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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. 21 May 2019

    Commenting on the Poverty and Inequality Commissions analysis of the Scottish budget, Citizens Advice Scotland Policy Manager Nina Ballantyne said:

  2. 21 Apr 2019

    82% of Scots are concerned about leaving the EU over the next 12 months, according to new data published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). The equivalent figure in a similar survey in April 2018 was 71%.

  3. 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.

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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