Citizens Advice Scotland

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the news that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is opening a review of care homes for the elderly. Last week, the CMA launched a market study into care homes for the elderly to review how well the market works and whether people are treated fairl

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The first ever report into Scotland’s Citizens Advice service has found that one million pieces of advice were delivered by the service last year to over 310,000 individuals, equivalent to over one in every 14 adults. Published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), the Impact Report revealed th

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Scottish households missed out on £300 million of savings last year because they didn’t change their energy supplier, according to new statistics. Figures from OFGEM show that savings of around £300 this year are achievable per household just by switching as a new Ipsos MORI survey from the Ener

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Payday loan company CFO Lending has been ordered to repay around £35 million to borrowers after regulators found evidence of unfair practices to more than 97,000 customers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the company took payments without permission and sent “threatening and misleading

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Ofgem has announced proposals to cap charges imposed by energy suppliers for the installation of pre-payment meters, and end them altogether for the most vulnerable customers. Under current rules, suppliers can charge customers warrant costs when installing a prepayment meter (PPM) which can range f

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Scots living in flood-risk areas are often unable to get affordable insurance protection for their homes and businesses, according to new research from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). With flood incidents increasing, the charity’s new report, published today, shows that some insurers are refusing

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People on low incomes are having their financial situations made even worse by continually paying more than most for essential goods and services, according to new research. A report published today by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) revealed that poorer Scots often pay above average costs for energy

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Measures by Ofgem to deliver a more competitive and fairer energy market are “a step in the right direction” towards helping poorest consumers but more needs to be done to help people in fuel poverty, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said. Yesterday the energy regulator said four million pre-p

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed OFGEM’s investigation into SSE pre-payment meter processes. The energy regulator said it was responding to concerns about the Perth-based company's approach to switching customers to pre-payment tariffs.

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More than 200,000 low income households have received almost £98 million in grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund, according to official statistics. New figures show that since the scheme was set up in April 2013, £97.9 million worth of grants have been given to nearly 204,000 households in Sco

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The most vulnerable people in Scotland are falling into destitution because the benefits system is failing to provide a safety net, according to a charity. On the day Britain welcomes Theresa May as its new Prime Minister, evidence published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has exposed “shocking

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