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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

  6. 11 Sep 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed new support, announced in the Scottish budget, to help people who are hit by the bedroom tax, but have said that even more funding is needed.

  7. 23 Aug 2013

    Stirling CAB will today (Friday 23 August) publish a 'Survival Guide', aimed at helping the growing numbers of people in the area who have no food and no money at an event attended by Scottish Government Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess MSP.

  8. 11 Jul 2013

    Margaret Lynch CEO of Citizens Advice Scotland comments on the announcement to sell of the Royal Mail.

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  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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. 

  12. 11 Apr 2013

    The report published by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee today shows that, when fully implemented, the UK Government’s welfare changes and benefit cuts will take more than £1.6 billion out of the Scottish economy every year.

  13. 20 Mar 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said that today’s budget offers little relief for the hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families who have been driven into poverty by the government’s welfare reforms.

  14. 24 Jan 2013

    The UK government’s welfare cuts and changes are pushing thousands of Scots into financial crisis, and the situation is set to get steadily worse - according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland.
     
    CAS has today published an evidence report showing the effects that welfare changes are having on CAB clients – including sick and disabled people, pensioners, young Scots and families on low incomes – and the strains this extra workload is putting on the CAB service.

  15. 23 Jan 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Citizens Advice and Rights Fife will today tell MSPs on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee that underemployment is pushing Scots into poverty. The organisations will tell the committee that many CAB clients are desperate to work more hours and to better use their skills, but the shortage of full-time jobs is keeping them in underemployment.

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  16. 21 Jan 2013

    Commenting on Joseph Rowntree Foundation report Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2013 Citizens Advice Scotland Chief Executive Margaret Lynch said:

    "This report bears out exactly what CAB see day in and day out. More people unemployed, underemployed or in low-income households who need advice on debt and benefits as they find it increasingly difficult to get though the month and manage to pay the bills and put food on the table. At a time of rising costs it is becoming harder and harder for people to cope and so CAB are increasingly seeing more people in crisis.

  17. 21 Jan 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today welcomed news of £5.4million of Scottish Government funding for advice services to mitigate the impact of welfare changes. The Scottish CAB Service will benefit from a share of the new funding, allowing more training and hours of service in CABs across the country.

  18. 21 Jan 2013

    The Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland has today strongly urged MPs to vote against the UK Government’s Welfare Benefit Up-rating Bill which will go through its final stages today.

  19. 14 Jan 2013

    A new report from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) calls on suppliers and regulators to better target help for people who have difficulty meeting the ever rising costs of heating their homes. With household energy bills now double what they were in 2004; CAS says that energy companies and the Scottish and UK Governments must do more to support struggling consumers.

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  20. 9 Jan 2013

    The Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland has said she is disappointed and disheartened following the passing of the second reading of the UK Government’s Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill today. The bill will impose a three-year cap of 1% on most working-age benefits and tax credits for three years from 2013/14.

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