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Spotlight on: The economy
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.
30 Jun 2021
by Rory Mair CBE, Chair of Citizens Advice Scotland.
This column was first published in the Herald on 30 June 2021.
19 May 2021
Nearly one in three (29%) small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are concerned about energy prices rising, according to research for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
19 May 2021
by Emily Rice, Senior Policy Officer, CAS Energy team.
This article was first published in the Herald on 19 May 2021, to coincide with the release of our Risky Business report.
Publication date: June 2021
The Stronger Communities team has responded to Ofcom's call for inputs on it's review of postal regulation from 2022 onwards.
As the statutory advocate for postal consumers in Scotland, CAS believes that there are particular issues that need to be addressed during the review period that are affecting consumers and SMEs. This includes the affordability of services, the quality of service and the impact of location-based surcharging and refusal to deliver in the parcel market.
Publication date: November 2020
CAS produced this data briefing alongside a policy briefing calling for the £20 a week increase to Universal Credit to be made permanent.
Publication date: June 2020
This submission addresses issues of low pay and employment practices.
Publication date: May 2020
CAS welcomes the opportunity to feed into the work of the Scottish Government's Advisory Group on Economic Recovery. Central to our view of how to stimulate economic growth post-COVID-19 is the principle of protecting household incomes and helping with the cost of living.