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  1. 21 Oct 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Benefit Take-Up Strategy, which has been published today.

  2. 21 Oct 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Young Carer Grant, which becomes available from today, but has stressed it should be the first step in a process of greater support for carers.

  3. 18 Oct 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to new figures from the Department of Work & Pensions showing that the number of Universal Credit claimants in Scotland is now almost 222,000.

  4. 19 Sep 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today (Thursday) called for the UK government to end the 5-week wait for Universal Credit, which it claims is pushing many Scots into poverty.

  5. 10 Sep 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has voiced concerns that around 9,000 fewer households in Scotland claimed Council Tax Reduction (CTR) in the past year.

  6. 9 Sep 2019

    Responding to the Scottish Government’s announcement of a new Funeral Support Payment, Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland, said:

  7. 4 Sep 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Chancellor’s Spending Round is a missed opportunity to deal with the problems caused by Universal Credit delays.

  8. 3 Sep 2019

    Responding to Programme for Government announcing that the £10 Scottish Child Payment will be brought forward to Christmas 2020 for children under six, Citizens Advice Scotland Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said:

  9. 3 Sep 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has called for action to reduce the ‘5 week wait’ that claimants of Universal Credit (UC) face before receiving their first payment.

  10. 13 Aug 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for an urgent investigation into the sanctions system as new figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions today reveal a quarter of a million people across the UK have been sanctioned under Universal Credit.

  11. 1 Aug 2019

    Over 13,000 households in Scotland have been hit by the Benefit Cap, according to new statistics published today.

  12. 30 Jul 2019

    Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 11 per cent In 2018/19, as more people in Scotland turned to the fund due to the cost of living crisis.

  13. 23 Jul 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to today’s report on Universal Credit by the House of Commons select committee on Work and Pensions.

  14. 11 Jul 2019

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to suspend rules used to deny homelessness support for people deemed not to have a strong enough connection to the council area, or to have made themselves intentionally homeless.

  15. 11 Jul 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the UK government’s review of benefits for terminally ill people.

  16. 26 Jun 2019

    Responding to the Ministerial statement on the new Scottish Child Payment, Citizens Advice Scotland’s Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said:

  17. 26 Jun 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today responded to a new report from the Child Poverty Action Group which details the negative impact of the UK government’s ‘two child limit’ policy.

  18. 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.

  19. 10 Jun 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has commented on the decision to change eligibility for free TV licences for over 75s.

  20. 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.

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