Citizens Advice Scotland

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CAS housing spokesman Patrick Hogan Over 6,000 people - an increase of 23 per cent over the past two years - contacted Citizens Advice Scotland in 2015 to report problems with their landlords and with poor housing in the private rented sector.

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has appointed “independent experts” to review its own governance with the aim of making the charity a model within the sector for progressive governance. The move follows a difficult few months which have seen the departure of chief executive Margaret Lynch and the

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is urging people in Scotland’s military community to make use of its specialist Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP) in 2016. Launched in 2010, ASAP identifies the most common areas of difficulty facing returning veterans which include low income, employment and housi

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The Commission on Local Tax Reform has published a new report recommending the abolition and replacement of the current council tax system. The cross-party commission, established jointly by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), brought together representa

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Susan McPhee Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has urged Holyrood to use new powers to create a fairer welfare system after a poll revealed over a third of benefit claimants are ‘unable to get by’ on the income they receive.

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The number of fuel poverty cases recorded by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has increased by 130 per cent since 2011, according to new figures. Two reports published by the charity show not just the sharp increase in case numbers but also the reasons behind this – which include austerity policies,

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A joint campaign from Energy Saving Trust, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland is calling on Scottish residents to swot up on switching energy supplier and, where possible, help an older relative or neighbour find a better deal. As people prepare for winter, Big Ener

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Annie Mauger Attempts by the Scottish Government to provide “more security, stability and predictability” to tenants renting in the private rented sector (PRS) have been broadly welcomed, though concerns have been raised proposals may harm investment in the sector.

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has come out against news that UK government ministers are reportedly considering plans that will stop young people from being able to claim tax credits, saying the plans will compound the challenges already facing vulnerable young Scots and will lead more into poverty

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Gillian Guy Prepay energy customers pay an average of £226 more per year than they would on the cheapest online direct debit deals, new analysis by Citizens Advice has revealed.

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Citizens Advice Scotland has expressed concern about the impact of further welfare cuts, following David Cameron’s speech yesterday. Arguing that the UK should be a "lower tax, lower welfare society", the prime minister said it was wrong to treat "the symptoms of the social and economic problems w

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