Citizens Advice Scotland



Scottish child payment doubles to £20 per week from April 2022

The Scottish Child Payment will be doubled to £20 per week per child from April 2022.

Published 30 November 2021

Call for pensioners to receive extra £50 to help heat homes during winter

The Scottish Government is being urged to give pensioners in poverty and low income an extra £50 to help with the cost of heating their homes this winter.

Published 25 November 2021

Energy firm Bulb set to go into administration

Bulb, the UK’s seventh largest energy provider, has announced that it will be entering special administration.

Published 23 November 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland's money tool reaches first birthday

An online tool designed to help people in Scotland to boost incomes, cut costs and save money is one year old today.

Published 23 November 2021

Scotland’s four main debt charities unite to offer support in ‘perfect storm’ crisis

Scotland’s four biggest debt advice charities are urging people across the country to seek free advice on money and debt.

Published 11 November 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland warns of 'alarming' increase for crisis grant advice

New data released by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed an increasing demand across its network for advice regarding crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund in September.

Published 4 November 2021

Increasing numbers of people unable to pay energy bills

The number of people missing energy bill payments because they have run out of money before pay day has soared by 44% over the last year and could yet rise further, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 22 October 2021

CAS: Almost 370,000 go without internet access after running out of money before payday

Almost 370,000 people who ran out of money before payday last year could not afford internet access as a result, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 11 October 2021

Energy bill rise will 'hammer' household budgets

The energy price cap increase imposed today will "hammer" household budgets, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.

Published 1 October 2021

Almost 4000,000 people missed an energy payment in the last year, CAS finds

Almost 400,000 people in Scotland missed an energy payment in the past year after running out of money before payday, according to new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 28 September 2021

Almost 300,000 people missed rent or mortgage payment in last year

Almost 300,000 people in Scotland have missed a housing payment after running out of money in the past year, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland has revealed.

Published 22 September 2021

Citizens Advice Scotland: Over 1.4m Scots have run out of money before pay day

Over 1.4 million people in Scotland have run out money before pay day in the last year, according to new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 20 September 2021

Citizens Advice unlocks £147m for people during pandemic

The Citizens Advice network unlocked almost £147 million for people during the pandemic, new statistics have revealed.

Published 30 August 2021

Majority of Scots back keeping £20 per week increase to Universal Credit

The majority of people in Scotland back keeping the £20 per week increase to Universal Credit until at least the financial situation created by Covid is more stable, polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 16 August 2021

Private rented sector faces ‘significant barriers’ in drive to net zero

Landlords in the private sector are keen to play their part in making their buildings energy-efficient but face significant barriers in doing so, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found.

Published 11 August 2021