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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 24 May 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the UK government’s announcement of measures to improve the codes of practice among payday lenders.

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  5. 14 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said many Scottish households are facing financial crisis, amid new reports that the cost of running a home is higher than ever.

  6. 21 Mar 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said there is nothing in the budget that will really help people who are struggling financially, and that the government does not understand the extent of the problems many hard working families are facing.

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  7. 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. 

  8. 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

  9. 24 Feb 2012

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

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  10. 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’.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 4 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have joined with Shelter in expressing concern at the huge numbers of people who are taking out payday loans and other credit, in order to pay their rent or mortgage.

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  16. 2 Jan 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed leading economists’ predictions of a ‘flood of bankruptcies’ in 2012, and have urged people who are in debt to get expert advice to help them cope.

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  17. 7 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have urged Scots to avoid payday loans, as there are other ways to maximise their income.

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  18. 6 Dec 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have published 10 Tips to help Scots avoid Christmas debt after a report found that Scots were among the most likely in the UK to borrow money to pay for Christmas.

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  19. 22 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today told a Scottish Parliament seminar that debt remains the single biggest issue brought to the CAB in Scotland.

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  20. 21 Nov 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have called on the government and the banking sector to re-double their efforts to help people avoid falling into overdraft and consumer debt.

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