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Spotlight on: Housing
As economic conditions and benefit changes affect household income, independent advice can be key to keeping people in their home.
20 Jan 2021
by Aoife Deery, CAS policy officer.
This article was first published in the Herald on 20 January 2020.
7 Jan 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed confirmation from the First Minister that the Scottish Government intend to extend the current ban on most evictions until at least the 31st March 2021, but warned further support is needed for tenants to keep their homes beyond that date.
26 Dec 2020
Citizens Advice Scotland has published its summary of advice issued for the last financial year.
This document contains data on housing advice code trends and the most common housing advice codes.
Publication date: December 2020
This document summarises trends in advice code data related to housing. All charts are based on advice code data. These are recorded by advisers every time advice in relation to a particular topic is issued. All figures are expressed as percentages of their “parent” advice code category: e.g. housing advice is expressed as a proportion of all advice issues, and PRS advice is expressed as a proportion of all housing advice. This allows for more effective comparisons between months when overall numbers of clients fluctuate and/or there are changes in advice provision (e.g. the shift to telephone and email at lockdown).
Publication date: August 2019
CAS is pleased to respond to the consultation on the proposed Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill. This Bill aims to protect private sector tenants by limiting rent increases and by increasing the availability of information about rent levels across Scotland.
CAS responds to new Commission's call for evidence
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.
Publication date: April 2019
CAS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on local connection and intentionality. In 2017/2018, CAB advised on 9,700 issues relating to homelessness. 2,189 of these issues were related to homeless assessments, processes and procedures, including the local connection and intentionality rules.