24 Aug 2019
Increasing numbers of working people in Scotland are struggling on their present incomes, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) reveals.
27 Jul 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to check their eligibility for a council tax reduction as research reveals a quarter of working people who run out of cash before pay day miss their council tax payment as a result.
21 May 2019
Commenting on the Poverty and Inequality Commissions analysis of the Scottish budget, Citizens Advice Scotland Policy Manager Nina Ballantyne said:
21 Apr 2019
82% of Scots are concerned about leaving the EU over the next 12 months, according to new data published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). The equivalent figure in a similar survey in April 2018 was 71%.
23 Jul 2018
by Kristin Hartman, Policy officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.
NB This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 22 July 2018.
17 Jul 2018
Scotland’s rural businesses are being held back by parcel delivery surcharges and poor broadband – according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
17 May 2018
More than 7 out of 10 Scots are concerned about how Brexit will affect them, according to new data published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
18 Jan 2017
The CFU has published a research report, SMEs awareness and experience of the water market in Scotland, prepared for the CFU by BMG Research.
The Research report focused on areas such as SMEs awareness of competition in the market, and their experience of switching between licensed providers. It also considered ways in which the market could be improved.
8 Dec 2016
A new information leaflet targeting new businesses has been published to set out how they can benefit from the water market in Scotland. The leaflet clearly explains what businesses can be charged for, and how they can switch provider.
23 Nov 2016
Citizens Advice Scotland has given its initial
response to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, saying it brings mixed news for
vulnerable families in Scotland.
27 Apr 2016
Author - Rhiannon Sims, Policy Officer
Today, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published the first comprehensive study into destitution in the UK and has revealed that 1.25 million people, including over 300,000 children, were destitute in 2015. These figures are an alarming warning that more needs to be done to prevent people from experiencing periods of no income, and to provide adequate support when people are faced with a crisis.
1 Apr 2016
Author - Rob Gowans, CAS Policy Officer
Today’s introduction of the ‘National Living Wage’ is a welcome increase to the national minimum wage for some of Scotland’s lowest paid workers. However despite the name, it’s important that it’s not confused with the existing voluntary Living Wage which continues to have an important part to play in tackling in-work poverty and encouraging decent work.
1 Apr 2016
Today sees the launch of the new ‘National Living Wage’, which promises a pay rise for one million low paid workers in the UK. What is it? Should I be paid it? What can I do if I’m not? Find out in our quick guide to the new minimum wage.
8 Sep 2015
A new report published today (Tuesday) reveals that a million consumers in rural Scotland are still being hit by unfair delivery charges. The report is the latest in a long campaign by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), and comes on the day that MPs are due to debate the issue in the House of Commons.
21 Aug 2015
Scotland’s workforce are caught in a cruel trap of low incomes and poor working conditions, according to new evidence published today (Friday) by Citizens Advice Scotland.
In a report to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism committee, CAS reveals that the numbers of employment cases seen by Scottish CABs has risen by 12% in the last four years, and is now at its highest level ever. The most common cases include low pay, with-held wages, as well as unfair dismissal, bullying, exploitation, racism and discrimination.
8 Jul 2015
Citizens Advice Scotland have said the welfare cuts in today’s Budget will impact most sharply on those who are least able to cope, and that more people may be forced into poverty and foodbanks as a result.
1 Dec 2014
A new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland exposes the worrying shortcomings in childcare provision in Scotland. In particular, it says that many CAB clients find that provision is either too expensive or simply doesn’t exist in a way that works for them.
20 Mar 2014
Citizens Advice Scotland has given its response to the budget, saying that it does not address the scale of the poverty crisis that many Scots are facing.
12 Mar 2014
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the UK government’s decision to increase the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour – and has called on them to under-score the decision by introducing a Fair Employment Commission.
30 Sep 2013
Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Chancellor’s latest plans for benefit claimants are putting further pressure on some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland.