Citizens Advice Scotland stands up for consumers on issues like payday loans and used cars, making sure that politicians, companies and regulators hear their voice and that they get a fair deal.
We also deliver part of the Great Britain-wide Citizens Advice Consumer Service (03454 04 05 06 or via www.adviceguide.org.uk) which provides consumer advice over the phone or email.
This page has all the latest news about our work advising consumers and campaigning on their behalf.
19 Oct 2015
Hundreds of thousands of Scottish consumers are in debt to their local Council for unpaid water and sewerage bills - according to a new report today by Citizens Advice
5 Nov 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland is taking part in National Consumer Week this year with our partner, Trading Standards Scotland. Launching on Cyber Monday (26th November), the theme of this year’s campaign will be online marketplaces.
3 Sep 2018
by Derek Mitchell, CAS Chief Executive
(This article first appeared in the Sunday Herald on 26 August 2018)
Publication date: July 2018
CAS welcomes the Consumer Green Paper and a stronger push by the UK government for greater simplicity, transparency and fairness for those that purchase and use goods and services.
Publication date: February 2018
The Consumer Futures Unit launches a new water report today. Deliberative research was used to get a deeper understanding of consumers’ views on two important aspects of water policy: service standards across urban and rural areas, and how consumers relate to water and the environment.
Findings from the research supported stronger engagement between Scotland’s water industry and those that use its services, and that involving consumers in the design and delivery of water and sewerage services is more likely to result in mutual benefits for both the industry and those that use its services.
The report found that consumers are strong supporters of water and environmental protection and conservation, however they need more help to understand how their behaviour in terms of appropriate disposal of household waste can and will protect both Scottish Water’s assets, and the environment. Moving consumers from being largely disengaged users of water services, to willing and informed partners, will require insight and creativity. The challenge for the water industry and government is to bring this about.
Publication date: September 2016
The Consumer Futures Unit of Citizens Advice Scotland is very pleased to invite you to tender for research into Improving information and signposting for users and managers of private water supplies. Our Specification of Requirement sets out the research scope and timescales for delivery. Please also download a Pricing Schedule.
The closing date for clarification questions is Friday 16 September 2016 and we would ask that tenders are submitted by Friday 30 September 2016.
Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.
Publication date: December 2015
Invitation to Tender
Citizens Advice Scotland invites you to tender for research into Flooding and Capital Investment: the extent of community involvement in flood prevention schemes.