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  1. 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.

  2. 1 Aug 2019

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 11 Jul 2019

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

  7. 26 Jun 2019

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 10 Jun 2019

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 24 May 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) today (Friday) outlines 5 key recommendations for Scotland’s newly devolved disability assistance payments.

  14. 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. 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:

  16. 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.

  17. 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. 18 Jan 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to regulations for the Funeral Expense Assistance regulations being laid before the Scottish Government.

  19. 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.

  20. 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


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