Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has repeated its call for the abolition of the five-week wait and the introduction of a non-repayable assessment period grant for everyone claiming Universal Credit to stop people from being swept into serious debt. The recommendations come in a new report from the cha
Consumers are supportive of the goal of net-zero emissions by 2045, but are ‘in the dark’ over the challenges it will pose in their own lives, a new briefing from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed. Research for the charity from YouGov found that 68% of Scottish adults supp
Around one in seven (14%) adults in Scotland are finding it difficult to live on their present income, according to polling for Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) from YouGov. Research for the charity reveals 10% of people are finding it difficult, with a further 4% finding it very difficult.
The Citizens Advice network is worth up to £245 million to Scottish society, according to a new analysis published today. The analysis comes from a new independent report from Europe Economics into the economic value of advice provided during the year 2019/20, and includes analysis that the ad
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed encouraging changes from the Scottish Government around adult disability payments, but is urging the government to go further to improve the payment for more disabled people by scrapping the 20 metre rule. The Scottish Government’s response to the co
The Scottish Government has announced a £10 million grant fund to support tenants who have fallen into rent arrears as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. Announcing the fund, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: "The Scottish Government has taken action from the outset to support
More than half (51%) of people who sought debt advice from a Citizens Advice Bureau wish they had done so sooner, new data published by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has revealed. For all clients, four in ten people wish they had sought advice sooner.
The Highland Council is working with the Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau to provide a new office and IT suite along with twelve 1 and 2-bed flats for council rent on the site for the former community centre in Nairn.
The Citizens Advice network helped people almost one million times during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new data report released today has revealed. Figures from April 2020 to the end of March 2021 reveal the network issued 987,348 pieces of advice to over 165,000 clients.
As the new energy price cap rise came into force yesterday, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people who have been working from home during the pandemic to claim tax relief on their energy bills ahead of the tax year ending on April 5. Under the existing tax relief system, workers can cl
Scotland faces a ‘cliff edge’ moment as it emerges from lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned. Publishing its manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections, the charity revealed the impact COVID-19 has had on people financially.