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  1. 24 Oct 2012

    CAS have welcomed the Scottish Government's injection of cash to the Social Fund - which is the vital 'last resort' service for people who need emergency money to cover costs such as food and housing.

  2. 22 Oct 2012

    A week-long information campaign will be launched in Edinburgh today (Monday), setting out ways that Scottish families can cut their fuel bills. It comes as a new poll finds that half of parents say rising gas and electricity bills mean they will have to spend less on Christmas this year – forcing Santa to tighten his belt.

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  3. 22 Oct 2012

    Big Energy Saving Week is a major public information campaign, showing how people can take steps to cut their energy bills this winter.  For more information, drop into your local Citizens Advice Bureau or check out the website www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk  Many bureaux are running special information events during the week and the website has an interactive map with details of timings and venues.

  4. 17 Oct 2012

    Thousands of unemployed Scots are suffering extreme hardship due to a harsh new clampdown on Jobseekers, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  5. 17 Oct 2012

    As welfare changes begin to affect people across the country, Citizens Advice Scotland is producing briefings outlining their impact on people across Scotland in our Voices from the Frontline series.This briefing looks at the increasing number of sanctions that have been applied to jobseekers in the past two years and the effects that they have had on claimants.

  6. 12 Oct 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have published mid-year figures which show that Scottish CABs are seeing more ‘crisis cases’ about fuel bills than ever before.

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  7. 12 Oct 2012

    Unemployed and disabled people in rural areas are suffering more than most from the huge cuts being made to the benefits system, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  8. 11 Oct 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said any increases in fuel bills now will hit the most vulnerable Scots – including pensioners, sick and disabled people, and families on low incomes.

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  9. 10 Oct 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland are to seek clarity on the system for assessing whether disabled Scots are to be entitled to receive the new Personal Independence Payment (the benefit which will replace Disabled Living Allowance).

  10. 8 Oct 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have responded to today’s report by the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities committee about the rise in youth homelessness.

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  11. 4 Oct 2012

    The ‘Energy Best Deal Scotland’ campaign involved frontline advisors in helping vulnerable people cut their energy bills.Around 10,000 households are saving up to £765,000 each year on their energy bills as a result. Consumer Focus Scotland has commissioned an evaluation of the energy training given to frontline advisers. This has shown that tariff advice can and does help reduce fuel bills and involving frontline advisers, does help reach vulnerable people.

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  12. 3 Oct 2012

    You can now find out more about the Citizens Advice Scotland Kinship Care Service through our Facebook page.

  13. 4 Sep 2012

    Thousands of people in Scotland are being forced to rely on charities for food handouts, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

    The report published today (Tuesday) shows that the numbers of Scottish CAB clients who have made a charitable application has doubled over the last 2 years to 2,200.

  14. 21 Aug 2012

    Energy Best Deal+ is a pilot CAB project which aims to support people in, or at risk of, fuel poverty. There are nine bureaux in Scotland taking part in the pilot and outreach work is also taking place in Edinburgh. The pilot has been running for four weeks and has produced superb results for the clients involved, on a number of fronts.

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  15. 16 Aug 2012

    Leith Citizens Advice Bureau is moving to larger premises, to help volunteers cope with the record numbers of people who need advice on issues like debt, housing, employment and benefits. The Leith Bureau – part of Citizens Advice Edinburgh - has been based in Great Junction Street since 1984. But with a 25% rise in clients since 2008, the advice service has been searching for a building to meet current levels of demand.

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  16. 1 Aug 2012

    Perth CAB launched their campaign on young people and employment rights at a successful event in the bureau yesterday (31st July 2012), with an introduction from John Park, Labour MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife. Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, was also there to add his support to the campaign.

  17. 27 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today published a major new report showing how Scotland’s graduates have been hit by the recession.  ‘Degrees of Insecurity’ is based on a CAS survey of nearly 1,000 recent Scottish graduates, and reveals that many of them struggle with unemployment or low income jobs as they enter the job market.

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  18. 25 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have responded to today’s insolvency figures, urging those who are struggling financially to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.
    Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today report there were 5,601 personal insolvencies in Scotland in the first quarter of 2012/13. This is a 14.9 per cent increase on the previous quarter and a 5.3 per cent increase on the same period in the previous year. 

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  19. 24 Jul 2012

    Why not ask them to take part in Renfrewshire CAB's survey on tenancy charges at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LettingchargesinRenfrewshire

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  20. 17 Jul 2012

    Scotland’s Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neil MSP will today (Tuesday) launch a major new project which will see local citizens advice bureaux offer special help to Scots who can’t afford their gas and electricity bills.

    The Energy Best Deal Plus scheme will be launched at Airdrie CAB – one of the 9 bureaux where it will initially be available. (The others are Dumfries and Galloway, Denny & Dunipace, Motherwell & Wishaw, North Ayrshire, Nairn, Roxburgh & Berwickshire, Stirling and Rutherglen/Cambuslang).

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