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  1. 22 Jul 2020

    by Debbie Horne, CAS Social Justice policy officer.

    This article first appeared in the Herald on 22 July 2020.

  2. 10 Jul 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the National Audit Office report on Universal Credit.  

  3. 8 Jul 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned too many people will still fall into poverty without further changes to the social security system, following the statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  4. 7 Jul 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for a strengthening in the social security safety net as figures released today show a rising number of people applying to the Scottish Welfare Fund. 

  5. 22 Jun 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed today’s decision by the Court of Appeal to back the Child Poverty Action Group’s challenge to the UK government’s interpretation of Universal Credit (UC) regulations.

  6. 20 May 2020

    CAS has welcomed the passing today of amendments to the Coronavirus Scotland No. 2 Bill that will introduce exemptions for people receiving social security and on low incomes from paying fees should they fall into debt and require a bankruptcy. 

  7. 15 May 2020

    The proportion of advice issued by the Citizens Advice network relating to employment has doubled between March and April and quadrupled since February new data reveals. ​

  8. 6 May 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to news that the Scottish Government has agreed to increase carer’s allowance by £230.10 in June.

  9. 5 May 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the news that 1.8 million claims have been made for Universal Credit across the UK during the covid-19 outbreak.

  10. 14 Apr 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has today launched a new national advice helpline to boost the network’s service during the coronavirus crisis and beyond.

  11. 9 Apr 2020

    Scotland is facing a ‘cost of living crisis’ amid the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new tracking poll for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  12. 1 Apr 2020

    by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article appeared in the Herald on 1 April 2020

  13. 24 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the suspension of benefit reviews and reassesments during the coronavirus crisis, branding the move ‘commonsense’.

  14. 19 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, outlining a series of emergency measures the Treasury could take to protect household incomes during the Coronavirus crisis. 

  15. 18 Mar 2020

    A coalition of anti-poverty charities is today calling for a significant boost to the Scottish Welfare Fund.

  16. 11 Mar 2020

    by Mhoraig Green, CAS Strategic Lead for Social Justice.

    This article was published in the Herald newspaper on 11 March 2020.

  17. 11 Mar 2020

    Responding to the UK budget announcing changes to Universal Credit and statutory sick pay, CAS Social Justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said:

  18. 10 Mar 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the new report by the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee which finds that up to £20billion of means-tested benefits had been left unclaimed across the UK in 2016-17.

  19. 18 Feb 2020

    UK government statistics published today show that benefit claimants are getting less money in real terms than they were when Universal Credit (UC) was introduced in 2013, according to calculations made by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  20. 17 Feb 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to use his first budget next month to make key changes to Universal Credit, in order to offer more support for people who are in work.


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