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  1. 20 Sep 2013

    CAS has responded to consultations on payday loans and the draft Consumer Bill of Rights.  As ever, the publications take in evidence which we have collated from across the bureau network to ground our arguments in the experiences of Scots.

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  2. 19 Sep 2013

    Eight Scottish Councils are on a list of the 20 UK areas worst affected by the Bedroom Tax - according to figures released today by the TUC. The statistics show that nearly one third of Council tenants affected by the bedroom tax are now behind in their rent, and so are in danger of being evicted.

  3. 19 Sep 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the news that the Office of Fair Trading is recommending a series of reforms to the pensions industry.

  4. 16 Sep 2013

    The number of Scots who are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage has been revealed today according to new figures from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and the Debt Advisory Centre Scotland (DACS).   

    DACS have revealed that 3% of Scots (126,500) borrowed money to pay their rent or mortgage last month, with those aged 24-44 particularly vulnerable to this.  

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  5. 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.

  6. 5 Aug 2013

    The Citizens Advice service across the UK urges payday loan customers to fight back against unscrupulous lenders.

    Three in four payday borrowers who got advice from the Citizens Advice consumer service had been treated unfairly by their lender and could have grounds for an official complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service, says the national charity.

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  7. 2 Jul 2013

    New figures published today show that one in five families in the UK can’t afford to feed their children. The research has been published jointly by Fareshare, the Trussell Trust and Tescos. 

  8. 2 Jul 2013

    Scottish CAB advisers dealt with over 1,200 cases related to Payday Loans in the last three months, according to new figures revealed today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). 

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  9. 27 Jun 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT’s decision to refer the payday loans industry to the Competition Commission, over concerns about how the industry works.

     

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  10. 27 May 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland want to hear from Scots who have been treated unfairly by payday loan companies in the last 6 months.  As CAB colleagues in England and Wales today publish the findings of a survey of payday loan customers there, CAS is extending the Scottish version of the survey to allow more Scots to come forward and report their negative experiences. The survey is at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ScotlandPDLs .

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  11. 6 Mar 2013

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the OFT’s latest action on payday loans, which includes a 12-week deadline for firms to stamp out unfair lending or lose their licence.

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  12. 15 Feb 2013

    The government’s policy of forcing people to apply online for jobs and benefits is causing huge challenges for those who don’t have internet skills or access, according to a new report by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  13. 30 Jan 2013

    The Bank of Scotland have released figures today (Wednesday) showing that many Scots are having to dip into their savings just to meet the rising cost of living.

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  14. 28 Nov 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed reports that the government is to consider enabling a cap on ‘payday loan’ interest rates.

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  15. 26 Nov 2012

    The Scottish CAB service is today launching a campaign to make sure people don’t fall victim to crisis debt through payday loans.

  16. 5 Nov 2012

    CAS has developed a series of short videos that highlight aspects of the work of the Scottish CAB Service. The first to be launched is on energy: watch it and please do share with your friends. 

    More videos will be coming soon...

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  17. 17 Oct 2012

    As welfare changes begin to affect people across the country, Citizens Advice Scotland is producing briefings outlining their impact on people across Scotland in our Voices from the Frontline series.This briefing looks at the increasing number of sanctions that have been applied to jobseekers in the past two years and the effects that they have had on claimants.

  18. 4 Sep 2012

    Thousands of people in Scotland are being forced to rely on charities for food handouts, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

    The report published today (Tuesday) shows that the numbers of Scottish CAB clients who have made a charitable application has doubled over the last 2 years to 2,200.

  19. 25 Jul 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have responded to today’s insolvency figures, urging those who are struggling financially to get advice before making any major decisions about their finances.
    Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) today report there were 5,601 personal insolvencies in Scotland in the first quarter of 2012/13. This is a 14.9 per cent increase on the previous quarter and a 5.3 per cent increase on the same period in the previous year. 

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  20. 25 Jun 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have urged Scots to beware companies who buy their ‘unwanted’ gold, after receiving evidence that some of these traders are exploiting customers.

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