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  1. 11 Mar 2020

    by Mhoraig Green, CAS Strategic Lead for Social Justice.

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

  2. 11 Mar 2020

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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:

  8. 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. 

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 9 Jan 2020

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

  12. 21 Oct 2019

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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:

  18. 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.

  19. 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:

  20. 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.

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