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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 partciular pressure to meet expanding demand with limited - and often dwindling - resources.  


  1. 23 Jul 2018

    by Kristin Hartman, Policy officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.

    NB This article was first published in the Sunday Herald on 22 July 2018.

  2. 17 Jul 2018

    Scotland’s rural businesses are being held back by parcel delivery surcharges and poor broadband – according to new research published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

  3. 17 May 2018

    More than 7 out of 10 Scots are concerned about how Brexit will affect them, according to new data published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).


  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. "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.

  4. Progress on parcel deliveries in Scotland 2012-2015
    David Moyes & Kate Morrison

    Publication date: September 2015

    The latest in a series of reports into problems faced by consumers in Scotland when shopping online, this reports charts the progress of delivery charges from 2012-2015.

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