5 Jul 2013
Glasgow Central CAB's social policy team has recently finished working on a project with local student, Aisling Clark, to produce a report looking at the experiences of clients who have been perceived as 'fit to work'.
27 Jun 2013
Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau met with the Low Pay Commission on the 11th June 2013 to present evidence on low pay in the city.
25 Apr 2013
New research finds that once all the benefits cuts and welfare changes are in place, they will amount to £1.6billion a year.
The figures show the impact for every local authority in Scotland.
23 Apr 2013
Nathan Sparling set himself the challenge of living on £53 for a week when Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith said in an interview he could live off the same amount. He decided to make this an opportunity to fundraise for the Citizens Advice Service and collected £750 in sponsorship.
22 Mar 2013
Consumer Minister Jo Swinson MP visited Renfrewshire CAB in Paisley today to announce the new injection of funding for the CAB service, aimed at helping bureaux replace their outdated computer equipment, and boosting their role as the ‘voice of the consumer’ in Scotland.
A total of £9.5m is being announced for the CAB service across the UK. £1.5m of that is being allocated to bureaux in Scotland.
19 Mar 2013
Watch out for Glasgow CAB advisers on Channel 4 News tonight.
10 Dec 2012
Bus companies across Scotland will give people on benefits who are looking for work free bus travel in January 2013, following campaigning by Scottish bureaux.
14 Nov 2012
A new report by the Fraser of Allander Institute (below) has calculated that Scottish CAB advice saves the economy over £60m per year in costs that would otherwise be borne by the NHS, the benefits system and homelessness services.
In addition, the report finds that Scottish CAB advice puts £63m back in the pockets of Scottish CAB clients, and that this money – when spent in shops and services - supports nearly 1,250 Scottish jobs, and wages of around £27m.
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.
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.
24 Jul 2012
Why not ask them to take part in Renfrewshire CAB's survey on tenancy charges at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LettingchargesinRenfrewshire
11 Apr 2012
The UK Government has announced new proposals to officially make the Scottish CAB Service a champion for consumer information, advice, education and advocacy – in addition to its current role as a provider of free, impartial and confidential advice.
16 Mar 2012
The five Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureaux who have been under threat of closure have announced that they will be able to remain open after the end of March, after new offers of funding were received from Glasgow Advice Agency (GAA).
12 Mar 2012
The closure of 5 CAB offices in Glasgow on March 31st will be a shocking blow to the people of the city, says Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
25 Jan 2012
Citizens Advice Scotland have now received over 3,000 messages from Scots who are furious at the unfair delivery charges applied to people in rural areas.
1 Jan 2012
Government Agencies ‘Aggressive, Unhelpful and Incompetent’
The impact of the government’s welfare reforms is the main concern among Scotland’s CAB advisers going into 2012, according to a survey published today. The survey also reveals a number of angry comments from CAB staff about some of the agencies they regularly have to deal with on behalf of their clients - including government departments, jobcentres and fuel companies.
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’.