13 Jun 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has voiced concerns that more than 7,000 fewer households in Scotland received a Council Tax reduction in the past year.
10 Jun 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has commented on the decision to change eligibility for free TV licences for over 75s.
28 May 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) today (Tuesday) launches ‘For Your Benefit’, a campaign to help people, especially low income families, take control of their finances, and challenge public perceptions and stigma around personal finances.
26 May 2019
Over three quarters (77 per cent) of people in Scotland believe workers who have to claim benefits work hard but their wages are not enough to cover living costs, according to myth-busting new polling from YouGov for Citizens Advice Scotland.
24 May 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) today (Friday) outlines 5 key recommendations for Scotland’s newly devolved disability assistance payments.
17 May 2019
As many as 1 in 3 people seeking help with Universal Credit don’t have access to the internet to make their claim, according to new figures from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
15 May 2019
Responding to today's Supreme Court’s ruling on the benefit cap, Rob Gowans, Social Justice spokesperson at Citizen’s Advice Scotland said:
3 May 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the High Court's ruling that Universal Credit regulations that have left severely disabled people significantly worse off are unlawful.
29 Mar 2019
Today Citizens Advice Scotland has launched a new service called “Help to Claim” which aims to support people who are making their initial application for Universal Credit.
18 Jan 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to regulations for the Funeral Expense Assistance regulations being laid before the Scottish Government.
11 Jan 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to today's speech by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announcing a number changes to Universal Credit, and the High Court judgment relating to the way that Universal Credit is delivered.
23 Nov 2018
Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee, today made a visit to West Lothian CAB, where he met with both clients and advisers to see some of the problems people are dealing with in today’s economy
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.
1 Oct 2018
On Monday the UK Government Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced that her department will fund the Citizens Advice network in Scotland (alongside Citizens Advice England and Wales) to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service helping people to make a Universal Credit claim.
26 Sep 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the announcement that the new benefits agency, Social Security Scotland, will deliver any face-to-face assessments for disability benefits.
29 Aug 2018
The Scottish Government has announced the "qualifying date" for the first payments of the new Carer's Allowance (CA) Supplement to people getting Carer's Allowance by Social Security Scotland.
15 Jun 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the National Audit Office report on Universal Credit.
11 Jun 2018
Author - Rob Gowans, CAS Policy Officer
Last week the Work and Pensions Secretary made a written statement to Parliament on Universal Credit (UC) which marked some important evolutions in government policy. The key points relate to the transitional protection for clients who are moving from legacy benefits to UC.
Ministers have often said that these claimants will be protected from any drop in income by ‘transitional protection’. However CAS and CABs have recently been highlighting the losses already being suffered by clients as a result of changes of circumstances, which in full service areas means a move to UC.
26 Apr 2018
Article by Rory Mair,
Chair, Citizen s Advice Scotland
(published in the Scotsman newspaper following the passing of the Social Security Bill by the Scottish Parliament on 25/04/18).