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  1. The financial benefits of advice provision - the example of the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland
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    November 2012

    The Fraser of Allander Institute, on behalf of Citizens Advice Scotland, has published a study on the economic benefits of the Citizens Advice Service in Scotland.

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  2. Publication date:
    October 2012

    Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland help hundreds of thousands of people with over half a million new issues each year. Snapshot uses evidence on these issues to act as an early warning system for government, service providers, and private sector companies, of where policies and practices are failing or inefficient. These monthly briefings use very recent evidence and are an excellent way of spotting trends to social policy and tracing the impact of recent policy changes.

    This edition is based on the advice needs of over 15,000 clients who approached bureaux for advice in August 2012. These clients were better off by nearly £7.9m as a result of the advice that they recieved.

  3. Keith Dryburgh
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    August 2012

     CAS' response to the Scottish Parliament in relation to the draft Scottish Budget 2013-14.

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    May 2012

    This briefing for MSPs outlines the importance of ensuring that the Scottish Government’s Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill provides the citizens of Scotland with access to passported benefits when current benefits are effectively abolished and replaced in 2013 by the new Universal Credit. 

  5. Keith Dryburgh and Matt Lancashire
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    January 2012

    A briefing to Scottish MPs on the seven amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill brought forward and passed by the House of Lords prior to the Westminster debate on the 1st February 2012. The briefing looks at the negative impact of the bill on the people, society and economy of Scotland, and discusses ways in which the proposed amendments would decrease these impacts.

  6. Keith Dryburgh and Matt Lancashire
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    October 2011

    CAS's submission to the Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee, which will be scrutinising the UK Welfare Reform Bill Legislative Consent Motion, gives detail on the impact of aspects of the bill to Scotland’s people, services and economy. In addition it sets out our arguments for the establishment of a Scottish Parliament Welfare and Benefits Committee and our position on the LCM.

  7. Keith Dryburgh
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    October 2011

    Submission from Citizens Advice Scotland to the Infrastructure & Capital Investment Committee: Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13

     

  8. Keith Dryburgh
    Publication date:
    October 2011

    Submission from Citizens Advice Scotland to the Local Government and Regeneration Committee Scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012-13

  9. Matt Lancashire
    Publication date:
    October 2011

    Crisis Loans and Community Care Grants are to be devolved to Scotland. This response to the consultation advised Scottish Government how successor arrangements might operate in Scotland.

     

  10. Publication date:
    September 2011

    This briefing draws on the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) manifesto to set out five key principles for welfare reform agreed by our diverse membership. It calls on the House of Lords to ensure these principles underpin debate and decisions on the Welfare Reform Bill.

  11. Matt Lancashire
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    June 2011

    The CAS welfare reform briefing has been sent to all Scottish MPs before the 3rd reading of the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Commons. The focus of the briefing looks at the major issues affecting our clients in the bill and impact on devolved legislation in Scotland.

  12. Alizeh Hussain
    Publication date:
    February 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland’s briefing for the Westminster Hall debate taking place on Tuesday the 8th of February on the effects of housing benefit changes on Scotland.

  13. Matt Lancashire and Alizeh Hussain
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    November 2010

    CAS briefing on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Works and Pensions.

  14. Matt Lancashire and Alizeh Hussain
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    November 2010

    CAS briefing on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on the Department for Works and Pensions.

  15. Collection Periods
    Keith Dryburgh
    Publication date:
    April 2010

    A briefing for politicians on the effects of community charge and council tax collection periods on CAB clients.

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    April 2010

    Response from CAS on the Independent Budget Review.

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