the Scottish Government’s response today to the recommendations of the Fuel Poverty Strategic Working Group and Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force.

  20. 28 Feb 2017

    Last week politicians gathered to celebrate and applaud the Citizens Advice service in Scotland at a Scottish Parliament reception.


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