Citizens Advice Scotland
As the new energy price cap rise came into force yesterday, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people who have been working from home during the pandemic to claim tax relief on their energy bills ahead of the tax year ending on April 5.
Published 1 April 2021
Demand for online advice has soared since the UK went into lockdown last March, new figures released by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have revealed.
Published 23 March 2021
Scotland faces a ‘cliff edge’ moment as it emerges from lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.
Published 15 March 2021
A new strategy for Scotland’s rented sector will improve accessibility, affordability and standards, as part of a new 20-year route map for housing to be published next week by the Scottish Government.
Published 11 March 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to check to save on their council tax this month, as new figures reveal the Citizens Advice network delivered £2.3 million in savings in the past year, with an average saving of £393.
Published 8 March 2021
A temporary £20 uplift to Universal Credit announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak said in his Budget speech yesterday must be made permanent, campaigners have urged.
Published 4 March 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is telling MPs ahead of this week’s Budget that the Chancellor must make the £20 uplift to Universal Credit (UC) permanent.
Published 1 March 2021
Legislation which will help cut emissions, reduce fuel poverty and create green jobs by accelerating the deployment of heat networks has been passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament.
Published 24 February 2021
MSPs from across Scotland will recognise the impact of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) network in Scotland in a special members’ business debate at Holyrood today.
Published 24 February 2021
Shocking new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) shows that Universal Credit will fall below its 2013 value in real terms if plans to end the £20 uplift are not reversed.
Published 10 February 2021
Plans to ensure all buildings in Scotland are warmer, more efficient and reach zero emissions by 2045 have been launched for consultation.
Published 8 February 2021
Energy prices are set to rise by as much as £97 for millions of consumers in April as a result of changes in wholesale energy prices, regulator Ofgem said today.
Published 5 February 2021
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that fuel debt – being in debt to your energy supplier – is a growing concern for consumers as the latest data from the Citizens Advice network reveals a 13% increase in fuel debt advice as a proportion of all debt advice compared to November 2020.
Published 1 February 2021
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland helped 19,554 people in December, as concerns around debt and benefits continued amid COVID-19 restrictions, according to new data released today.
Published 27 January 2021
An alliance of more than 25 advocacy, support and housing organisations have today written to cabinet secretary for finance Kate Forbes, asking her to make social and affordable homes “the cornerstone of Scotland’s recovery” in this week’s Budget.
Published 26 January 2021