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At a time when Scotland's people are in great need of high quality, free advice and information, the Scottish CAB Service is far from immune to the impact of cuts in government spending and reductions in the funds available from trusts, foundations and other organisations that support the provision of independent advice.  Frontline CAB offices are under particular pressure to meet expanding demand with limited - and often dwindling - resources.  

News

  1. 4 Sep 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said the Chancellor’s Spending Round is a missed opportunity to deal with the problems caused by Universal Credit delays.

  2. 24 Aug 2019

    Increasing numbers of working people in Scotland are struggling on their present incomes, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) reveals.

  3. 27 Jul 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to check their eligibility for a council tax reduction as research reveals a quarter of working people who run out of cash before pay day miss their council tax payment as a result.

Publications

  1. CAS responds to new Commission's call for evidence
    Jamie Stewart

    Publication date: May 2019

    The Scottish Government has established the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland to provide independent, informed advice on the creation of a 30-year infrastructure strategy to meet the country’s future economic growth and societal needs. To support this, the Commission issued a call for evidence

  2. Scottish Parliament Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Inquiry
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: September 2018

    CAS supported the devolution of employment programmes, as it represents the opportunity to provide schemes that more effectively support long-term unemployed people into work, based on the positive employability programmes already existing in Scotland.

  3. CAB Clients in Crisis
    Rhiannon Sims

    Publication date: July 2016

    On-going analysis of CAB case evidence over the last four years has shown that more and more bureaux clients are experiencing periods of no income, and are unable to afford essentials including food, gas and electricity to heat their homes, as well as priority payments such as rent. More worryingly still are the number of clients who present at bureaux having not eaten in a number of days. 

  4. "Measures to ensure the Scottish water and sewerage non-household retail market work well"

    Publication date: June 2016

    The Consumer Futures Unit's response to the Commission's consultation seeking views on measures to ensure the Scottish water and sewerage non-household retail market
    works well.

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