Scottish Government consultationPublication date:April 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcomes the introduction of the Job Grant, which will provide much-needed support to young people who have been unemployed for six months or more as they start in a job.
Scottish Government consultationPublication date:December 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) supports the introduction of the Young Carer Grant, which is the first entirely new benefit to be created under powers devolved in the Scotland Act 2016. Young carers in full-time education currently are ineligible for support from Carer’s Allowance, but as is recognised from evidence in the consultation document, they face a range of issues as a result of their caring role at a critical time of transition in their lives.
Digital access for consumers only using smartphones to access the internetPublication date:August 2018
Some people can only access the internet through their smartphone. When CAS surveyed clients, we found that this was the case for more than 1 in 10 respondents - 20% of all respondents who said they used the internet at all.
This report looks in more detail at these consumers, analysing their characteristics and assessing their digital access and skills.
Scottish Government consultationPublication date:September 2016
Citizens Advice Scotland agrees that the Scottish Government should
include in statute an ambition to eradicate child poverty. It is equally important
however that this ambition is backed up by clear strategies with specific,
measurable and deliverable actions that are directly linked to reducing the
levels of child poverty in Scotland.
Publication date:May 2014
The number of Scots falling victim to financial rip-offs is increasing dramatically. A special helpline set up by CAS to deal solely with consumer issues saw a 14% increase last year in calls about scams.
Evidence to Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities CommitteePublication date:May 2014
CAS submitted written evidence to the Equal Opportunities Committee's follow-up inquiry to their 'Having and Keeping a Home' report in 2012 which examined the causes of homelessness amongst young people and steps that could be taken to prevent it.
Publication date:December 2012
As welfare changes begin to affect people across the country, Citizens Advice Scotland is producing briefings outlining their impact on people across Scotland in our Voices from the Frontline series. This briefing looks at the changes to Local Housing Allowance which significantly affected 4,400 claimants aged 25 to 35 across Scotland earlier in 2012.
Publication date:October 2012
As welfare changes begin to affect people across the country, Citizens Advice Scotland is producing briefings outlining their impact on people across Scotland in our Voices from the Frontline series. This briefing looks at the increasing number of sanctions that have been applied to jobseekers in the past two years and the effects that they have had on claimants.
Publication date:September 2012
This report is the concluding publication of Perth CAB's campaign which sought to research the issues young people face in the workplace, and find out how much they felt they knew about their employment rights.
Publication date:August 2012
Perth CAB is campaigning to increase young people's knowledge of employment rights and to let them know where to access advice.
Publication date:May 2012
Leaflet with information about CAB volunteering aimed at young people who are looking to gain new skills to help with work, study and the rest of life too!
Publication date:November 2011
This the fourth in our series of briefing sheets based on the report Being Young Being Heard, and focuses on specific issues that young people are facing in regards to employment - particularly in the current economic climate.
Publication date:October 2011
Part of our series of briefing sheets based on the report Being Young Being Heard, this sheet focuses on the problems young people face with benefits.
Publication date:September 2011
This briefing from our series on the problems facing young people in Scotland looks at housing issues.
Publication date:February 2011
The briefing which accompanies Citizens Advice Scotland’s report, Being Young Being Heard.Spotlight:
Publication date:February 2011
Citizens Advice Scotland’s report Being Young Being Heard outlines the impact of the recession on young people in Scotland in their own words.Spotlight:
Publication date:June 2009
Drowning in Debt briefing sheet which focuses on young clients.
Publication date:April 2008
A briefing for the westminster debate on child poverty in Scotland, written in response to the inquiry by the Scottish Affairs Committee
Stressed About Debt? High costs of energy, food and fuel mean that many people are finding it impossible to keep up, worrying about debt or falling behind on bills. The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is here for you, with free, confidential and impartial advice in a variety of ways.