1 Sep 2021
by Derek Mitchell, CAS Chief Executive.
This column was first published in the Herald on 1 September 2021.Spotlight:
25 Aug 2021
by Hamish Fraser, EU Citizens Support Service co-ordinator.
This column first appeared in the Herald on 25 August 2021.Spotlight:
18 Aug 2021
by Kate Morrison, Strategic Lead for Fair Markets.
This column was first published in the Herald on 18 August 2021.Spotlight:
16 Aug 2021
The majority of people in Scotland back keeping the £20 per week increase to Universal Credit until at least the financial situation created by Covid is more stable, polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.
The research, carried out for the charity by YouGov, found that 28 per cent of people thought the increase should be made permanent, with a further 35 per cent saying the increase should stay in place until the financial situation created by Covid is more stable.
11 Aug 2021
by Katy Haigh, CAS Policy Officer (Fair Markets team).
This column was first published in the Herald on 11 August 2021.
4 Aug 2021
by Aoife Deery, CAS Policy Officer (Social Justice team).
This article was first published in the Herald on 4 August 2021.Spotlight:
4 Aug 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland is warning of a crisis building for people who rent their homes in the private sector.Spotlight:
28 Jul 2021
by David Scott, CAS policy officer.
This article was first published in the Herald on 28 July 2021.Spotlight:
21 Jul 2021
by Kate Morrison, CAS Strategic Lead (Fair Markets team).
This column was first published in the Herald on 21 July 2021.
19 Jul 2021
Consumers are supportive of the goal of net zero emissions by 2045, but are ‘in the dark’ over the challenges it will pose in their own lives, a new briefing from Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed.
14 Jul 2021
by Andrew Fraser, CAS policy officer (Strong Communities team).
This column was first published in the Herald on 14 July 2021.Spotlight:
8 Jul 2021 For action by 6 Aug 2021
Our 2021-2022 campaigns grants are now open for applications based on our campaign programme.
8 Jul 2021
Thank you to all bureaux who took the time to complete our campaigns survey in June. Your feedback was key in forming our campaigns programme for the months ahead.
7 Jul 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to news that Universal Credit is to be cut.
7 Jul 2021
Around 1 in 7 (14 per cent) adults in Scotland are finding it difficult to live on their present income, according to polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) from YouGov.
Research for the charity reveals 10 per cent of people are finding it difficult, with a further 4 per cent finding it very difficult.Spotlight:
7 Jul 2021
by Debbie Horne, Senior Policy Officer (Social Justice).
This column was first published in the Herald on 7 July 2021.
30 Jun 2021
by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland.
This column was first published in the Herald on 30 June 2021.
29 Jun 2021
The Citizens Advice network is worth up to £245 million to Scottish society, new analysis published today reveals.
The analysis comes from a new independent report from Europe Economics into the economic value of advice provided during the year 2019/20, and includes analysis that the advice and information provided on the Advice for Scotland website is worth up to £148million.
Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland unlock millions of pounds for people every year in client financial gain through things like access to social security payments, employment entitlements and lower bills for utilities.
25 Jun 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed encouraging changes from the Scottish Government around adult disability payments, but is urging the government to go further to improve the payment for more disabled people by scrapping the 20 metre rule.
23 Jun 2021
by Jemiel Benison, CAS Senior Policy Officer (Financial Health team).
This article was first published in the Herald on 23 June 2021.Spotlight: