Growing up in a recession is not easy, with the nation’s economic performance impacting on every aspect of young peoples' lives. In addition, young people are treated differently in comparison to other adults, including fundamental entitlements such as the right to vote, levels of pay and access to welfare benefit entitlements.
The Scottish CAB Service works to make young people aware of their rights and responsibilities, provides vital advice and information when it’s needed, and reflects their experiences to policymakers.
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.
4 Nov 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has today (Monday) launched ‘Do the Rights Thing’, a new campaign to raise awareness among young people in Scotland of their employment rights.
21 Oct 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the launch of the Young Carer Grant, which becomes available from today, but has stressed it should be the first step in a process of greater support for carers.
Publication date: April 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcomes the introduction of the Job Grant, which will provide much-needed support to young people who have been unemployed for six months or more as they start in a job.
Publication date: December 2018
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) supports the introduction of the Young Carer Grant, which is the first entirely new benefit to be created under powers devolved in the Scotland Act 2016. Young carers in full-time education currently are ineligible for support from Carer’s Allowance, but as is recognised from evidence in the consultation document, they face a range of issues as a result of their caring role at a critical time of transition in their lives.
Publication date: August 2018
Some people can only access the internet through their smartphone. When CAS surveyed clients, we found that this was the case for more than 1 in 10 respondents - 20% of all respondents who said they used the internet at all.
This report looks in more detail at these consumers, analysing their characteristics and assessing their digital access and skills.
Publication date: September 2016
Citizens Advice Scotland agrees that the Scottish Government should
include in statute an ambition to eradicate child poverty. It is equally important
however that this ambition is backed up by clear strategies with specific,
measurable and deliverable actions that are directly linked to reducing the
levels of child poverty in Scotland.