Citizens Advice Scotland

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The price of energy for a typical household that uses gas and electricity and pay by Direct Debit will go up by £94 after Ofgem announced it will increase the price cap by 5% on the previous quarter from 1 January 2024.

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A new campaign has launched today encouraging people who are worried about energy bills to seek advice from the Citizens Advice network. The campaign comes as research from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) indicates that energy bills are the biggest financial concern for 2.2 million people this winter

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that the cost-of-living crisis is seeing more and more people fall behind on the rent, as new figures show a 37 per cent increase in demand for advice around rent arrears in the year to September 2023. The charity has previously warned about rising demand fo

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Citizens Advice Scotland has said landlords are flouting a law that is intended to stop them evicting tenants and imposing large rent increases. Writing in The Herald, CAS Housing spokesperson Aoife Deery elaborates. Last month the Scottish Parliament voted to extend the cap on rent increases and li

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The Citizens Advice network in Scotland helped more than 23,000 families at risk from poverty in the past year, new data from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) reveals. The Scottish Government has identified several groups particularly vulnerable to child poverty, including single-parent families, fami

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Demand for advice around illegal eviction in the private rented sector jumped by 42% in the Scottish CAB network over the course of the year to this summer, according to new data released today by Citizens Advice Scotland.

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People across Scotland are at a ‘crisis point’ Citizens Advice Scotland has warned, as it published new figures showing surging demand for advice around crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund. Crisis grants are payments provided by local authorities to help people cover the cost of

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Energy regulator Ofgem has today announced a further reduction in the energy price cap for the last quarter of 2023. The change will bring the average dual-fuel energy bill below £2,000 a year for the first time since April 2022, saving households an average of £151 on the previous quart

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