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News

  1. 13 Jan 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to the Scottish Government's publication of the first statistics related to the recently-introduced Young Carer Grant.

  2. 29 Oct 2019

    Crisis grant applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund for basic essentials such as food and heating increased by 12% in the period April to June, compared to the same period last year – according to the latest figures from the Scottish Welfare Fund, published today (see link below).

  3. 28 Oct 2019

Publications

  1. Scottish Commission on Social Security consultation
    Rob Gowans

    Publication date: January 2020

    Citizens Advice Scotland recommends the draft regulations are amended to change or clarify a number of areas to improve the social security support provided to disabled children and young people.

  2. Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee inquiry
    Rob Gowans and Nina Ballantyne

    Publication date: October 2019

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the inquiry. In 2018-19, Scotland’s CAB network provided advice on 311,714 issues related to benefits, representing 44% of all advice given in that year. To further inform our submission, CAS surveyed 65 CAB advisers, representing a wide range of geographical areas, to gain their insight into issues surrounding benefit uptake.

  3. Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry
    Rob Gowans and Eilidh McIvor

    Publication date: August 2019

    CAS recognises that Universal Credit (UC) may be working well for some people. However, evidence from across the Scottish Citizens Advice network suggests that a significant number of people -who are often already vulnerable and/or marginalised- are experiencing hardship and detriment as a result of having to claim UC.

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