Citizens Advice Scotland

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is today launching its new online Money Map tool to help people who have faced a hit to their finances beause of the coronavirus pandemic. The tool launches as new research conducted by the charity found that almost half (47%) of people in Scotland have run out of mone

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Cadder Housing Association has been able to provide further services to support local households during these difficult times thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council’s Communities Fund. The services, which will be provided by the Citizens Advice Bureau to all Cadder residents, include

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The tax relief available to those working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will not cover the increased winter energy costs of those on low incomes, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned. According to a recent study by Energy Helpline, the average household energy bill could c

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More than 350,000 families in Scotland have fallen behind on council tax payments during the coronavirus lockdown period. For the first six months of the financial year, local authorities in Scotland have missed out on £100 million of revenue.

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