Citizens Advice Scotland
Legislation which requires all homes in Scotland to have interlinked smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be delayed by 12 months following criticism of the timing of implementation due to the impact of coronavirus.
Published 21 October 2020
The tax relief available to those working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will not cover the increased winter energy costs of those on low incomes, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.
Published 15 October 2020
More than 350,000 families in Scotland have fallen behind on council tax payments during the coronavirus lockdown period.
Published 12 October 2020
Potentially thousands of Universal Credit claimants in Scotland will find their incomes unable to match their cost of living unless the £20 increase to the benefit is retained beyond next March, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.
Published 5 October 2020
Citizens Advice Bureaux in Glasgow still face "significant cuts" from the local authority despite councillors rejecting proposals that would have seen five out of eight city CABs close, a charity has warned.
Published 18 September 2020
There remains a significant risk consumers who invest in energy efficiency measures will be vulnerable to mis-selling, poor installations and complex redress routes without stronger protection, according to new research published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).
Published 15 September 2020
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is calling for an extension of the furlough scheme as a new poll reveals that workers in Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay bills and rent over the next 12 months.
Published 11 September 2020
The Scottish Government is to establish a £10 million Tenant Hardship Loan Fund to help those struggling to pay rent during the coronavirus crisis.
Published 2 September 2020
Proposed funding cuts that will close five of Glasgow’s eight Citizens Advice Bureaux will cost communities millions of pounds, new analysis has revealed.
Published 1 September 2020
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that from Monday, face to face advice provision can resume for welfare, debt and income maximisation purposes as Scotland remains in Phase 3 of its coronavirus lockdown.
Published 21 August 2020
A fundamental review of disability assistance must be initiated by the Scottish Government during the next parliament, according to a coalition of organisations campaigning for long-term improvements to social security for disabled people.
Published 19 August 2020
Charities have welcomed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s confirmation that the Scottish Government is looking at extending emergency restrictions on evictions due to the impact of coronavirus until March 2021.
Published 13 August 2020
The UK Government's Warm Home Discount scheme (WHD) is seen as vital by those who receive it but it is failing to help significant numbers of people in Scotland who are in fuel poverty, according to new research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and Changeworks.
Published 7 August 2020
A 37% increase in applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund highlights the need for an extension to the current protections against eviction, according to Shelter Scotland.
Published 8 July 2020
The Scottish Government should accelerate investment in affordable housing and introduce a Scottish jobs guarantee in partnership with business as part of its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 23 June 2020