Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has put energy efficient housing investment and the Warm Home Discount at the heart of its proposals for Scotland’s post-COVID economic recovery. In its submission to the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group for Economic Recovery, the charity outlines a ser
A third of people in Scotland are concerned about their incomes during COVID-19 while a similar number have less money in their current accounts since the lockdown came into effect, two new pieces of research have revealed.
Legislation to establish a new consumer organisation has been unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament. Consumer Scotland – a new body dedicated to protecting the interests of consumers – is expected to be operational next year.
A new agreement has been reached by the Association for Decentralised Energy and Heat Network suppliers to protect their customers during the COVID-19 crisis as a new survey found household monthly energy costs are set to increase by an average of £32 because of increased fuel use during lockd
Household claims for Universal Credit in Scotland have increased from an average of 20,000 per month in 2019 to over 110,000 between 1 March and 7 April, highlighting the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on people’s finances.
More than 40 of Scotland’s leading children's charities, faith groups, trade unions, community groups and anti-poverty organisations have joined civic organisations from across the UK to call on the Chancellor to increase child benefit by £10 a week per child to help families through the
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's announcement that the UK Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been roundly welcomed. In a statement on Friday, the Chancellor said the government will pay 80% of salary for staff who are kept on by their employer, coverin