Citizens Advice Scotland

46-60 of 269 Articles
Clock icon 4 minutes

Energy prices are set to rise by as much as £97 for millions of consumers in April as a result of changes in wholesale energy prices, regulator Ofgem said today. When wholesale prices fell sharply last year in the wake of the first lockdown, the level of the price cap fell by £

Clock icon 3 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning that fuel debt – being in debt to your energy supplier – is a growing concern for consumers as the latest data from the Citizens Advice network reveals a 13% increase in fuel debt advice as a proportion of all debt advice compared to November 202

Clock icon 2 minutes

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland helped 19,554 people in December, as concerns around debt and benefits continued amid COVID-19 restrictions, according to new data released today. The network has warned that demand shows no signing of letting up with rising demand for advice about fuel debt f

Clock icon 5 minutes

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed the report by the Social Renewal Advisory Board, which has made recommendations for a fairer and more equal Scotland as the country prepares for its post-pandemic recovery. The SFHA has called on the Scottish Government to accept th

Clock icon 3 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is encouraging people to ‘save your energy’ as the charity launches its Big Energy Saving Month 2021 campaign. The campaign encourages people to get energy advice, and focuses on five key consumer groups:

Clock icon 6 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is warning of a council tax debt "explosion" as the impact of the pandemic makes a bad situation even worse in 2021 as clients have racked up millions in arrears. Council tax debt is currently the number one debt issue the Citizens Advice Bureau network sees.

Clock icon 3 minutes

The new festive eviction ban is the perfect opportunity for tenants in hardship to seek help, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has said as new figures show the proportion of housing advice given out on the private rented sector jumped from 17% in February to 28% in October, a rise of 65% in just

Clock icon 2 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has welcomed the Scottish Government's announcement that the Water Charges Reduction Scheme is to be increased from 25% to 35% reduction for those who are eligible. Gail Walker, CAS water policy manager, said: "Water charges in general are increasing, which is nec

Clock icon 3 minutes

A staggering £170 million was unlocked for people in Scotland during 2019/20 thanks to the work of the country's Citizens Advice network, according to new annual figures show. A total of 59 Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABs) and associated national services delivered the gains through social secur

Clock icon 2 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has expressed disappointment that Chancellor Rishi Sunak failed to confirm whether the temporary £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit will be made permanent beyond March 2021. Introduced in March this year as a measure to help people whose income was hi

46-60 of 269 Articles