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  1. 22 Mar 2012

    Lots of them. One for every minute of the day, in fact.

    In 2010/11, the citizens advice bureaux located in the heart of local communities across Scotland saw more than 253,000 clients and dealt with 560,300 new issues - an increase of 3% on the previous year.

  2. 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).

  3. 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).

  4. 24 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT review of payday loans, and have urged people meanwhile to avoid the ‘misery’ of high-interest loans. 

  5. 24 Feb 2012

    The government’s welfare reforms are having a devastating impact on thousands of sick and disabled Scots – according to evidence published today (Thursday 23rd Feb) by Citizens Advice Scotland

  6. 16 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the findings of a new survey which shows that 70% of UK families are living ‘on the edge of poverty’.

  7. 14 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said too many Scots are still facing the ‘nightmare’ of homelessness – despite the decrease reported today.

  8. 30 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the Financial Services Bill’s proposal that consumer credit will in future be regulated by the FCA (Financial Credit Authority). But they have also said the agency must have full powers to tackle wrongdoing in the lending industry.

  9. 26 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said three separate economic reports released in the last few hours have shown how many Scottish families are struggling financially. They say these figures prove this is the worst possible time for welfare cuts.

  10. 25 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said too many Scots are facing bankruptcy and unmanageable debt, and have urged those who are struggling to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.

  11. 23 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have given their response to the benefits ‘cap’ being discussed today in Westminster. Though the cap would only affect a relatively small number of Scots, CAS are concerned about the precedent it sets.

  12. 16 Jan 2012

    35% of people in Scotland are worried they can’t afford their next fuel bill and one in two say energy bills will put a strain on their finances this year, according to new figures released today from Citizens Advice Scotland at the start of its Big Energy Week which will help people save money on their fuel bills.

  13. 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.

  14. 11 Dec 2011

    Recession-hit Scots are now bringing one new issue to the CAB for every minute of every day, according to new figures published by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  15. 22 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed disabled campaigners who told MSPs today that many people are ‘suicidal’ and ‘terrified’ about the impact of the Welfare Reform Bill.

  16. 8 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the publication of a major new report which shows the devastating impact of the new Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).

  17. 18 Oct 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have called for assurances from the government that people on low incomes will get help to cope with the rising cost of living.

  18. 4 Oct 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) are to tell MSPs that the UK government’s Welfare Reform Bill is ‘dismantling’ the welfare system, and is set to have a ‘devastating’ impact on many people in Scotland, taking £2bn from the Scottish economy.

  19. 5 Sep 2011

    Government policy 'will force many disabled Scots into poverty'

  20. 29 Aug 2011

    Cizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have warned that many Scots are facing ‘financial crisis’, as a new report shows that average households are £11 per week worse off than they were last summer.


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