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.
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
A coalition of 15 national charities and organisations coordinated by Age Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to improve its plans for the new Pension Age Disability Payment by including extra mobility and travel support for recipients.
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
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
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning about the impact on net zero targets of the cost-of-living crisis, as new data shows online page views for energy efficiency advice has plummeted by 80 per cent in a year. In August 2023 CAS’ online advice pages had 372,574 unique page views from 230,1
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
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.
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
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
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that months of unaffordable energy bills will lead to a ‘debt trap’ for consumers across Scotland. The charity has published its latest Cost-of-Living Analysis, finding a clear link between people seeking advice on utilities and needing help with