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  1. 22 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the Budget should help people through the difficult economic times, and not target them with further cuts.

  2. 17 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said that the new Welfare Reform Bill must be about making life better for those who are most in need, and that its efforts to get people into work will depend on more jobs being available.

  3. 17 Feb 2011

    Leading members of the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) today responded with concern to the UK Government’s welfare reform bill.

  4. 11 Feb 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said the government is premature in celebrating figures from a pilot scheme for sick and disabled people in Aberdeenshire, given that the process behind the scheme has been shown to be deeply flawed. The charity has also said it is ‘disgraceful’ to brand genuinely sick and disabled people as ‘benefit cheats’.

  5. 25 Jan 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said the government are wrong to interpret new figures on the Employment Support Allowance as a success.

  6. 23 Nov 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has broadly welcomed the findings of the UK government’s independent review of the controversial Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).

  7. 30 Sep 2010

    People with disabilities, lone parents and the long-term jobless all need better support to help them back into work, according to a new report published today by national charity Citizens Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice (England and Wales).

  8. 21 Sep 2010

    Chancellor George Osbourne has announced cuts to child benefit which have been slammed by the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform SCoWR.

  9. 25 Aug 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the Institute of Fiscal Studies report on how the Budget will hurt the poorest families, and have said that impact could be worse in Scotland than elsewhere.

  10. 12 Aug 2010

    Official figures issued today reveal that over a quarter of a million people have been ‘lost’ in the process of welfare benefit reform.

  11. 10 Aug 2010

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) has hit out at the Prime Minister’s plans to clampdown on “benefit fraudsters”.

  12. 12 Jun 2010

    A major report issued today by Citizens Advice in England and Wales highlights a number of concerns about the Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

  13. 26 May 2010

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) are calling for an overhaul of a ‘deeply flawed’ benefit which they say is causing ‘unnecessary misery and hardship’ for thousands of sick and disabled people in Scotland.

  14. 30 Mar 2010

    It is time for a system which lifts people out of poverty and treats them with dignity.

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform, a coalition of over 40 key Scottish charities is calling on leaders of all the main political parties to support their Manifesto for Change.

  15. 9 Feb 2010

     SCOTTISH secretary Jim Murphy’s plan to reward people who ‘snitch’ on supposed benefits cheats has been slammed by a coalition of anti-poverty groups.

  16. 23 Oct 2009

    New Benefit Has Been a 'Catalogue of Errors'

    Today marks one year since the government introduced the new 'Employment Support Allowance' (ESA) to replace Incapacity Benefit and Income Support for those who are sick and disabled. But far from being a cause for birthday celebrations, the first year of the ESA has been one of misery and frustration for many of the vulnerable people who are affected. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) say that the CAB service has been flooded with complaints about the system, which they say is a 'catalogue of errors.'

  17. 6 Oct 2009

    The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) meets today for a conference aimed at challenging the political consensus on welfare reform in the run-up to the next General Election and beyond.


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