Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive suspended

Margaret Lynch
Margaret Lynch

The chief executive at Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has been suspended from her job, according to reports.

The Sunday Herald has reported that Margaret Lynch is being investigated and has been off work for around a month.

CAS gives advice to consumers and vulnerable people in Scotland on money, legal and welfare problems through its bureaux.

Ms Lynch has been the head of the organisation since 2012.

In the two years up to her appointment, the organisation was plagued with problems at senior level, losing two chief executives in quick succession.

CAS insiders remain tight-lipped about the reasons but a source told the Sunday Herald that Lynch is unpopular among some staff and morale is low. It is understood there has been trade union involvement in employee issues and, separately, there is a long-running pay dispute.

A CAS spokesman said: “We can confirm that the CEO is suspended. At present we are unable to make any further comment.”


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