19 Jun 2019
The UK Treasury has today announced a ‘Breathing Space’ scheme in England and Wales that will give people in debt 60 days to seek help while their creditors freeze the interest, and offers additional protections for people whose debt has led them to experience a mental health crisis.
12 Jun 2019
Responding to the Financial Conduct Authority plans to regulate ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ agreements, CAS Financial Health spokesperson Derek Young says:
11 Jun 2019
Responding to the passing of the Fuel Poverty Bill in the Scottish Parliament today, Dr Jamie Stewart, Citizens Advice Scotland’s Energy spokesperson said:
3 Jun 2019
One tenth of Scots who are in work have had to miss paying gas or electricity bills at least once in the last year because they have run out of money, according to new statistics calculated and published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
22 May 2019
Responding to the final report from Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights following his visit to the UK, Citizens Advice Scotland Director of Impact, Polly Tolley said:
21 May 2019
Commenting on the Poverty and Inequality Commissions analysis of the Scottish budget, Citizens Advice Scotland Policy Manager Nina Ballantyne said:
16 May 2019
The five bureaux in North Lanarkshire are piloting a new, multi-channel, collaborative approach for debt advice, making it easier for clients to access the service in a way that suits them.
15 May 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the news that the Financial Ombudsman Service has been received increasing numbers of complaints about lenders.
1 May 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland is taking action to help an estimated 80,000 low income households in Scotland that could be paying too much Council Tax.
26 Apr 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today published new figures showing the numbers of Scots who struggle to make ends meet.
5 Mar 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the news that the FCA is to introduce a cap on rent-to-own products.
1 Feb 2019
From Monday 4th February people looking for free debt advice in North Lanarkshire have more options.
The five Citizens Advice Bureaux in North Lanarkshire (Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Motherwell and Wishaw) have joined together to launch a new Money Advice service, making it easier for people to access free, confidential debt advice online, by phone or in person. This new service will enable people who are concerned about managing their money or financial commitments to access debt advice in a way that suits them, and easily transfer from one form of support to another as they need.
2 Nov 2018
Citizens Advice advisers are to provide a new service aimed at giving Scots a ‘financial health check’ to see if they are eligible for additional support that they may not know about.
29 Oct 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland has said the funding announced for Universal Credit in today's budget will not be sufficient to solve the problems in the system.
18 Oct 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland has today published evidence showing that demand for advice on rent arrears increased by 47% between 2012 - 2017.
4 Jul 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland Trustee Martyn Buckley has become an official 'Scambassador' for'Friends Against Scams', which is a UK-wide initiative for Trading Standards.
2 Jul 2018
by Ruth Mendel, Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.
NB This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald, 01/07/18.
25 Jun 2018
by Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Scotland.
This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 24 June 2018
17 May 2018
by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland
This article was published in the Times on 17 May 2018. The survey referenced in the article can be seen here.
9 Apr 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the news that some Universal Credit claimants are having substantial deductions made to their payments in order to pay off debts.