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  1. 1 May 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed an agreement announced today by the Association for Decentralised Energy and Heat Network suppliers across the UK, to protect their customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

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  2. 15 Apr 2020

    by Emily Rice, CAS Energy policy officer.

    NB This column was published in the Herald newspaper on 15 April 2020.

  3. 24 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government's intention to ban private renter sector evictions for six months.

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  4. 3 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the publication today of the Heat Networks Bill by the Scottish Government as a step in reducing carbon emissions and creating oversight of the previously-unregulated network of communal heating systems.

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  5. 21 Jan 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to seek advice on energy issues, with over half a million homes in Scotland in fuel poverty.

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  6. 3 Jan 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is today calling for an increase in funding to help make Scottish homes more energy efficient.

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  7. 21 Oct 2019

    Four expert energy advisers are now in post at Citizens Advice Bureaux across the north of Scotland after completing their training with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).

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  8. 6 Aug 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has outlined 3 key steps to improve housing affordability for people on low incomes.

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  9. 11 Jul 2019

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to suspend rules used to deny homelessness support for people deemed not to have a strong enough connection to the council area, or to have made themselves intentionally homeless.

  10. 6 Nov 2017

    From 1 December 2017 a new type of private tenancy will be created in Scotland, known as the Private Residential Tenancy

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  11. 19 Jan 2017

    The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland has today welcomed the vision for a low carbon Scotland contained within the Scottish Government’s third draft Climate Change Plan, but states that consumers must be at the heart of the proposals and policies if it is to be achieved.  

  12. 9 Jun 2016

    The Consumer Futures Unit invites you to register for our upcoming conference ‘Energy in Scotland – the Future for Consumers’ on 29th June.

  13. 6 Apr 2016

    Over 6,000 Scots contacted the CAB service last year to report problems with landlords and poor housing in the private rented housing sector. This is an increase of 23% over the previous two years, and amounts to 24 cases every working day.

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  14. 6 Apr 2016

    Author: Patrick Hogan, CAS Policy Officer

    If you’re like me and have bounced around rented accommodation in your student days and beyond, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of worn down flats and colourful landlords.  Most of the time, any problems I experienced didn’t extend far beyond the simply amusing (like that university flat I had with the wildly oscillating kitchen floor – hilarious!) and my landlords dealt with me and any issues I had promptly and professionally. Unfortunately though, the situation for some who privately rent can be more serious. 

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  15. 3 Feb 2016

    Foundation Scotland has set up a Flood Recovery Fund to relieve hardship across Scotland caused directly or indirectly by storm damage and flooding in December 2015 and early 2016. The fund is open to individuals or families, and community organisations involved in the flood relief effort.

  16. 25 Nov 2015

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the UK Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement. It contains a number of changes to social security benefits. As has been widely reported, previously announced cuts to tax credits have been reversed (although not in their entirety), but the equivalent changes in Universal Credit remain. The Chancellor also announced changes to Housing Benefit, JSA and ESA.

  17. 8 Oct 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s new Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill, describing it as good news for tenants and landlords alike. 

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  18. 5 Sep 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed news that MPs have backed a bill that aims to exclude certain vulnerable groups from the ‘Bedroom Tax’ . 

  19. 13 Aug 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today given evidence to the Scottish Parliament on the problems faced by homeless people the CAB service has seen in the last year. 

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  20. 2 May 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the UK Government has offered to transfer the power to set the cap on Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) to the Scottish Government.

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