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  1. 11 Feb 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to new statistics published today by the Scottish Government about the Best Start Grant, which is aimed at helping families on low incomes.

  2. 10 Feb 2020

    Responding to confirmation today that benefits are set to be uprated in line with inflation, CAS Social Justice Policy Manager Nina Ballantyne said:

  3. 3 Feb 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed reports that the full rollout of Universal Credit is to be delayed until 2024,but is warning that the delay must be used to fix problems in the system. 

  4. 28 Jan 2020

    Applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund are soaring, with a 16 per cent increase compared to last year, official statistics show. 

  5. 13 Jan 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the Scottish Government's publication of the first statistics related to the recently-introduced Young Carer Grant.

  6. 9 Jan 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is today (Thursday) calling for a ‘fundamental overhaul’ of Universal Credit.

  7. 21 Oct 2019

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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:

  13. 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.

  14. 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:

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 1 Aug 2019

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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