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  1. 25 Jun 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed a report by the Financial Conduct Authority that exposes the poor advice given by many fee-charging debt managers. 

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  2. 24 Jun 2015

    Families across Scotland are still struggling to afford a decent farewell for their loved ones, according to a new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  3. 17 Jun 2015

    The Edinburgh Trusted Trader scheme is being launched today (17 June 2015) to residents in response to demand for a “go to” list of reputable businesses when people need work or repairs carried out on their homes.

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  4. 14 Apr 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the fine imposed on Clydesdale Bank by the FCA, for the bank's poor record on Payment Protection Insurance.

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  5. 1 Apr 2015

    Ayr Academy emerged victorious from this year’s Scottish Young Consumer Quiz Final, and will go on to represent Scotland in the UK final. The 2015 event, held at the Scottish Parliament, was the third Young Consumer competition in a row that Citizens Advice Scotland’s Community Action Team has supported. CAS CEO Margaret Lynch formally opened the competition, as well as handing out certificates and prizes to all participants at the end of proceedings.  

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  6. 23 Feb 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to consider the needs of consumers as their top priority when awarding its water supply contract.

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  7. 19 Feb 2015

    Citizens Advice Scotland has given its reaction to the report by the Competition and Markets Authority into the energy markets.

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  8. 15 Dec 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the news that the UK’s nine biggest banks have agreed to provide free basic bank accounts by the end of 2015.

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  9. 12 Dec 2014

    A lack of government protection could be costing victims of phone crime up to £4 million each year, UK-wide. That’s according to new analysis from Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  10. 11 Nov 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the news that the Financial Conduct Authority is to cap interest rates for payday lending. But CAS has also said that more needs to be done to protect consumers from excessive payday loan charges.

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  11. 16 Oct 2014

    Unscrupulous car parking operators, including those operating on behalf on major supermarkets and shopping centres, are in the sights of Citizens Advice Scotland. Their new ‘It’s Not Fine’ campaign aims to highlight bad practice and empower consumers to fight back.

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  12. 6 Oct 2014

    Last year the Scottish CAB service recorded a 79% increase in the numbers of cases related to household fuel bills.

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  13. 1 Aug 2014

    People who stand up to costly broadband cancellation charges are seeing their fees passed to debt collectors, finds Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  14. 31 Jul 2014

    A campaign to end unfair and unclear charges on deliveries to rural areas, with its roots in Skye and Lochalsh CAB, has won support from the UK Government.  Jo Swinson, Consumer Affairs Minister and MP for East Dunbartonshire, will launch the UK-wide statement of principles for parcel deliveries, based upon a document first drawn up by CAS, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Retail Consortium, on Thursday 31st July in Glasgow.

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  15. 24 Jun 2014

    Bereaved Scots are finding it hard to pay the growing costs of burying their loves ones, according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Scotland. 

    The average cost of a simple funeral in Scotland today is £3,240 - an increase of 7% year on year since 2004. And this rise has occurred against a background of falling household incomes and a cut in the emergency assistance that people can claim for funerals, leaving some families unable to bury their deceased at all.

  16. 29 May 2014

    The number of Scots falling victim to financial rip-offs is increasing dramatically, according to new figures published Thursday 29th May by Citizens Advice Scotland.

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  17. 22 May 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said Royal Mail must maintain the ‘Universal Service Obligation’ *(USO), which protects delivery services for people in remote and rural areas.

    Royal Mail have today said that increased competition in the industry is reducing its profits, and warned that this might put the USO at risk.  

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  18. 1 May 2014

    Citizens Advice Scotland, the Trading Standards Institute and Police Scotland are launching Scams Awareness Month in conjunction with partners across the UK, as 31 people in Scotland report bogus selling to the Citizens Advice helpline every week.  Anyone is susceptible to a scam, with an estimated 3million people falling victim in the UK every year, but there are clear steps you can take to fight back and stamp-out swindlers. 

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  19. 1 May 2014

    Thursday May 1st sees the launch of this year's Scams Awareness Month (SAM 2014). SAM 2014 is about the fight-back against scammers - giving consumers the information, skills and confidence to spot and stop scams

    Throughout May, local information events are taking place across the CAB network in Scotland.

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  20. 8 Apr 2014

    15,000 Scottish businesses hit by unfair delivery charges

    Citizens Advice Scotland have today published new research showing the impact of unfair delivery charges on Scottish businesses.

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