Citizens Advice Scotland

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The future of a lifeline energy scheme in Scotland is in doubt, as households face soaring bills in a matter of weeks. The Warm Home Discount, funded by all energy consumers, takes £140 off of energy bills through an energy company rebate, to people on pension credit or low incomes.

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called on broadband providers to do more to raise awareness of their ‘social tariffs,’ which could save consumers £144 a year if they are claiming Universal Credit. The call comes as Ofcom has revealed that just 55,000 of the eligible 4.2 million

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has issued a warning about increasing demand for energy advice as new figures from across the CAB network shows the impact of the autumn price cap increase. In December 2021, CAB advice given in relation to utilities, the majority of which relates to energy, increased

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Large increases to energy bills in the spring could see demand for food bank use soar, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned. Analysis of the advice CABs gave during the pandemic found that 30% of clients getting advice around food banks also needed advice around utilities – the majority o

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Around 640,000 people in Scotland – about one in seven - find their energy bills unaffordable as a result of low incomes, new analysis from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has found. Polling for CAS by YouGov reveals 36% of adults in Scotland find their energy bills unaffordable. Of these peopl

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The introduction of Adult Disability Payment and extension of Scottish Child Payment to children under 16 will see a major increase in the number of people eligible to receive Sottish benefits in 2022. The Scottish Child Payment will increase to £20 from April, giving increased support to 111,

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A total of 70% of people in Scotland are worried about unaffordable energy bills in 2022, new polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed. Research commission by the charity from YouGov found 70% of people in Scotland were worried about bills becoming less affordable by November 2022. Mo

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Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau is naming its building ‘Palmer House’ in honour of anti-racism campaigner Sir Geoff Palmer. Sir Geoff has been a trustee of Penicuik CAB since 2004. He was awarded a knighthood in 2014 for his services to human rights, science and charity. Mr Palmer is als

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